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Parking stall #9 is our reserved parking spot in the parking lot, just West of the building. It operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you park, enter through the front door, ask for the parking pass, and then hang the pass on your car. We are currently working on obtaining more stalls for our patients.
If stall #9 is taken, other options include the Impark lots on either side of 105 Street just North of the building. There is also free street parking a few blocks north of the building.
Where can we park?
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that an infant should first visit a dentist within 6 months of their first tooth eruption or by their first birthday. Usually, this amounts to a minimal visual exam while the parent is holding their child and facing the dentist. We aim for this first visit and all future visits to be pleasant and convenient for the whole family.
We often have a quick peek and try to keep the visit fun with our treasure chest of toys at the end of the appointment. We ask that young parents keep a watchful eye for any eruption abnormalities or signs of discomfort with their little ones.
Often, their first effective visit at our office is closer to 3-½ years of age where they have some level of cooperation. There are still serious cases of advanced infant caries (cavities), which are usually a result of sweetened bottled juices in the diet. This is now extremely rare, given the higher ‘dental IQ’ in the general population. It is the type of visual cue that would hopefully alert a parent to bring their infant in early, rather than waiting until problems are even more complicated.
When should I bring my child for their first dental appointment?
Regular visits at the dentist are important to staying on top of your oral health and catching any issues early. Preventative treatment usually results in a better prognosis and is much more affordable compared to costly treatments for later stages of disease.
Do I need to visit the dentist every 6 months?
For all new patients we will either obtain your old x-rays from your previous dentist or if you haven’t been to the dentist in an extended period of time, we will take brand new x-rays. It is crucial to have a baseline of what treatment has been done and what treatment may be needed.
At Dental Haus, we utilise the ALARA principle which stands for “as low as reasonably achievable”. This means that we will only take x-rays if we absolutely think it is necessary for treatment.
The frequency of dental x-rays is different for every person due to their different symptoms and risks of tooth decay. Our dentists will analyse these risk factors for every individual and will determine if x-rays are necessary or not.
You should let your dentist know if there is any chance that you can be pregnant before undergoing a dental x-ray.
Do I need x-rays and how often do I need them?
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