We encourage parents and guardians to bring their children in by the age of 1 for their first dentist visit. As teeth emerge, it is important to have your child checked and screened for proper dental development.
Dr. Barakat can help answer questions about any concerns regarding teething, finger sucking, and bottle feeding. These are common childhood issues that could cause orthodontic concerns if not addressed.
We know that many children may face some dental anxiety during their first few visits to the dentist. In addition to convenient digital imaging and chairside x-rays, we often incorporate laser dentistry that is considered safe for children. Laser dentistry can often eliminate the need for numbing and drilling, making dental visits much more comfortable. We also encourage parents and guardians to remain calm, as your child will respond to your emotions.
Parent’s and guardians play an important role in their children’s oral health. Villanova Dental Studio can help you be the best role model possible for your child so that you can both enjoy their beautiful smile for years to come.
- Understand the vital role first teeth play in the development of permanent teeth
- Teach your children good nutrition and feeding habits from a young age
- Guard your child against thumb-sucking and baby bottle decay
- Brush and floss your child’s teeth with them, showing them the proper methods
- Make an appointment for your child’s first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth emerges
As children’s teeth develop it is important to help them brush and floss to avoid cavities. Our staff will help teach you and your child proper brushing and flossing techniques for early tooth development. Our staff can also help answer any questions you may have about the best products to use for your little ones.
Dr. Barakat offers full-service orthodontic treatments for children and adults. Dr. Barakat uses a range of traditional and modern orthodontic treatments to correct bite malocclusion and crooked teeth. Misaligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern and can negatively impact a child’s oral health and confidence.
Through comprehensive biannual exams and x-rays, Dr. Barakat can analyze the need for early orthodontic treatments. Dr. Barakat also offers multi-phased orthodontic treatment that may help prevent the need for braces later in life. Orthodontics can address a range of concerns:
- Crooked teeth
- Overbite or underbite
- Gaps and spacing between teeth
- Uneven bite force in the jaw
Early treatment of orthodontic concerns can also help children avoid the development of additional oral health concerns. Crooked teeth and misaligned bites are common causes for worn or broken teeth as well as complex TMJ disorders. Correcting bites early allows patients to enjoy a healthier, beautiful and more confident smile.
Oral health care is especially important during pregnancy. A woman’s body experiences many hormonal changes that can affect her oral health. It is also known that a mother’s oral health can affect the health of her baby. Our family dentistry services at Villanova Dental Studio can help keep your teeth and gums healthy while you are pregnant.
The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the health the mother’s teeth and gums. Pregnant women are at a higher risk for developing oral health issues including:
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
Dental Care During Pregnancy
A healthy diet, good dental hygiene, and regular visits to our Ottawa, ON family dentist office can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. A diet high in vitamin D, calcium, and protein can also help to support your oral health during pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant, always let your dentist know. Our first priority will be the safety of you and your child. We provide special oral health exams focused on the needs of pregnant women.
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Careful screening for gum disease, inflammation or signs of bleeding
- Suggestions for a healthy diet, and toothpaste that won’t aggravate morning sickness and more!
Family dental care can help maintain your oral health while pregnant and for years to come for both you and your child.