Pediatric Dental Care in Mississauga

Children's Services, Creditview Dental

At Creditview Dental in Mississauga, we make it our mission to create positive early dental experiences for children so they can feel good about visiting the dentist today and into adulthood.

Caring for Young, Developing Smiles

When your child visits us for an appointment, we'll be sure to help make them feel as comfortable as possible so they can be more likely to maintain good oral health habits to keep their growing smiles healthy and happy.

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Your child’s dental visit may be covered by the Canada Dental Benefit (CDB).

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The Importance of Early Dental Visits

Infants should be seen by a dentist between the time they turn 6 months old and their first birthday. By this time, the baby's first teeth, or primary teeth, are beginning to erupt and it is a critical time to spot any problems before they become big concerns.

Every child grows 20 primary teeth, usually by the age of 3. These teeth are gradually replaced by the age of 12 with a full set of 28 permanent teeth, and later on, four molars called wisdom teeth.

It is essential that a child's primary teeth are healthy because their development sets the stage for permanent teeth. 

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Common Early Dental Issues

The following issue or conditions in babies and young children can create problems for their oral health later on. Dentists can help address and monitor these issues as your child develops.

  • Teething

    Teething is a sign that your child's gums are sore. This is perfectly normal. You can help relieve this by allowing the baby to suck on a teething ring or gently rubbing your baby's gums with the back of a small spoon, a piece of wet gauze or even your finger.

  • Pacifiers

    For babies under the age of 4, pacifiers can be safely used to facilitate the child's oral needs for relieving gum pain and for suckling.

    After the age of 4, pacifiers are generally discouraged because they may interfere with the development of your child's teeth.

  • Thumbsucking

    Babies who suck their thumbs may be setting the stage for malformed teeth and bite issues. For this reason, thumbsucking should be strongly discouraged.

  • Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

    Another problem that can be spotted early is a condition called baby bottle tooth decay, which is caused by sugary substances in breast milk and some juices that combine with saliva to form pools inside the baby's mouth.

    If left untreated, this can lead to premature decay of your baby's future primary teeth, which can later hamper the proper formation of permanent teeth.

  • Toothaches

    Toothaches can be common in young children. Sometimes, toothaches are caused by erupting teeth, but they also could indicate a serious problem.

    You can safely relieve a small child's toothache without the aid of medication by rinsing the mouth with a solution of warm water and table salt.

    If the pain doesn't subside, acetaminophen may be used. If such medications don't help, contact your dentist immediately.

  • Injuries

    You can help your child prevent oral injuries by closely supervising them during play and not allowing your child to put foreign objects in their mouth.

    For younger children involved in physical activities and sports, mouthguards are strongly encouraged and can prevent a whole host of injuries to the teeth, gums, lips and other oral structures.

Dental Services for Kids in Mississiauga

Regular dental care is just as important for kids as it is for adults. At Creditview Dental, our services can be tailored to meet your child's oral health needs and keep their smile healthy.

Hygiene & Prevention Services

Visiting the dentist for regular exams and cleanings when your child is young will help preserve the primary (baby) teeth until they are ready to fall out and be replaced by the permanent (adult) teeth.

During each appointment, your dentist or hygienist will also review proper oral hygiene techniques with your child to ensure that their smile is getting the proper care at home.

Restorative Services

If your child is at risk of decay, develops a cavity or is experiencing misalignment issues, your dentist may also recommend restorative treatment options, such as dental sealants, fillings and mouthguards

Canada Dental Benefit for children under 12

Starting in December 2022, eligible families that do not have dental insurance can receive up to $650 per child to cover dental expenses, depending on household income. Eligible services include oral surgery and diagnostic, preventative, restorative, endodontic, periodontal, prosthodontic, and orthodontic services.*

Household Income Maximum Annual Benefit
per Child**
Under $70,000 $650
$70,000 to 79,999 $390
$80,000 to $89,000 $260

You can apply for the benefit through the CRA. To find out if you are eligible, visit the Government of Canada website.

*Services are subject to change, as indicated by the government of Canada.
**Benefit coverage amount is subject to adjustment, as indicated by the government of Canada.

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Creditview Dental
6085 Creditview Rd Unit 8 & 9 Mississauga ON L5V 2A8 CA

Phone Number

(905) 826-4929

Hours of Operation

  • Monday:09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday:09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday:09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday:09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday:10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed

*Open alternate Saturdays

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