Hall Dental Centre

Oral Care for Baby & Child

From baby bottle decay to flossing techniques, prevention strategies and regular visits – rely on Hall Dental to walk you through the ABCs of Dental Care for your baby.

"Caries control" is a dental term that means controlling the development of dental decay, or cavities. Controlling decay in babies and children is crucial to their overall dental health and is often our focus for our younger patients.

Baby Bottle Decay

Once your child has teeth they are susceptible to tooth decay. One of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay in babies is to clean teeth regularly. This helps remove bacteria and prevents sugar from remaining trapped in the tooth and gum area. If your baby has no teeth, use a clean, damp cloth to wipe their gums after feeding.

Water is the best choice between meals and at night. If your baby is used to sleeping with a bottle, try water instead after their regular feeding. This will help reduce to reduce the exposure to decay producing acids.

Baby & Child Oral Dental Care, Hall Dental, Lethbridge

Once Teeth Appear

Using an ultra-soft toothbrush, use a small amount of child-friendly toothpaste and brush the teeth and gums gently. You can switch to fluoridated toothpaste once your child can spit out all of the toothpaste after brushing.


Begin flossing children's teeth when all of their baby teeth have erupted. Ask our staff about our special flossers for kids.

How can Hall Dental help prevent my child from developing dental problems?

At Hall Dental, we believe that strong lifelong dental health begins in childhood! In order to maintain excellent dental health as children grow, regular professional cleanings and check-ups are crucial. We provide several services to support the dental health of our youngest patients. To prevent the development of childhood cavities we offer the following services:

  • Fluoride treatments
  • Specialized advice for children's dental hygiene routines

All of these steps can play a role in ensuring that our smallest patients develop and maintain excellent dental health as they grow.

How often should children visit the dentist?

We usually recommend that children have a professional check-up and cleaning every six months. However, every patient is different and some patients may require more frequent check-ups or cleanings.

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All services provided by general dentists: Dr. Paul Hall, Dr. Pauline Hall and Dr. Todd ZoBell