Child & Kids Dentist in Mississauga
We make dentistry a fun learning experience for your children!
Children are a welcome addition to our family oriented dental practice. We take care to ensure that your child’s experience with us imparts a feeling of trust and security, leaving them feeling comfortable and open to learning about their teeth.
You are encouraged to bring your child to your own dental visit so that they become familiar with our environment.
At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
You can bring your children for an examination between the ages of 2- 3 years or earlier if you have any concerns. The first appointment we treat as a fun introduction to dentistry. We will check for decay, review brushing techniques, clean and polish their teeth and sometimes provide a fluoride treatment. A very important aspect is discussing with you how different foods, drinks and snacks can adversely affect your child’s teeth.
Children are scheduled every 6 months and because they are growing and changing so rapidly, we pay special attention to erupting permanent teeth, growth and development of facial bones as well as smile aesthetics and function. We monitor the effects of oral habits including baby bottles, pacifiers and thumb sucking. Orthodontic evaluations take place when you child exhibits signs of undesired development.
No Dental Insurance? Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) may cover your children up to 17 years of age.
Dr. Šarić believes that all children deserve an opportunity to have a happy, healthy smile. We welcome children for treatment under the care of HSO (Healthy Smiles Ontario), and our receptionists would be glad to walk you through the application process. Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. For more information or to apply, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-dental-care. There is absolutely no charge to you for any of the services provided to your child under the HSO program.