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New Westminster, BC / 604-524-0800

North Vancouver, BC / 604-986-0800

Kids Dentistry

Kids Dentistry

Teeth are a large part of a child’s development. They play a significant role in your child’s speech patterns, eating habits, and even their facial structure. It’s important to take excellent care of your child’s teeth, not only because it helps them develop good oral hygiene habits to last a lifetime, but because they need their juvenile teeth to help them reach important developmental milestones.

Artis Dental Centre is happy to provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages, including children. We would love to help your child grow a healthy and confident smile.

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When Should My Kids See the Dentist?

Many parents believe that, since baby teeth are temporary, children don’t need to see a dentist until their first adult teeth come in. The truth is, baby teeth require just as much care and attention as adult teeth.

If baby teeth fall out prematurely or become infected, it can cause permanent damage to the structure of the mouth, potentially resulting in bite problems or health issues that could last through adulthood.

The First Visit

According to the Canadian Dental Association, your child’s first visit to the dentist should be within 6 months of their first tooth eruption, or by the time they turn 1; whichever comes first. Of course, your child is unlikely to have cavities or similar dental problems at this age. But the idea behind regular cleanings and examinations is to catch any potential problems before they become full-fledged problems.

Regular Cleanings & Dental Exams

After your child’s first dental appointment, your child will need to return every 6 months for a thorough cleaning and dental exam. Cleanings are important because they remove plaque and tartar from any spaces that regular brushing and flossing can’t reach.

Examinations will help ensure that your child’s teeth are developing properly. Your dentist will also use dental exams as an opportunity to monitor your child’s overall oral health, identifying any potential issues before they develop.


Visit One of Our Two Locations

New Westminister

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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New Westminister

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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North Vancouver

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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North Vancouver

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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