Early pediatric dentistry

Many new parents think that they don’t need to worry about pediatric dentistry until their children’s teeth are all showing, but that’s just not the case! That’s because pediatric dentistry is about more than just teeth care – it’s about comprehensive oral care right from the early stages of life that sets the standard for your child’s future health.
Many new parents visit dentists very early on in their child’s development so that they can get answers to the many questions they have about development milestones, how to introduce their baby to oral care, what to do and, most importantly, what not to do!
Dentists who have experience in pediatric dentistry can help parents to prevent bad oral habits from forming before their child’s teeth makes an appearance – including thumb-sucking – that, if they are left untreated, can cause major problems down the line. They can also help by advising on the best ways to deal with teething and how to keep those first pearly whites looking bright.

Waterloo Smiles Dentistry Insights Shocking State of Oral Health with Olympic Athletes

As professional dentists in Waterloo”, we disbelievingly read a study released on 30 September that made shocking reports on the state of the oral health 2012 Olympic athletes, with some athletes reportedly having never visited a dentist before. University College London researchers examined the teeth and gums of 302 Olympic athletes who visited a London 2012 Olympic Village dental clinic.

The athletes examined took part in 25 different sports:

Information about cosmetic dentists in Waterloo

From the most subtle changes to major overhauls, your dentist can perform an extensive range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that will help to improve your smile. There are so many treatments and techniques to treat teeth that are chipped, discoulored, missing or otherwise damaged and unsightly.

A cosmetic dentist is able to reshape your teeth, restore worn or short teeth and close spaces or even alter the length of your teeth. There are many common cosmetic dentistry procedures, including bonding, bleaching, crowns, reshaping, veneers and contouring, to name only a few.

However, the improvements that come with cosmetic dentistry will not always be only cosmetic. Many dentists that have treated patients in Waterloo have used cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to improve or solve oral problems like an overbite, for example.

Tooth decay has become the most prevalent chronic childhood illness

Tooth decay has become the most prevalent chronic childhood illness. It may surprise you but tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and four times more common than early childhood obesity. None of us want our children’s teeth to rot and fall out. I’m sure we’ll all agree that it’s not always easy getting them to floss and brush every day- after every meal.

Is this one of your parental nightmares?

Imagine your child decides to get her tongue pierced. Then, as if you needed something else to worry about, she starts “playing” with the tiny barbell-shaped stud, by constantly pushing it against her upper front teeth. Then before you know it, she forces a gap between those teeth. Just a fraction of an inch gap that, may likely run you thousands of dollars in orthodontic work to straighten out.

Trust a Waterloo Dentist to give you a smile you can be proud of!

At Waterloo Smiles Dentistry, your pearly whites are our top priority – even if they come with some unique oral care and dental hygiene challenges! We understand how much good it can do your self-esteem for you to have a smile that you’re not afraid of sharing with the world and we pride ourselves on not only being able to deliver this to you, but also equipping you with the advice, products and services you need to help keep your teeth looking their best long after we’ve worked on them: