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Preventive and Restorative Pediatric Dental Care
Direct Billing to Insurance
Convenient Locations
No Referral Necessary
Child Friendly Office
Registered Pediatric Specialists

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dental care ensures that your child’s oral hygiene is being taken care of and well maintained early on, minimizing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and other oral diseases. It’s recommended that your child see a dentist when their first tooth comes in, which usually happens before the age of one. Cavities are the most common infectious disease in Canadian children, and can progress very quickly in baby teeth.

Our pediatric specialists are child dentists who use child-friendly language and behaviour management skills within a clinic that’s designed to make children feel at ease. We understand that dental visits for your child can be nerve-wracking and anxiety inducing, and do our best to make them feel as comfortable and at ease as possible during their visit. Our child friendly environment keeps your child happy and comfortable every time they visit our office.

Preventive Pediatric Dental Care

Visiting the dentist from a young age encourages your child to develop healthy habits and hopefully avoid cavities and extensive dental treatment down the line.

Cavity Prevention for Kids

Regularly brushing and flossing the teeth can help prevent cavities, but what else can be done? Some additional prevention options include sealants, fluoride and MI paste.

Treatment under Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Commonly known as “laughing gas,” this is a mild and safe form of sedation used for kids of all ages. It’s beneficial for children who have mild dental anxiety. Using laughing gas can help your child experience a sense of well-being and relaxation during the dental visit, so that he or she will respond more positively.

Treatment under General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia is administered at a different facility (Accredited Non-Hospital Surgical Facility) with a Licensed Medical Anesthesiologist. General anesthesia is for children with severe dental fear and anxiety who cannot cope with multiple dental appointments. This will require consultation with your physician.

Pacifier and Thumb Sucking

It’s completely normal for babies and very young children to suck on their thumbs, fingers, toys, or blankets. If, however, this habit continues past the age of three, it can affect the way the teeth and jaws are growing. It could even lead to orthodontic issues down the road, as thumb-sucking habits often turn into open bites that need to be corrected with braces.

Oral Hygiene for Children

Dental care should be incorporated into your child’s life as early and as efficiently as possible. By the time your child turns 1-2 years of age, you should be scheduling an appointment with a pediatric dentist so they can be evaluated, and have any plaque or build up removed from their teeth by a professional. This is important as buildup can lead to unhealthy bacteria in the mouth, which can eventually lead to tooth decay if left for too long.

Our pediatric dentists are able to assess the condition of child’s teeth and determine the correct course of action to give your child a healthy smile.

When Should You Take your Child to the Pediatric Dentist?

It’s recommended that your child see a dentist when his or her first tooth comes in, usually before the age of one. Cavities are the most common infectious disease in Canadian children and progress very quickly in baby teeth.

Do you Need a Referral to see the Pediatric Dentist?

You do not need a referral to see our Pediatric Dentist! You can simply book an appointment and, depending on our current ability to accept new patients, will be contacted to schedule your child in to see the dentist.

How is Pediatric Dentistry Different?

  • Pediatric dentists are dental specialists who underwent 3 additional years of schooling in order to learn how to optimally care for children.
  • Pediatric dentists were trained to use child-friendly language to explain dental problems to children. Understanding what is happening helps children cope with their treatment.
  • Pediatric dentists have smaller tools that are specifically designed to treat children. The smaller sized tools make the child’s experience more comfortable.
  • A pediatric office is designed to put children at ease. The walls are colorful and vibrant, there is a play area for the little ones and video games for the older children.

Trust Your Child’s Smile To A Specialist

Dan Marquez, ★★★★★ Google Review

Awesome office and staff! Highly recommend! I’m in my late 20’s and I was very embarrassed to get braces at my age, but I felt comfortable at this office, Dr. Saleh and his staff are very knowledgeable and take they’re time to listen to all your concerns. I’m 4 months into my treatment and it’s been a very good experience so far!

Christine Johnson, ★★★★★ Google Review

We had such a great experience here. My daughter is 2 and a half years old. I tried my best to prepare her for the dentist by showing her pictures of what the rooms would look like. It is great that there are themed rooms because it makes the kids excited to see the dentist. The staff were very friendly, Dr.Caldwell was great with my daughter! He is also a father and had a lot of relatable experiences with his child that he shared with us to give us advice on how to wean her off her soother. He was very pleased with her teeth and said to come back in one year for a follow up. This was a fun experience for both my daughter and I and I believe we found her perfect dentist match. Will be recommending and returning.

Dawn Browne, ★★★★★ Google Review

City Orthodontics is absolutely TOP NOTCH?The service we received today was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. Dr.Saleh was able provided me with the best options for my daughter. This clinic is extremely clean and inviting with great staff to go with it. I would recommend this orthodontist to everyone! Thank you to Dr.Saleh and staff for making this experience such a positive one.

Aatifaho Nazari, ★★★★★ Google Review

My daughter (who is 3.5 years old now) has been to this office numerous times to see their Pediatric specialist. She is definitely not an easy child to please, but has done so well each time (did someone say Terrible Twos and beyond?!). I am so amazed by the genuine care and attention the staff and dentists have given us. I can’t wait for my son’s first appointment coming up soon! Definitely recommend if you are looking for the best care in town ????

Why Choose City Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry?

The Orthodontic and Pediatric specialists at our practice are committed to creating a welcoming environment that engages, comforts, and continuously educates patients of all ages during their oral care journey. Helping you achieve your smile goals, and giving you a healthy, beautiful smile for life is our passion. The convenience of having both Pediatric and Orthodontic specialists in one place allows us to be a one stop shop for both of these services – having a healthy smile has never been easier.

Child-Friendly Office

With gaming stations, televisions, and a baby play area, we strive to make your children comfortable in our fun and interactive practice.

Dedicated Specialists

Our practice has Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontists who are committed to providing you and your child with specialized care designed to make each patient feel and look their best.

Customized Treatment

We’re happy to answer all your oral care questions and help you find the right solution to improve your child’s smile. Book an appointment with one of our specialists to get your customized treatment plan.

Convenient Locations

Both of our offices are conveniently located in the North and South of Edmonton. We offer free parking and both locations are accessible by public transit.

Direct Billing of Insurance

Our clinic offers direct billing for orthodontic and pediatric procedures. Our staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.

No Referral Necessary

We don’t require a referral to see one of our dental specialists. You may call our office or submit a form online to request an appointment.

Our clinics are open with proper health and safety measures in place. Click here to read our protocol letter to our patients.