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Brampton, ON kids get a healthy start with paediatric dentistry

Dentistry for Kids

Dr. Azeem Sheikh enjoys caring for all his patients, but he takes special interest in getting children started on a path to a lifetime of dental wellness. His low-stress, lighthearted style of paediatric dentistry puts parents at ease and leaves children looking forward to their next visit to the Brampton, ON office.

The importance of paediatric dentistry in Brampton, ON

Dentistry for children should begin within six months after the first tooth makes an appearance, or by the child’s first birthday (even if no teeth are visible). Then, six-month check-ups are recommended – with prompt attention if a problem should arise.

At these early visits:

  • Dr. Sheikh monitors the child’s oral development.
  • You can ask questions about pacifiers, thumb sucking, baby bottle tooth decay, nutrition, or any other concerns about your baby’s oral health.
  • The doctor shows you how to keep the child’s mouth clean and evaluates the results of your home care efforts.
  • Problems can be identified early, when they can be treated most economically and with minimal discomfort.
  • Most importantly, the child develops good rapport with the dental team, and an appreciation for the preventive benefits of dental care for kids.

Pediatric Dentistry at Brampton Dental Arts explained by Dr. Azeem Sheikh

Pediatric Dentistry at Brampton Dental Arts explained by Dr. Azeem Sheikh
How important is it to take your kid to the dentist? When should you take your kid to the dentist for the first time? What is pediatric dentistry? If you are a parent worried about your kid's dental health, this video from Dr. Azeem Sheikh at Brampton Dental Arts is for you.
Video Transcript

Why should kids visit a dentist?

Pediatric dentistry, in essence, is when we are dealing with children generally ranging from as young as two years to 10 or 12 years old. Nowadays a lot of parents are busy with their own lives. Many children are not spending time on brushing, flossing, and cleaning their teeth. In addition to this, the diets are also high in sugar content. These habits lead to increased cavities in children.

What are the steps you take to make the kids comfortable?

Generally, we spend time and make them comfortable by developing a relationship and trust. The first hour is spent with them with stories and explaining the ‘sugar bugs.’ The later portion is spent working on the procedure. We usually use distractions such as Netflix and also laughing gas to make them relaxed without any side effects.

How important is pediatric dentistry?

A lot of parents think that these are just baby teeth, and they would finally fall out. But that’s not the case. They make space for adult teeth so, you must take care of them.

Kids and cavities

Tooth decay is a prevalent problem among Canadian children. Dr. Sheikh has developed a unique approach to increase a child’s awareness of the causes, and what can be done to reduce risk of cavities. He uses the “Sugar Bug” story.

The tale puts tooth decay in relatable terms, as tiny bugs that eat teeth when too much candy is consumed or when teeth are not brushed regularly. The doctor describes how he finds these bugs, and how he gets rid of them. Dental instruments have kid-friendly names like “Mister Thirsty,” the dental suction tool, and Mr. Bumpy the drill. This technique takes anxiety out of the filling procedure, and helps the child feel proud of an attractive white filling. It also empowers the child to take control of dental health with good home care.

When you choose Dr. Sheikh as your child’s dentist, you won’t need to switch providers when he or she approaches adulthood.

You can count on the same level of compassion and care throughout life. Call 905-581-3726to schedule your kid’s dentist appointment at Brampton Dental Arts.

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Dr. Azeem Sheikh - Brampton Dental Arts

Dr. Sheikh graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2003, and has been practicing dentistry in the Greater Toronto Area for over 15 yrs. His main goal has been to focus on providing patients with all aspects of dental treatment, from basic dentistry (fillings, root canals, crowns), all the way to complex surgeries including wisdom tooth extractions, gum grafting and dental implants. Dr. Sheikh has placed over 4000 implants at a success rate of 99% and works with other dentists and denture clinics to provide various surgical procedures for their patients also! In addition to operating his practice, he is an international lecturer and Key Opinion Leader on Soft Tissue Management (non-surgical gum treatment program) for DenMat. He is also the Course Director for the HiOssen Master Implant Training Program, a program that trains dentists on how to perform implant surgeries on their own patients. He has also lectured for other large organizations including the Halton Peel Dental Association, Smiles First Academy and Straumann on varying topics including Implant Treatments and Case Presentation. Lastly, he is the founder of the Ontario Dental Implant Network (www.livedentalsurgery.com), featuring courses and Live Surgery mentorship to over 55 dentists across the Greater Toronto Area. If you are looking for a new dentist – look NO FURTHER!

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