This section of the Kids R Us website is meant to be used as a convenient, practical and easy-to-follow road map for your child’s dental and oral health, from birth through to adolescence.
Each stage of your child's development presents changes and challenges that can seem overwhelming, to parents and children alike.
Knowing what to expect can make all the difference when it comes to successfully navigating your child's dental development.
But with so much growth and development occurring over the first 12 years of your child's life, it can be hard to keep track of what to expect and when to expect it — never mind how or when to begin introducing important daily preventive activities, such as brushing and flossing.
For each major milestone in your children’s dental development, we outline what you can expect in terms of teething, tooth loss, tooth replacement and appropriate care.
Click on an age group below to read practical advice about helping your kids avoid developing tooth decay and establishing dental hygiene routines. These pages also outline how your pediatric dentist can support your children’s healthy, growing smiles during each major growth phase.
In your child's first two years, they will likely develop all their primary teeth, making it a critical time for good dental care.
Your child's dental development changes, with molars erupting & new eating patterns potentially affecting their oral health.
Your child's baby teeth and jaw are starting to prepare for the next stage of development, the growth of their adult teeth.
Children age 6 and up experience a lot of dental change, with the mouth losing their first baby teeth and making way for adult teeth.
When it comes to oral health, teenagers face unique challenges that younger children do not, so it is very important for them to take care of their teeth.
We are your children's pediatric dental specialists in Southwest Calgary.