Disera Dental - Thornhill

Child’s First Appointment in Thornhill

The initial visit to a dental office sets the groundwork for a lifetime of oral health in children.
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A Lifetime Of Smiles Starts With A Good Foundation

Provide your children with a strong foundation for developing excellent oral hygiene habits and track their journey as they blossom into radiant smiles. We comprehend the unique challenges and joys of family dental care, and we believe that children require special attention. Cultivating a healthy smile is a vital aspect of childhood, so let’s kick-start them on the correct path with personalized guidance tailored to their individual needs.

Getting Ready For Your First Appointment

Feel free to have a chat with your child about their upcoming trip to the dentist. The primary goal of their inaugural visit is to create a relaxed, enjoyable experience and establish a positive rapport with the dentist. Sometimes, the unknown can trigger a little nervousness, so here’s what your child can anticipate during their first appointment:

Engaging Conversation

We will engage in a friendly dialogue with both you and your child, explaining our procedures and their purpose. We’ll introduce your child to some of the instruments we use, all in language that’s easy for kids to understand. Our aim is to ensure they feel as comfortable and confident as possible. See, we’re not as intimidating as you might think

Gently Examine

We will gently inspect your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall oral health. Our examination will identify any areas of concern or tricky spots that may require extra attention at home. We’ll offer personalized guidance and make a note to focus on those areas during future appointments.

Educate

We might request your child to demonstrate their tooth-brushing technique and then provide them with gentle instructions on how to enhance their oral hygiene regimen at home. We’re here to answer any questions you or your child may have about dental health, so don’t hesitate to ask

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your child will start to cut their first teeth at around 6 months. It is recommended that children visit the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. If you suspect something might be wrong or your child might be experiencing discomfort or pain, please book an appointment as soon as possible. It’s never too late for a child to have their first dental appointment.

It’s crucial for parents to recognize that baby teeth are every bit as important as adult teeth. Baby teeth serve a multitude of functions beyond merely reserving space in the jaw for permanent teeth. They can significantly influence a child’s facial appearance, their ability to smile, and the frequency of their smiles. Children who develop confidence and display wide, joyful smiles in their early years tend to carry these positive habits forward. Conversely, even minor dental discomfort, which children might come to consider normal, can leave a lasting adverse impact on their eating habits. This includes how they chew, their food preferences, and the amount of food they consume.

The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.

Following their initial appointment, your child should maintain a dental visit schedule that aligns with your own. Typically, we advise a checkup and cleaning every six months, unless otherwise indicated. However, if you observe any signs such as your child experiencing tooth or jaw discomfort, frequently rubbing or tending to their jaw, or avoiding hard or cold foods, we recommend scheduling an appointment at the earliest convenience.

Your oral cavity is a complex system encompassing not only your teeth but also your tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bones, and more. When any element of your oral health deteriorates, it can have a cascading effect on your entire mouth. Symptoms such as swollen, itchy, sore, or bleeding gums may serve as early warnings of more significant underlying issues.

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    Kavya Patel
    1 month ago
    It’s been 2 years visiting this place regularly and my scaling sessions are really good. Dr.Ali is one of the finest dentist I have met. My cavity was just treated perfectly without any pain. I highly recommend Dr Ali and his team if you want to get your treatment done in a professional manner with genuine advice . ✨
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    Zahra Essam
    2 months ago
    I recently had fillings done by dr Ali and I couldn't be happier with the results. The entire process was smooth and virtually pain-free. He was very professional, explaining each step and ensuring I was comfortable throughout the procedure. The staff was also friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend himfor anyone seeking quality dental care.
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    Love going to my appointments, I get nervous sometimes at the dentist but they make me so comfortable when I'm there. You feel like a priority to them. You walk in and they immediately stop what they are doing to welcome you. Highly recommend Dr. Ali and his staff!
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    Hanna Balkhi
    2 months ago
    Such an amazing office! Dr. Ali is the most calm and knowledgeable dentist I have ever been to. He is very thorough and explained the treatment to me very clearly. I need veneers and crowns, and he explained the process to me. I have never felt so comfortable with a dentist. Thank you Dr. Ali and the Disera team!
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    vincewanted
    3 months ago
    Dr. Ali has been working on all my bone graft, dental implants, and has done a fantastic job. The level of professionalism from the whole team is very high. I am living downtown Toronto and am willing to travel to Thornhill to get quality treatment. Highly recommended.
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    Kavya Patel
    1 month ago
    It’s been 2 years visiting this place regularly and my scaling sessions are really good. Dr.Ali is one of the finest dentist I have met. My cavity was just treated perfectly without any pain. I highly recommend Dr Ali and his team if you want to get your treatment done in a professional manner with genuine advice . ✨
    More
    Zahra Essam
    2 months ago
    I recently had fillings done by dr Ali and I couldn't be happier with the results. The entire process was smooth and virtually pain-free. He was very professional, explaining each step and ensuring I was comfortable throughout the procedure. The staff was also friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend himfor anyone seeking quality dental care.
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    Love going to my appointments, I get nervous sometimes at the dentist but they make me so comfortable when I'm there. You feel like a priority to them. You walk in and they immediately stop what they are doing to welcome you. Highly recommend Dr. Ali and his staff!
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    Hanna Balkhi
    2 months ago
    Such an amazing office! Dr. Ali is the most calm and knowledgeable dentist I have ever been to. He is very thorough and explained the treatment to me very clearly. I need veneers and crowns, and he explained the process to me. I have never felt so comfortable with a dentist. Thank you Dr. Ali and the Disera team!
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    vincewanted
    3 months ago
    Dr. Ali has been working on all my bone graft, dental implants, and has done a fantastic job. The level of professionalism from the whole team is very high. I am living downtown Toronto and am willing to travel to Thornhill to get quality treatment. Highly recommended.
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