INFORMATION TO PARENTS

 

You will be happy to hear that we pay particular attention to children. We believe that good habits acquired during childhood are often continued throughout one´s entire life. Thafs why we stress the use of gentle techniques and promote a more relaxed approach with kids. At our office, you and your family will benefit from many advantages :

 
 

Information on prevention and regular dental visits for children

Are primary teeth important?

You bet they are! The primary (baby) teeth form holding pillars so the jaws can develop properly and act as a guide for the permanent teeth as they erupt into the mouth.

If the primary teeth are lost prematurely, this can cause crowding of the permanent teeth. Restoring these teeth will halt the decay process, prevent abcess formation, prevent premature loss and maintain the space needed for the adult teeth.

 

How can we prevent tooth decay?

Sealants are a plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where cavities usually begin. Children from 6 to 14 benefit the most from sealants since they can be applied to their permanent teeth as soon as they erupt, giving immediate protection before decay has a chance to start.
Because of the way sealants penetrate the tooth´s surface, cavities are completely prevented on these surfaces.

Fluoride

The professional application of a topical fluoride is proven to strengthen the teeth and reduce the chance of developing cavities.

What is covered by health insurance?

The Régie de l´Assurance Maladie du Qué-bec covers examinations, x-rays, silver fillings, root canals and surgical procedures including tooth and root extractions for children under 10 years of age.

 

What is our policy regarding treatment?

First and foremost we want to stimulate good habits that will last a lifetime. For that reason, we will never force a child who is unwilling or unreceptive to treatment.
We will strive to keep the number of visits to a minimum and make going to the dentist a “fun” experience.

 

COVERAGE OF THE RAMQ

For children under ten years, the following acts are covered by the Régie de l´Assurance Maladie du Quebec:

Annual check-ups
Amalgam fillings on the posterior teeth
Composite fillings on the anterior teeth
Stainless steel crowns
Pulpotomies
Pulpectomies
Root Canals on permanent teeth
Emergency Examinations
Extractions and minor surgeries

 

Tooth eruption chart:

Primary Teeth:

Upper Arch:

Central Incisors

Lateral Incisors

Canines

lst molars

2nd molars

Tooth #:

51-61

52-62

53-63

54-64

55-65

Date of Eruption :

6-8 months

9 months

16-20 months

12-16 months

20-30 months

Lower Arch:

Central Incisors

Lateral Incisors

Canines

lst molars

2nd molars

Tooth #:

71-81

72-82

73-83

74-84

75-85

Date of Eruption :

6 months

7 months

16-20 months

12-16 months

20-30 months

Permanent Teeth :

Upper Arch:

Central Incisors

Lateral Incisors

Canines

lst premolars

2nd premolars

lst molars

2nd molars

3rd (wisdom teeth)

Tooth #:

11-21

12-22

13-23

14-24

15-25

16-26

17-27

18-28

Date of Eruption :

6-7 Years

7-8 Years

10-12 Years

9-12 Years

10-12 Years

6-7 Years

12-13 Years

17-25 Years

Lower Arch:

Central Incisors

Lateral Incisors

Canines

lst premolars

2nd premolars

lst molars

2nd molars

3rd (wisdom teeth)

Tooth #:

31-41

32-42

33-43

34-44

35-45

36-46

37-47

38-48

Date of Eruption :

6-7 Years

7-8 Years

10-12 Years

9-12 Years

10-12 Years

6-7 Years

12-13 Years

17-25 Years