Starting Off With Good Dental Care
Family Dentistry is for patients of all ages offering complete, comprehensive dental care.
Southland Dental offers comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages. From your child’s first visit to senior dental care, we’ll provide you with the services and dental solutions you need. We offer professional dental health care including checkups, oral health consultations, and any necessary dental treatment.
Every person is unique, and so are their dental care needs. Southland Dental in Regina will work with you to create a personalized “big picture” treatment plan that takes into account all facets of your life. We will respect your wishes and your health.
Southland Dental Clinic of Regina
2905 Gordon Rd, Regina, SK S4S 6H7
Tooth pain can be caused by various problems. Oral examination can help determine the cause.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Chipped teeth can be treated either by cosmetic bonding or porcelain restoration.
Cavities & Decay
We use modern technology to detect decay in the earliest stages, saving and preserving your teeth.
We offer a couple of whitening procedures to brighten your teeth and return the smile yo tour face.
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New patients are always welcome! Let's discuss your dental health together.
Frequently Asked Questions:
We recommend that you make an appointment to see the dentist as soon as your child gets his first tooth. The Canada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child is seen by six months after his/her first tooth erupts or by one year old, whichever is first.
The first visit is usually short and simple. In most cases, we focus on getting to know your child and giving you some basic information about dental care.
The doctor will check your child’s teeth for placement and health, and look for any potential problems with the gums and jaw.
If necessary, we may do a bit of cleaning. We will also answer any questions you have about how to care for your child’s teeth as they develop, and provide you with materials containing helpful tips that you can refer to at home.
The best preparation for your child’s first visit to our office is maintaining a positive attitude. Children pick up on adults’ apprehensions and if you make negative comments about trips to the dentist, you can be sure that your child will fear an unpleasant experience and act accordingly. Show your child the pictures of the office and staff on the website.
Let your child know that it’s important to keep his teeth and gums healthy, and that the doctor will help him do that.
Remember that your dentist is specially trained to handle fears and anxiety, and our staff excels at putting children at ease during treatment.
We generally recommend scheduling checkups every six months. Depending on the circumstances of your child’s oral health, we may recommend more frequent visits.
Even before your baby’s first tooth appears, we recommend you clean his gums after feedings with a damp, soft washcloth. As soon as his first tooth appears, you can start using a toothbrush. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head. You can most likely find a toothbrush designed for infants at your local drugstore.
Once your child has a few teeth, you can start using toothpaste on the brush. Use only a tiny amount for each cleaning, and be sure to choose toothpaste without fluoride for children under two, as too much fluoride can be dangerous for very young children. Always have your child rinse and spit out toothpaste after brushing, to begin a lifelong habit he’ll need when he graduates to fluoride toothpaste. Children naturally want to swallow toothpaste after brushing, and swallowing too much fluoride toothpaste can cause teeth to stain. You should brush your child’s teeth for him until he is ready to take on that responsibility himself, which usually happens by age six or seven.
Certain types of bacteria live in our mouths. When these bacteria come into contact with sugary foods left behind on our teeth after eating, acids are produced. These acids attack the enamel on the exterior of the teeth, eventually eating through the enamel and creating holes in the teeth, which we call cavities.
Be sure that your child brushes his teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Flossing daily is also important, as flossing can reach spots between the teeth that brushing can’t. Check with your pediatric dentist about a fluoride supplement which helps tooth enamel be harder and more resistant to decay. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, limit snacking, and maintain a healthy diet. And finally, make regular appointments so that we can check the health of your child’s teeth and provide professional cleanings.
Sealants cover the pits and fissures in teeth that are difficult to brush and therefore susceptible to decay. We recommend sealants as a safe, simple way to help your child avoid cavities, especially for molars, which are hardest to reach.
Even children’s sports involve contact, and we recommend mouthguards for children active in sports. If your little one plays baseball, soccer, or other sports, ask us about having a custom-fitted mouthguard made to protect his teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums.
We recommend taking X-rays around the age of two or three. The first set consists of simple pictures of the front upper and lower teeth, which familiarizes your child with the process. Once the baby teeth in back are touching each other, then regular (at least yearly) X-rays are recommended. Permanent teeth start coming in around age six, and X-rays help us make sure your child’s teeth and jaw are healthy and properly aligned. If your child is at a high risk of dental problems, we may suggest having X-rays taken at an earlier age.