Charm Dental - Burnaby

Child’s First Appointment in Burnaby

The initial visit to a dental office for children establishes the groundwork for a lifetime of oral health.
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Charm Dental - Burnaby

A lifetime filled with smiles begins with a solid foundation

Provide your children with a strong start in developing excellent oral hygiene habits, and observe their growth towards radiant smiles. We recognize the unique challenges and joys of family care, especially when it comes to kids. Nurturing a healthy smile is a vital aspect of childhood. Let’s begin their journey on the right track with personalized guidance tailored to their specific needs.

Getting Ready For Your First Appointment

You’re encouraged to have an open conversation with your child about their upcoming visit to the dentist. The primary goal of their initial appointment is to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience while fostering a positive relationship with the dentist. It’s normal for people to feel a bit apprehensive when they don’t know what to expect. Here’s what your child can anticipate during their first dental appointment:

Talk and Listen

We will engage in a conversation with both you and your child, outlining our procedures and the reasons behind them. Additionally, we’ll introduce your child to some of the instruments we use. Our communication is designed to be child-friendly, ensuring that we clarify any terminology so that your child can feel at ease and confident. As you can see, there’s nothing to fear here; we strive to create a comfortable atmosphere for your child.

Gently Examine

We will conduct a gentle examination of your child’s gums, tongue, teeth, and overall health. This examination will help us identify any areas of concern or challenging spots that may require additional care at home. We will offer personalized guidance and make a note to give extra attention to those specific areas during the next appointment.


We may request that your child demonstrates their tooth-brushing routine, after which we will provide them with gentle guidance on enhancing their at-home brushing technique. We are more than happy to address any questions either you or your child may have regarding dental health.

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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

It is generally recommended that a child’s first dental visit should occur by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth erupts. This early visit allows the dentist to monitor dental development, provide guidance on oral hygiene, and address any concerns or questions you may have as a parent.

Yes, children can receive teeth cleanings. Dental cleanings, also known as dental prophylaxis, are an important part of maintaining good oral health for children. Dentists or dental hygienists can perform cleanings for children to remove plaque and tartar, check for cavities, and provide preventive care like fluoride treatments or dental sealants, depending on the child’s age and needs.

Children should see a dentist regularly, starting with their first dental visit as early as their first birthday. After the initial visit, regular dental check-ups are typically recommended every six months. However, the exact frequency may vary based on the child’s oral health needs and the dentist’s recommendations. Additionally, children should see a dentist if they experience any oral health issues, pain, or dental emergencies between routine check-ups.

Parents can prepare their child by using positive language when discussing the dentist, reading children’s books about dental visits, and playing “pretend dentist” at home. Additionally, choosing a pediatric dentist experienced in working with children can make the first visit more comfortable. It’s also helpful to explain the process in simple terms and reassure the child that the dentist is there to help and ensure their teeth stay healthy.

During the first dental visit, parents can expect discussions on topics such as proper toothbrushing techniques for children, the importance of a balanced diet for dental health, the use of fluoride, and the role of dental sealants in cavity prevention. The dentist may also address teething concerns, thumb-sucking habits, and any other specific oral health issues relevant to the child’s age and development.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us!

Yuna K

Dr. Ken is very kind and nice. He gave me clear explanations about my conditions and what kind of treatments I need to get. Not only him but also his team members are great. They listened to me carefully and answered my questions very well. Overall I had great experience with this dental clinic, and I am planning to visit this clinic again.

Naresh Krishnamoorthy

I visited the office for my six year old daughter and we had a pleasant experience. Dr. Ken Hea is super professional, very kind and patient. He was so friendly with my kid that she was able to cooperate completely for the dental test. He explained everything in details. Even we discussed about general topics too. I would highly recommended this clinic.

Richard Pearce

As a new patient of Charm Dental, I became immediately aware of the team's care and professionalism (with meticulous attention to detail) they provide to their patients. Moreover, they diligently answered all of my questions and shared insightful knowledge in return. Their premises remain pristine, modern and technologically well equipped. Overall, a very positive and favourable experience. I highly recommend the services of Charm Dental. Thank you!

Charm Dental - Burnaby

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