Shawnessy Smiles accepts patients of all ages and takes pride in being a provider of South Calgary Children’s Dentistry. Our team of dental professionals creates a friendly and comfortable environment for our young patients because we believe that visiting the dentist can and should be an enjoyable experience, at any age! The experiences your child has with their first dental visits impacts how view dental care as an adult. Studies have proven that when children have a positive dental experiences, they tend to visit their dentist on a regular basis into adulthood. Our team creates a trusting relationship with both you and your child to begin a positive journey towards oral health and wellness.
You might be surprised to learn that tooth decay is considered to be the single most common chronic childhood disease and accounts for hundreds of hours of lost school time. At Shawnessy Smiles, we believe that children should begin their dental experience at an early age, which is why we follow the recommendation made by the Canadian Dental Association for children to have an assessment by a dentist within six months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age.
During your child’s appointment, Dr. Roman Koutsil will identify and problematic areas in the mouth and plan a treatment schedule to correct these concerns with procedures such as white fillings to treat existing cavities and fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth between cleanings. Early dental visits help us identify problems that may also affect proper nutritional intake because of an improper bite. Early dental visits also identify and treat problems related to speech development, habit control for thumb sucking and other oral habits that may affect the health of the teeth and gums. We also diagnose concerns with how the teeth are erupting and plan for future orthodontic intervention.
As parents, we want to make sure that our children develop and maintain an oral hygiene routine that will continue into adulthood. The Shawnessy Smiles Team will educate your child in an interactive and positive manner in order to highlight the importance of proper brushing and flossing, along with healthy eating habits to protect their oral health.