Simcoe Kids Dental Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
At Simcoe Kids Dental clinic, our specialized pediatric dentist (Dr. Noah Turk) and his entire kid-friendly dental team are 100% committed to creating a safe, happy dental experience for children…for your child.
We know, and love teeth. And we know, and love, kids. Put the two together and you’ve got your best possible chance for stress-free visits to the dentist, every time!
Whether your child needs a simple checkup and cleaning, is having a toothache, or experiencing some other dental trauma or issue, we know what to do.
Has your child had an accident which affected their teeth? Do you want to order a custom-made children’s sports mouth guard? Or, do you have some other kid’s dental issue or question that our Simcoe Kids Dental team can answer?
We can help you today – no referral required.
As the only children’s dental clinic specializing in pediatric dentistry in Simcoe County, trust us with your child’s teeth! Our top priority is your kid’s dental health and mental health!
WHAT IS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY?
Quite simply, pediatric dentistry is dentistry, but catering specifically to children! This form of dental practice is highly specialized and committed to protecting the kid’s oral health, regardless of age. It also takes into account the psychology of children with ways of interacting and engaging with kids in a positive, happy manner.
WHY CHOOSE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST OVER A ‘REGULAR’ DENTIST?
No matter how good your dentist may be with kids, a pediatric dentist has had specialist training that pertains to both children’s teeth and their mental makeup i.e., child psychology.
Our pediatric dental specialist Dr. Noah Turk for example, has had comprehensive training in behavioural guidance techniques, including completing kids’ dental treatments under oral conscious sedation and general anesthesia. He has also worked a lot with children on the Autism Spectrum and in so doing has developed a deep understanding for utilizing Applied Behavioral Analysis in his every patient interaction.
Furthermore, children should see a pediatric dentist from the age of 6 months and on up through their teens, with visits scheduled every 6 months. Taking into account both the young age of our patients and the frequency which we recommend we see them, it is important that every visit to the dentist be a positive one, in order to ensure repeat, regular visits. Pediatric dental specialists know just how to make this so!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT A PEDIATRIC DENTAL APPOINTMENT?
Our primary concern revolves around two things:
- Putting your child at ease at the dentist’s office
- And making sure their teeth (and mouth, gums, and jaw) are in tip-top shape!
To this end, every appointment is dedicated to assessing oral health and proper care, any current oral or dental issues that may present themselves, and catching and fixing any problems pronto!
A visit to our pediatric dental clinic may include some, or all, of the following:
- A happy visit: a team 100% committed to engaging in a fun, playful way with our little charges, to ensure a calm, fun, entertaining experience.
- A deep clean: our oral hygienist will carefully clean and remove any plaque and tartar buildup to keep smiles shiny and happy, and help prevent decay.
- X-Rays: periodically, and only when absolutely necessary, dental x-rays are taken to show us what is happening inside the gums; they help us identify the early stages of hidden cavities. It also helps us to better understand your child’s root development, plus we can see the adult teeth coming in below the gum.
- Full checkup/oral inspection: Dr. Noah carefully examines your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth to detect possible dental problems like tooth decay and cavities.
- Fluoride treatment: Dr. Noah may recommend a fluoride treatment for your child. Fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth and prevent cavities. Fluoride treatments are safe and very effective and used extensively worldwide.
- Dental sealants: Dr. Noah and our team can tell you about the magic of dental sealants to help seal out decay once and for all!
- Oral care tips and tricks: Our pediatric dentist (and hygienist) can help you with tried and true tips and tricks to develop good oral care habits in your child and foster lifelong good practices for a lifelong great smile! (Without any judgment!)
You can also find additional information for parents on this Caring for Kids page by the Canadian Pediatric Association.
The Simcoe Kids Dental Difference
Dr. Noah and his team firmly believe that a children’s dental clinic shouldn’t be scary, and it is their mission to transform every child that enters Simcoe’s doors from a nervous patient to engaged, fascinated, happy, oral-care-convert client. This is why, in Simcoe Kids Dental clinic, we have created a space that is relaxed and relaxing, without ever compromising on the use of the very latest in techniques, technologies, and tools.
This is what our pediatric dentistry looks like: professional, with all the very latest advances in practices and state-of-the-art equipment, but also warm and inviting. We aim to make your child’s every visit a good one – fun and exciting even!
From our staff to our amenities (hello prize-winning prize room!), to our in-suite surgical suite and recovery room – no effort has been spared to turn Simcoe Kids Dental into somewhere your kids will look forward to visiting. The end result? Happy kids, happy parents, happy teeth, and shiny, healthy, happy smiles all round!
Oh, and yes, we also offer affordable dental financing through PayBright, should you need it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why pediatric dentistry?
A pediatric dentist has specialized training in the oral health of children (including psychology) and specifically works with children of all ages including infants, youth, and teenagers.
Is pediatric dentistry a specialty?
Yes, pediatric dentistry is a specialty branch of dentistry that focuses on the preventative and therapeutic oral care of children of all ages.
What age is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral care of all children, from infants as young as 6 months old to adolescents and teens up to the age of 18.