Kids have unique needs when it comes to dental care. That's why our dentists at Peterborough Dental Clinic provide dental care to help children maintain a healthy smile and excellent life-long oral health.
Caring for Peterborough Kids
The team at Peterborough Dental Clinic is dedicated to helping our young patients start on a path to excellent oral health today, and continue these habits into adulthood.
Our fun, relaxed team and casual, inviting office environment tries to ensure your children feel comfortable when they arrive for their appointments.
During their visit, we go at your child's pace, take breaks if they feel confused or overwhelmed, and explain each step of the process.
There is also a children's play area for little ones to explore while you wait for their appointment to start.
Your Child's First Visit
By the time their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday, infants should see a dentist. Around this time, a baby's teeth (primary teeth) are arriving, so it is a critical stage to spot any developing issues before they become big problems.
Your child’s dental visit may be covered by the Canada Dental Benefit (CDB).
Dental Services for Children in Peterborough
Starting your child off with regular dental visits, hygiene cleanings, and exams is essential to children's dental health as they grow. Preserving primary teeth until they are ready to fall out naturally is a major priority at this stage.
At each appointment, your hygienist or dentist will discuss correct oral hygiene techniques with your child to make sure their teeth are receiving the proper care at home.
If your child develops a cavity, there is a risk of tooth decay or is experiencing misalignment problems, your dentist may also suggest restorative treatments such as a mouth guard or dental filling. We also offer safe dental sedation when appropriate, for children who feel extra anxious about visiting the dentist.
Canada Dental Benefit for children under 12
Starting in December 2022, eligible families that do not have dental insurance can receive up to $650 per child to cover dental expenses, depending on household income. Eligible services include oral surgery and diagnostic, preventative, restorative, endodontic, periodontal, prosthodontic, and orthodontic services.*
|Household Income||Maximum Annual Benefit |
|$70,000 to 79,999||$390|
|$80,000 to $89,000||$260|
You can apply for the benefit through the CRA. To find out if you are eligible, visit the Government of Canada website.
*Services are subject to change, as indicated by the government of Canada.
**Benefit coverage amount is subject to adjustment, as indicated by the government of Canada.