In the vibrant city of Guelph, providing exceptional care to our youngest residents forms the foundation of dentistry. Here in Guelph, our dedicated dentists recognize the distinctive needs of children and teenagers, tailoring their dental services to ensure a seamless oral health journey from infancy to adolescence.

The essence of kids’ dentistry revolves around creating positive experiences that lay the foundation for a lifetime of dental well-being. Our children’s dentists offer a comprehensive array of services, comprising of preventive measures like regular check-ups and fluoride treatments, as well as solutions for common issues such as cavities, orthodontic concerns, and the importance of good oral hygiene.

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Dental Services for Children

At Dawson Dental, we take extra steps to ensure your child’s dental experience is stress-free and enjoyable. Here’s how we prioritize your child’s comfort and safety in Guelph:

  • Convenient Scheduling: We understand the demands of modern life, so we offer flexible hours to make dental appointments convenient for both parents and children.
  • Discovery Chest: After each visit, children have the joy of selecting a surprise from our special discovery chest, adding a delightful and fun element to their visit.
  • Tailored Sports Mouthguards: We provide customized sports mouthguards to safeguard your child’s smile during physical activities, guaranteeing their oral safety.

Place your trust in Dawson Dental for comprehensive and child-centred dental care that goes the extra mile to create a positive and comfortable experience for your little ones.

How Often Should Children Have Dental Check-ups?

Maintaining optimal oral health for children necessitates regular dental check-ups.

Typically, it is recommended for children to have dental examinations every six months. These routine visits enable our dentists to monitor the development of their teeth and gums, identify early signs of dental issues like cavities or orthodontic concerns, and provide vital preventive care, including cleanings and fluoride treatments.

However, the frequency of examinations may vary based on individual needs and risk factors. Some children in Guelph may require more frequent visits, while others can extend the intervals between appointments.

Preventing tooth decay remains a top priority, and we educate both children and parents about proper oral hygiene practices. Our aim is to instill healthy habits from a young age, ensuring a lifetime of strong, beautiful smiles.

One essential aspect of our cavity prevention strategy is the use of dental sealants. These protective coatings act as a shield against bacteria and food particles, reducing the risk of cavities in those hard-to-reach areas of a child’s mouth.

By combining cleanings, patient education, and advanced preventive measures such as dental sealants, we strive to make every children’s dentist visit in Guelph a positive experience while safeguarding their oral health. With Dawson Dental, your child’s precious smile is in the hands of dedicated professionals devoted to nurturing and preserving it.

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Dawson Dental: Your Trusted Dental Partner!

At Dawson Dental, we take immense pride in our commitment to the oral health of our young patients. As your trusted dentist, we understand the unique needs and concerns of children and their families. Our compassionate team is dedicated to ensuring that your child’s dental journey is extraordinary in every aspect.

We offer a range of dental services for kids in Guelph, tailoring our care to suit children’s oral health requirements. From routine check-ups and cleanings to specialized treatments and cosmetic dentistry, we deliver personalized care to meet your child’s needs at every stage of development.

Our caring and highly-trained dentists create a welcoming and child-friendly environment, making dental visits a positive experience. We prioritize preventive care, including education on proper oral hygiene practices and the use of dental sealants to protect against cavities.

Rest assured, with Dawson Dental, your child’s smile is in the capable and caring hands of experts committed to excellence in children’s oral healthcare.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is dental care free for kids in Canada?

In Canada, basic dental care is not universally free, but many provinces, including Ontario, offer dental programs for eligible children that provide coverage for essential services.

Should a 3-year-old go to the dentist?

It’s recommended that children have their first dental visit by age 1 or within six months of their first tooth eruption.

What is the oldest age to see a dentist as a kid?

Dentists typically treat children up to 18 years old, but some continue seeing patients into their early 20s.

How many teeth fall out at age 10?

By age 10, most children will have lost around 20 baby teeth, leaving 12 permanent molars.

Can a loose tooth make a child sick?

While rare, if a loose tooth becomes infected, it could lead to illness. It’s important to address dental issues promptly.

What happens if a child doesn`t brush their teeth?

Failure to brush can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Regular brushing is crucial.

Is it normal for an 11-year-old to have a cavity?

Cavities can occur in children of any age. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene help prevent them.

Do you lose your back teeth as a kid?

Children typically lose their back teeth, also known as molars, as part of the natural process of shedding baby teeth.

Is tooth decay considered child neglect?

Untreated tooth decay in children can be viewed as neglect, as it’s essential to provide proper dental care for a child’s well-being.

Can rotting baby teeth affect permanent teeth?

Untreated decay in baby teeth can lead to infections that may affect the development of permanent teeth.

Does filling a cavity hurt for kids?

With local anesthesia, the procedure is generally painless. Pediatric dentists are skilled in minimizing discomfort during treatment.

Our Dentists & Specialists

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Edward Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer, DMD

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She completed a one year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and was in a private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada in 2001. She has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Gelfand since that time and is now a full partner at Dawson Dental – Newmarket Davis Dr. & Aurora. Dr. Meyer has been a resident of Newmarket since immigrating to Canada and is married with two children.

Dr. Meyer continues to focus her career and training on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She helps to ease dental anxiety by offering oral conscious sedation.

“With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted” Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer.

Dr. Mark Sokalsky, DDS

Dr. Sokalsky brings many years of experience to his patients. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry.

Dr. Sokalsky believes that achieving optimal oral health is a team effort between provider and patient, which is why he takes his time to walk his patients through their treatment options and their relation to overall health. He understands that dental appointments are not easy for everyone, but he is always willing to move at a pace that is most comfortable for the patient.

In his free time, Dr. Sokalsky enjoys playing golf, baseball, and pickleball, as well as spending time with his two sons and grandsons.

Dr. Eric Sade, Periodontist

Dr. Sade obtained his degree in dentistry from the University of Toronto and completed a 3-year full time residency program in periodontics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He currently maintains his private practice in Toronto.

Dr. Sade has joined with Dawson Dental to provide his expertise in the area of periodontics to patients who demonstrate the need for more advanced periodontal therapy.

Dr. Volker Stein, D.D.S.

Dr. Volker Stein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1970. After a short associateship, Dr. Stein set up his own general practice in Newmarket and was joined in 1972 by Dr. Taylor. During the first 10 years of practice he was active in the local and provincial Dental Society executives. He was a surgical staff member at Southlake Regional Health Centre for 20 years, the last five as Chief of Dental Services, Surgery.

In 1991 his creative energies were directed to the invention and patenting of the “Omni-Matrix” a disposable retainer used by dentists to help contain and form fillings. More recently, Dr. Stein has designed and patented a toothbrush with integrated pop-up stand, available to the public at Dr. Stein lives in Aurora with his wife Oksana. He has two sons, Alexander and Christian. He enjoys golfing, skiing and reading during leisure time.

Dr. Amanda Braude, DDS

Dr. Amanda Braude has been in private practice since 2007 and offers all aspects of dental care including general dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, Lumineers, and sedation and laughing gas for apprehensive patients. She also provides our patients with extended evening hours and Saturdays.

Dr. Braude enjoys working with children and seeing them smile after their first dental visit. She also has a great passion for our senior population, providing on-site dental treatment for many local long-term care facilities.

Dr. Braude was born in Sudbury but moved to the GTA as a teenager. She currently lives in Maple with her husband and two young boys.

Dr. James Nguyen , BSc. MSc., MBA., DDS

Dr. James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Orthodontics. Through the diversity of patients (ages 5 to 70+ years old) and complexity of orthodontic cases, Dr. James delivers exceptional orthodontic care to any patient seeking traditional (metal) or invisible braces.

He is family oriented and treats every patient like they are his own family member. He greatly enjoys discussing treatment options to ensure his patients are comfortable and informed. Building trust is a key ingredient to building a successful provider/patient relationship. Whether they have questions before, during, or after treatment, he makes sure his patients know that he is there for them every step of the way.

Dr. James graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Toronto (U of T). His dedication to academic and clinical excellence is reflected in his 4 degrees from U of T. Dr. James is currently teaching at the faculty and continues to treat patients across Ontario and other provinces.

Dr. James shares two daughters, Belle and Kate, with his lovely wife Till. Having little ones allows Dr. James to truly relate to the joys and challenges that parents go through each day. Spending time with his girls is what he loves doing most outside of work.