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Little Teeth, Big Smiles: Pediatric Dental Care for Your Child's Bright Future

Pediatric Dentistry at Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic

Welcome to our pediatric dental page, where we're dedicated to providing exceptional dental care for children of all ages. At our clinic, we understand that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for children. Our team of skilled and compassionate pediatric dentists strives to create a warm and welcoming environment to help your child feel comfortable and at ease during their visit.

At Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic, we know that caring for your children’s dental health is paramount. It may be even more important than you are aware of. Whether your child needs a routine check-up, preventative care, or specialized treatment, our team is committed to helping your child achieve a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. Reach out to us.

The Importance of Proper Oral Care for Children's Primary Teeth

At Children Dentistry Coquitlam, we understand the critical role primary teeth play in your child's oral health journey. Proper oral care during these formative years is essential for several reasons:


Primary teeth, often called "baby teeth," are guides for properly aligning permanent teeth. They maintain space in the jaw, ensuring that permanent teeth erupt in the correct position. Neglecting primary teeth can lead to misalignment issues in the future, necessitating orthodontic treatment.


Primary teeth are crucial for chewing and breaking down food. Adequate chewing ensures proper digestion and absorption of essential nutrients, promoting overall health and development in children.


The appearance of a child's smile can significantly impact their self-esteem and social interactions. Healthy primary teeth contribute to a bright, confident smile, instilling a positive self-image from an early age. Establishing good oral hygiene habits early on can help maintain a beautiful smile.


Properly aligned teeth play a vital role in speech development. Primary teeth help children articulate sounds correctly, facilitating precise and understandable speech. Addressing dental issues early can prevent speech impediments and promote practical communication skills.

Preventing Discomfort

Decayed or infected primary teeth can cause significant pain and discomfort for children. Untreated dental problems may lead to abscesses, difficulty eating, and disturbed sleep. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices prevent dental pain and ensure your child's comfort and well-being.

Properly prioritizing oral care for your child's primary teeth sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles and overall wellness.


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​If you want to help your child gain healthy dental habits that will carry throughout the rest of their life, a big step is to schedule regular, professional dental check-ups. Here at Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic, we’re equipped with the information, education, and resources to ensure your child has a positive first dental experience.

For more information regarding our pediatric services, please contact us. We can’t wait to help your child get started on a lifetime of healthy habits!


When Should Parents Contact a Dentist for Their Children?

Knowing when to contact a dentist for your child's dental needs can be challenging as a parent. In this FAQ section, we've compiled some of the most common questions and answers about when parents should contact a dentist for their children, from dental emergencies to regular check-ups and cleanings. Read on to learn more!

When Should I Contact a Dentist for My Child's Dental Emergency?

If your child experiences a dental emergency such as a knocked-out tooth, severe toothache, broken tooth, or bleeding gums, you should contact a dentist as soon as possible. Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic has emergency appointments, so it's important to call immediately.

How Do I Know If My Child's Toothache Requires a Dentist's Attention?

If your child has a toothache, it's essential to evaluate the severity of the pain. If the pain is mild and doesn't last long, it may be due to temporary sensitivity or a minor cavity. However, if the pain is severe and lasts for a prolonged period, it may be a sign of a more severe issue, such as an infection or abscess. In these cases, it's best to schedule an appointment with Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic.

What Should I Do If My Child Has a Dental Injury?

If your child has a dental injury, such as a knocked-out or broken tooth, it's essential to contact us as soon as possible. In the meantime, rinse your child's mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling.

How Often Should I Brush My Child's Teeth?

It's recommended that parents brush their children's teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Children under age six should use only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and be supervised while brushing.

Give Your Child a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

From routine check-ups and cleanings to specialized treatments, we offer a wide range of pediatric dental services.

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