Most adults know that regular exams and cleanings are important for their oral health. They may be tempted to believe that it is not as important for children though, since their baby teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth. This is definitely not the case. Proper care for children’s teeth and gums has an impact on the health of permanent teeth and other aspects of oral development. Children should have dental visits on a regular basis with a provider who is committed to meeting their changing needs. A child’s dentist should be focused on providing service tailored to the younger patient, and making sure that this care is delivered with understanding and compassion.
Dr.Karen Ho and the staff of Dentistry on Parkdale, located in Parkdale, ON, understand the different oral health needs for children versus those of adults. The desire of our staff is to put the parents, as well as the children, at ease during every visit. We believe that dental visits are an opportunity to make positive associations, which we hope will encourage consistent dental care throughout a person’s lifetime. Parents are encouraged to make dental visits to the office a family event. It will comfort a child to see their parent trusts the provider, since this environment may be unfamiliar to them.
Children grow quickly, and their dental needs are always changing. We will be there with you through every step of development. We want to answer any questions that the parent and child may have about the care that they receive and be able to put any fears to rest. We treat each patient as an individual. We want parents to understand that maintaining regular visits will allow us to address any needs that may arise promptly. The sooner an issue can be resolved, the less complicated it will be. Regular care includes thorough examination of all aspects of oral health, an in-depth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing may have missed, and a regular schedule of x-rays to detect problems as soon as possible.
For gentle and safe care for patients of all ages, we invite you to consider us for your family’s dental care. We provide a welcoming environment for children, as well as their parents. Visit us and find out for yourself why our current patients continue to choose us for preventative, as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.