Children Dental Care

Baby’s Dental Care

Taking care of your little one’s teeth should be a priority from the vert first days, even before they start to get their teeth at all.  Here are some guidelines to get your baby going on the path to health teeth for the rest of their life.  


Avoid ever putting your baby down to sleep with a sippy cup or bottled filled with anything other than water.  Formula, milk, juice or any sweet liquids sit in the mouth as a result and lead to “baby bottle tooth decay.” Rather, let your baby finish their bottle prior to bedtime, and if putting them to bed with a bottle is unavoidable, make sure it is filled with water.  


Make sure that your baby is drinking fluoridated water, because by the time they reach 6 months of age, they will need the fluoride to build healthy teeth enamel.  If you live in an area where the water is fluoridated, this is typically enough for them to get all that they need. Bottled water typically does not contain fluoride, so be aware of that.  If you are unsure, make sure you take your questions to your paediatrician or dentist.  


Wipe your baby’s gums twice daily with a clean, wet soft cloth before they get their first teeth.  You can expect the first tooth to erupt at the average age of 6 months. Don’t panic if your 6 month old hasn’t gotten their teeth yet though, some infants don’t get their teeth until after a year! Others will get their first tooth as young as 3 months!


When they get their first teeth, you can clean them with a children’s toothbrush, which is soft and flexible.  Be sure to clean their entire mouth though, not just the new teeth!


First tooth, or first birthday, whichever comes first, marks the time for your baby to see the dentist for the first time!  Expect your child to have their mouth examined and give advice on any concerns, like thumb sucking.  Your dentist will give you a few pointers on brushing and make sure you are doing a great job. Regular exams are a must for your child’s oral health and for the rest of their lives! 

About Our Clinic

Welcome to Signal Hill Dental Centre, a general dental clinic located in SW Calgary. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with honest and caring dental treatments so that they are able to achieve and maintain optimal oral and overall health goals.

At our clinic, our team strives to offer our services that make visits to the dentist convenient for you. This includes:

  • Clinic hours open 7 days a week
  • Extended hours (early mornings, evenings, and weekend)
  • Direct billing insurance
  • Same day emergency dental appointments
  • Comparable and up to date pricing
  • Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) Certified

We offer a range of dental services including general cleaning, emergency dentistry, children dentistry, dental repairs, Invisalign teeth straightening, Botox for TMJ/TMD and more. We offer Swiss technology Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT), which comes standard in all hygiene cleaning appointments.

The core of our clinic values is focused around providing great customer service. We treat our patients as if they were a part of our own staff or family. Our knowledgable team constantly ensures continuous communication and education so that our patients are comfortable through each procedure.

Our SW Calgary dental clinic is accepting new patients. If you would like to meet with one of our Dentists or book a consultation, please contact us and we would be delighted to arrange an appointment.

We look forward to serving you.

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