New Patients: 855 393-0900
Existing Patients: 905-804-8766 3085 Hurontario St, Suite 208,
Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 4E4

Mississauga dentist genuinely cares about children’s oral health

Patients of all ages are welcome at Huron Dental Centre, and we truly enjoy caring for them. There is something special about seeing a child’s face light up with news of another good checkup or helping a new parent aid in a little one’s healthy start. Mississauga dentist, Dr. Jameela Jifri, and her associates take children’s care very seriously, but with a lighthearted style that helps kids look forward to appointments.

It takes a village . . .

Much like the old saying, coordinated effort is the most effective approach to keeping your child’s mouth healthy. At your baby’ pacifiers, thumb-sucking, and any othes earliest appointments, usually beginning at age one or when the first tooth appears, the dentist monitors oral development. You have the opportunity to ask questions about nutrition, baby bottle feeding, pacifiers, thumb-sucking, and any other children’s dental concerns. Our hygiene team provides hands-on instruction on brushing and flossing techniques to help make a healthy home routine fun for your little one. As your child grows, there is no need to switch dental practices – our team is well-equipped to provide lifetime oral healthcare.

Avoiding cavities

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reports that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. Untreated dental caries cause pain and embarrassment. If extraction of a primary tooth is required, it can impact the development of secondary (adult) teeth.

Fortunately, cavities are largely preventable with:

Regular professional cleaning – We take extra time to gently indoctrinate small patients to the sensations of the dental cleaning procedure that removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar.

Educational video about Children Dentistry

Video Transcript
Fact or myth? If you have a cavity, you will know it. Myth, Mild tooth decay has no symptoms. Sensitivity begins to occur when the tooth decay is already causing damage to the nerve. Today's dentistry prevents tooth decay with sealants and other conservative methods. Fact or myth? Sugar is the prime cause of cavities. A fact and also a myth. Acid is the main trigger in producing the bacteria that causes cavities. The bacteria is then fueled by the consumption of carbohydrates. Sugar is a trigger in cavities, but carbs as a whole are the main cause. Fact or myth? Cavities are the prime reason for root canals. Myth. Root canals are a result of nerve damage. And untreated cavity could lead to nerve damage, but root canals are on set by number of different factors. Facts on myth? Brushing and flossing are the best way to prevent cavities. Fact.

Fact or myth? Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth in situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpaste can be more effective. Ask the dentist about what might be best for your teeth. And always look for the ADA seal of approval. Fact or myth? If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface there may be cavities, problems with the root or other abnormalities. Fact or Myth? Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth? Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today's advancements in technology and safety practices there is nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth? You should visit your dentists at least twice a year. FACT.

Fluoride – This pleasant-tasting treatment is painless and takes only a few minutes. It remineralizes tooth enamel to combat acid attack that causes cavities. Topical fluoride treatment cannot cause fluorosis (staining).

Dental sealant – Chewing surfaces of molars are coated with a thin layer of transparent plastic. Sealant fills microscopic pits and fissures – areas prone to decay – and lasts several years.

Should cavities or other dental problems occur, your child is in capable hands at Huron Dental Centre in Mississauga. Call 855 393-0900 to schedule an appointment with one of our children’s dentists