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Pediatric dentistry is all about prevention. We closely monitor the progress of your child’s dental health and provide thorough cleanings to stop plaque and food debris from accumulating on their teeth. By scheduling regular appointments at Ridge Meadows Children’s Dentistry and promoting a strong routine of brushing and flossing, you can avoid the unexpected cost of restorative dental procedures and keep you kids’ smiles healthy.
At Ridge Meadows Children’s Dentistry, we are committed to the health and happiness of your child. As your son’s or daughter’s first dentist, we understand the importance of creating positive doctor-patient relationships that will foster and encourage good dental hygiene as they grow. That’s why it’s a great idea to introduce them to the dentist early on. We are a green and completely paperless office, because while we are busy thinking about your environment, we are also considering the rest of the world!
Brush, Brush, Floss and Repeat
There are two key practices that help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. The first is making sure your kids are maintaining a comprehensive home cleaning routine. This is the front line of defense when it comes to fighting cavities and gingivitis. Dr. Anu recommends that all of her young patients brush their teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes each.
Cavities can be painful, sensitive and be very uncomfortable for a child and they may not be able to communicate this to you.
Prevention is better then a cure.
Good oral hygiene habits and good diet can help prevent cavities.
CAPD and AAPD recommend a fluoride varnish two times a year to greatly reduce the chances of tooth decay.
Molar teeth have a lot of pits and fishes that can trap food and plaque, ceiling them with a sealant can help prevent decay in these areas.
The use of mouth guards can prevent injury to teeth while playing sports or having recreational fun such as: riding your bike. Ask Doctor Anu for more details.
Meet Dr. Anu Korada
Having trained as a dentist in the UK, I was interested in pediatric dentistry from the beginning. I was drawn to the fun, innocence and honesty of children. Being a mother of two young children, I understand what the important things are when bringing up children. That’s why we as a family chose Maple Ridge, Canada to move from London, UK.
I have over ten years of experience working in pediatric and special care dentistry including Canada and the UK. I also love teaching Pediatric Dentistry at UBC and BC Children's Hospital.
I strongly believe that good oral hygiene is the gateway to good overall general health. Providing children positive experiences and developing coping skills for the not-so-good experiences will strengthen them and prepare them for adulthood.
Although baby teeth are temporary, they play a vital role: they support the growth of the jaw and face. They provide spacing for the adult teeth to grow. My role as a pediatric dentist is to provide an environment that is confortable for your children and work with the parents to encourage a positive attitude towards oral health.
Children Love Ridge Meadows Children's Dentistry
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