The Dents Mon Quartier team in LaSalle is pleased to have a general dentist who focuses on children's dentistry: Dr. Eric Chang. He joined our team in September 2020 to offer a range of quality and dental-oriented services to our young patients.
It is important for your child's oral health to consult a dentist at an early age: thanks to a first complete examination of his mouth and dentition, the dentist can give precise instructions (both general and personalized) in oral hygiene.
The mouth evolves constantly during childhood! Make an appointment today for your child and start to teach him the best oral hygiene care at a young age. Remember, good habits last a life time!
A qualified dentist for your children in LaSalle.
We are proud to have Dr. Eric Chang (Dr. Eric for your Children) on our team. He is passionate about children's dentistry and focuses his practice on general dentistry for young patients. In September 2020, he took over the pediatric dentistry care offered at our dental clinic in LaSalle. First dental appointments for your children, full examination, hygiene care and preventive treatments, cavities, nitrous oxide sedation, etc.
We offer a range of care through Dr. Chang's knowledge and special interest in pediatric dental care.
Good oral health: it begins at childhood!
Personal care, regular checkups by the pediatrician, and periodic exams and cleaning at the dentist are essential to your child's healthy habits.
Pediatric dentistry focuses on preventive care and parent awareness of common dental problems in children, such as bruxism, thumb sucking and bottle feeding.
We can never stress enough the importance of regular dental care and supervised personal care in children. Moreover, the Canadian Dental Association recommends a first visit to the dentist at the age of one year or within 6 months of the appearance of the first baby tooth.
Your child’s oral hygiene : a must!
Parents should start flossing and brushing their child's teeth as soon as their first baby tooth is first seen. Once the children are old enough, they should teach them how to use them on their own. However, children should be supervised when using the toothbrush and dental floss at home. As they will need help until they reach the required dexterity, it is suggested to start by letting the child brush his teeth by himself, then brush them immediately afterwards.
Preventive care for young children
During childhood, it is quite possible that your dentist will offer your child preventive care, especially to protect his / her small teeth from tooth decay. This includes the application of fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel to make them more resistant to bacteria attacks. In addition, the application of dental sealant may also be relevant to provide additional protection in the molars, as the molar chewing surface is subject to the accumulation of food residues and bacteria.
If your child's dentist has recommended fluoride treatment at home, it should be closely monitored by the parents so that the child does not swallow fluoride. In addition, children should not use fluoride toothpaste until they are able to swallow toothpaste when brushing.
At the onset of permanent molars, around the age of six and twelve, it may be advisable to use a resin for sealing to reduce the risk of tooth decay in the hollow of these teeth.
At the dentist, many preventive measures such as sealing resins (or sealants), fluoride treatments and mouth guards help your children maintain healthy, clean teeth.
Consult our section on preventive dentistry
Nitrous oxide: conscious sedation, to some children
Thanks Dr. Eric Chang’s expertise, we now offer nitrous oxide sedation. It is a conscious and completely safe type of sedation that can be beneficial in some pediatric dentistry contexts. Nitrous oxide is administered with a special mask via the patient’s nose. It is then mixed with oxygen, and its effects are felt in just a few minutes. This type of conscious sedation provides a sense of well-being and relaxation. However, the patient remains fully conscious and can follow the dentist's instructions during treatment. In pediatric dentistry, nitrous oxide sedation is used in particular: with children who are anxious, in the case of more complex and long-term treatment, with children with special needs, etc. Make an appointment in pediatric dentistry in LaSalle with the team of Dents Mon Quartier. Our team will welcome your children with the utmost care and attention.