Preventative Oral Health
We’ll help your child develop healthy oral hygiene habits with fun education and regular checkups.
The Smile Team Difference
We’ve crafted a fun and exciting dental experience for children to ensure that they maintain excellent oral health and positive preventative habits.
MEET DR. CHAHAL
Your child is in great hands with Dr. Chahal and her team!
- Voted Top 3 Pediatric Dentist in Calgary
- Mother of 3 children and empathizes with parents
- Over 13 years of experience working with children
- Experience with complicated and specialized cases
INSURANCE + PAYMENTS
We make every effort to alleviate barriers to excellent care.
- We Follow the Alberta Dental Specialists Fee Guide
WE’RE FUN & FRIENDLY
We’ve created an awesome experience for you and your child!
- Friendly and Energetic Team
- Modern, Renovated, Sports Themed Office
- Free Parking
Preventative Oral Health
Here at The Smile Team Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to the health of your children’s mouths. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children see a dentist (and more importantly a pediatric one) before they are one year old. It is also recommended that children come in about six months after the first tooth starts to come in. Many think that this seems early, but it is important for your children to get used to the dentist and for you to learn about preventative care for good dental health.
During these early visits, a pediatric dentist will be able to monitor the health of your children’s mouths. They are here for parents to discuss home care (especially home care that doesn’t cause tears) and how to prevent cavities and oral injuries at home. Pediatric dentists can also be helpful to stop unwanted oral habits such as thumb sucking.
This time is also used to answer any questions you have about preventative care and the treatment of any problems that your children may be having. We may also perform preventative treatments such as fluoride or sealants.
Because many people fear the dentist, pediatric dentists want to start children off early. We will do everything we can to make sure that children feel comfortable and safe while in our care. Our office is colorful and fun so that your children will want to come back!
While your children are in our office, we focus on many things. The first is the prevention of tooth decay. It is almost entirely preventable with good home care, though there are times when we apply fluoride or sealants to help.
We are also looking for problems that may develop later. Examinations and X-rays can help us detect malocclusions, problems with grinding, and potential jaw regularities early. Most of these cases can be fixed more easily if they are caught early.
As pediatric dentists, we offer many forms of treatment in addition to preventative care. We can perform pulp therapy, and we are always here in case of an accident near the mouth. We commonly recommend spacers for patients who lose their teeth too early.
We are here to educate our patients and their parents. It is our goal to make sure that everyone understands how important brushing and flossing teeth is. We can also discuss toothpaste, diet, problems your children may be having, and much more.
It is always our goal to stay up to date with the latest advances in dental medicine so that your children have healthy teeth. Children who don’t come visit us regularly may miss out on some preventative treatments that could help them.
If you have questions or concerns about when your children should see a pediatric dentist, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (587) 356-8326.
We focus on making your littles ones feel like a big deal!
We work closely with your family philosophy to give your child the unique and specialized care that they deserve.
Our goals are to work together with you to:
PLAN: Create an individualized plan together with you to address your child’s specific treatment needs
TREAT: Work with you to complete treatment in a way that works with your family philosophy
PREVENT: Help you and your child maintain healthy, cavity free dental visits in the future
We have a team approach to treating all of our young patients. Our referring dentists, hygienists, parents and patients are all part of The Smile Team!
We encourage parents to participate in promoting a positive attitude towards dentistry and healthy dental habits for the whole family!