Oral health is a lifelong commitment that should begin early. That’s why we’re devoted to educating the children of our community. Contact us today to ensure your school’s visit from the wonderful Tooth Fairy
Tooth Fairy Colouring Contest
Click the image below to download our Tooth Fairy contest PDF. You can print this out, have your child colour it in, and bring it to our office at your next appointment. All contest entries will be eligible for a prize!
Oral Health for Kids
Did you know that teeth can form cavities as soon as they erupt? We recommend they have their first visit with us at around 12 months of age or 6 months after their first tooth erupts. Keeping baby teeth healthy is important to:
- Prevent pain and discomfort
- Help with chewing
- Maintain space in the jaw for permanent teeth
- Assist in speech development
- Increase self-esteem
Regular check-ups are important to maintain healthy teeth and gums and to catch any form of disease early. For most children, six month visits are enough but we may recommend to bring your child in more frequently if they have a history of tooth decay or require special behaviour management. Bringing your child in regularly will help to make him/her feel more relaxed and comfortable in the office and future visits easier. You should start brushing your child’s teeth twice a day as soon as they erupt. This will encourage good oral hygiene habits at an early age.
The whole team at Cowichan Valley Dental is amazing, and I have never trusted a dental office more. They are professional while still being fun, and my teeth have never looked better 🙂
- Maaike Aarsen