Care tailored for your children.

We thrive on helping them get a beautiful smile, achieve their full genetic potential and live happy, healthy lives!

Many of the challenges of treating kids relate not to technical skill, but simply in making children feel comfortable and less anxious — something the caring team at our practice excel at.

 

We also offer several painless, anesthesia-free procedures that are as or more effective than traditional treatments and won't stress your children.

Breathing disorders affect your child whole development. Treating them during this crucial growing phase is key to prevent and correct several future problems with gentler treatments.

Guides by VIVOS

 

If your child has crooked or crowded teeth or has a hard time sleeping at night, they could be at risk of suffering from sleep apnea when they are fully grown.

Sleep apnea is where breathing can become hard when your child is sleeping because they have a small airway. Small airways are a result of underdeveloped jaws during childhood.​

Symptoms of a compromised airway in children:

  • ADD/ADHD Symptoms

  • Restless Sleep

  • Difficulty In School

  • Crowded / Crooked Teeth

  • Aggressive Behavior

  • Mouth Breathing

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Swollen Tonsils and/or Adenoids

  • Bed Wetting

  • Night Terrors

  • Overbite / Overjet

  • Venous Pooling

There are many reasons why jaws don't develop properly that include:

  • Thumbsucking

  • Bottle feeding for a long time

  • Short or no breastfeeding period

  • Tongue and/or lip ties

  • Pacifiers

  • Soft diet

  • Certain types of orthodontic treatment can also inhibit the body’s natural growth pattern

  • Illness or even allergies that clog or block the airway for some time

Because these factors are so common in modern society, many children are suffering.

What is Vivos Guides?

The Vivos System represents a clinical breakthrough in the treatment of sleep and breathing disorders for children. It targets the root cause of sleep-disordered breathing.

The Vivos System works with the child’s natural growth process, guiding it to better development of their jaws, airway, and facial symmetry, and are typically worn when the child sleeps. That is why the Vivos appliances are referred to as growth guides.

The best part about The Vivos System is that it is non-surgical, non-invasive, and requires no medication.

The benefits that are often seen with Vivos treatment in children are:

  • Better Sleep

  • Better Breathing

  • Nasal Breathing

  • Wider Upper Arch

  • Larger Airway

  • Greater Tongue Space

  • Straighter Teeth

  • Better Focus and Concentration

  • Improved facial profile

  • Improved facial symmetry

SDF - Silver Diamine Fluoride

 

The benefits of SDF

  • No freezing and no filling

  • Saves tooth structure

  • Less expensive than a filling

  • Quick - It can often be done at your check-up

  • Helps prevent decay all around the mouth

  • A positive experience at the dentist

Who is this for?


This treatment is safe for any dental patient. It is of particular benefit to those who cannot tolerate conventional treatment, such as young children and seniors, and when we want to avoid sedation due to its risks. It can also be used on adults in areas where the dark colour is not an issue (between back teeth, high on roots and crown edges).


Is it safe?


This product has been used in Japan, and Australia and New Zealand for many years, with virtually no negative side effects.  It has a very high safety margin.



Are there any drawbacks?


The brown cavity on the tooth gets stained a darker black, which shows the SDF is working (it doesn't stain healthy enamel). However, after a couple of applications, when the cavity is stopped, a white filling can be placed to cover it if the patient wants it. For children with baby teeth, however, the stains are effectively temporary because the teeth will fall out on their own. 

Ozone Therapy

Why Ozone?

Are you searching for a whole body dentistry treatment that supports natural healing and is minimally invasive? If so, you’ll want to learn more about the incredible benefits of dental Ozone therapy.

Ozone therapy is fast becoming one of the most effective treatment options used in dentistry today. This minimally invasive and conservative approach to oral care can be used to:

  • Clear away infections, and cavity-causing bacteria

  • Heal gum infections and support bone regeneration

  • Reduce tooth sensitivity

Holistic dentists have used this procedure for many years, but it has only recently gained significant attention as bacteria become more and more antibiotic-resistant.

Many patients favour it because it’s conservative, painless, biocompatible, durable, minimally invasive, and can dramatically lessen treatment time.

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Carivue

No Radiation Caries Detection Technology

CariVu uses patented transillumination technology to identify caries (cavities) and cracks on the surface of your teeth, as well as in the hard-to-see areas between your teeth.

By hugging the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light the CariVu makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This unique caries detector allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy.

CariVu does so without the use of radiation, making it ideal for children, pregnant women, and those unwilling or unable to undergo a traditional dental X-ray.

CariVu doesn't completely replace our digital x-rays, it complements them when we want to follow a carious lesion more often (so we don't need to drill it if not absolutely necessary) without additional radiation exposure.

Catching cavities early makes all the difference!

Most tooth decay begins in the tiny cracks and grooves of your tooth's surface. CariVu’s illuminating technology can help your dentist:

  • Detect tooth decay as early as possible

  • Eliminate or reduce the number of costly treatments that you may need in the future

  • Treat small problems before they become serious dental issues

  • Ensure you achieve a lifetime of oral health safely and comfortably

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Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry for kids is offering a new wave of pain-free treatments.

On average, a higher percentage of children go to the dentist than adults! Parents everywhere are doing their best to keep their kids’ mouths healthy and their teeth strong.

Some kids find the trip to the dentist’s office stressful. Perhaps they’ve experienced pain or anxiety in the past or maybe they just don’t like the noises that dentistry tools make.

With laser dentistry for kids, a lot of those fears are alleviated. We provide a number of treatments that can change the way your kids feel about their dental appointments. Laser dentistry can increase comfort, reduce anxiety, speed up healing, and more.

Increases Comfort and Reduces Anxiety

Laser dentistry is less invasive than many traditional forms of dentistry. In fact, many of the procedures performed with lasers are so painless that patients don’t require any anesthesia at all! And when they require anesthesia, the laser can be used to numb the gum prior to its application, minimizing or eliminating any discomfort.

In addition, lasers don’t make loud noises or create the grinding sensation that some traditional dentistry tools do. Even if a procedure isn’t causing physical pain, those sounds and sensations can create anxiety in young patients. This is especially the case for kids who have sensory disorders or feel particularly overwhelmed by their senses.

In other words, laser dentistry could be the perfect solution for children who find dental appointments stressful or scary!

Digital X-Rays

 

Digital x-rays use less radiation than traditional x-rays. They are safe for kids, teens, and adults.

  • We need x-rays to show us areas of the mouth that we cannot see with the naked eye. Such aspects include jaw formation, tooth decay, cracks, fissures, and plaque buildup. This allows us to make a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your child.

  • X-rays provide us with a baseline so we can identify and compare future dental problems

  • We capture high-quality pictures that are viewed immediately on the computer screen. We can enlarge the image and manipulate other aspects (colour, brightness, contrast).

  • Digital x-rays are fast! You don’t have to sit in the dentist’s chair for a long period of time while we take the x-rays AND we don’t have to wait long to view them on the computer (the images show up on the screen almost immediately).

  • We don’t create hazardous waste disposal as we did with traditional film x-rays.

  • You would have to take 2,000 dental x-rays to equal the radiation in 1 mammogram!  We would have to take almost 10,000 dental x-rays to reach your maximum safe yearly dose.

  • There is background radiation from concrete buildings, roads, and the sun. Just standing around outside for several minutes, you receive more than 3 bitewing x-rays worth of radiation every day.

We are also very conservative in the number of x-rays that we take. We never take unnecessary images, and we can also rely on other technologies that don't use radiation such as the CariVu System.

I think I see your problem.

Entertainment

We have entertainment options for your kids from when they arrive to when they leave.

 

We have iPads and a TV in the kid's area, and a big curved monitor playing cartoons in the operatories. They can use our bone-conduction wireless headphones (a very cool technology where the sound is transmitted through the skull bones so there's nothing in or over their ears) and watch their favourite shows while having their treatment done.

Fun Zone

The grand finale.

 

After the appointment, your children will be awarded a prize from our toy capsule machine! They really enjoy the surprise reward after a great dental experience!

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FLOW DENTAL CARE

(905) 901-1802

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101 - 418 Iroquois Shore Rd

Oakville ON L6H 0X7

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