Welcome to Sunningdale Dental Centre

Welcome to Sunningdale Dental Centre, a North London dental office. 

Dr. Brad Carson, Dr. Dave Aiello and Associates are pleased to care for all your general and family dental needs.
Some of the many dental services we provide are:

              -  cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic dentistry and Invisalign
              -  tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants, crowns and bridges
              -  root canals, treatment for periodontal disease, and treatment for sensitive teeth

 

We are conveniently located at 607 Fanshawe Park Rd. W in London, Ontario (at the corner of Fanshawe and Wonderland). 

We have ample free parking and offer extended hours to accommodate our patients needs.  We are wheelchair accessible.

 

We are committed to providing our patients with a complete range of dental services in a friendly, caring and comfortable environment. 
 

New patients are always welcome.  Please feel free to call or email us anytime!

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Creative Tooth Fairy Ideas

Losing one’s baby teeth is a big deal. Use this opportunity to celebrate growing up by making the first tooth a special event. Here are some ways (simple and inexpensive) that you can add a little magic to the experience.
 


1. Use a special coin.
Quarters and dollars may be a lot of money to your child, but they’re pretty mundane. Everyone has them. Spruce up the event by giving out a denomination that isn’t quite as common, like a half dollar or silver dollar coin.  You can also use clear glitter nail polish and paint the coin you use – to make extra special tooth fairy money.
 


2. Catch the tooth fairy in the act.
Create a photo of the tooth fairy visiting your child by taking a picture of them sleeping the night the fairy visits. Upload it to iCaughtTheToothFairy.com and receive a digital image that shows the tooth fairy herself in the middle of her transaction. ($10 charge).




For free you can upload the photo to a site like PicMonkey and add some star bursts. Download an image of the tooth fairy and insert it into your picture. (Once you have uploaded your picture – go to the “butterfly icon” on the left – and it will open up “overlays” – go to “elements” and then “sparkle stars”


 

3. Sprinkle some “fairy dust.”
Pick up some glitter at the dollar store and spread it on the child’s window sill, floor, or pillow. You can also have the child leave his or her tooth in a glass of water. At night remove the tooth – put some colour and glitter in the glass.




4. Write a letter from the tooth fairy.
Instead of just leaving money, write a letter to your child from the tooth fairy that praises him/her for good behavior and encourages more. You can do something as simple as writing a note with a pencil and piece of paper, or you can be as creative as you like with stickers or drawings. Make sure to sign the tooth fairy’s name. There are also several places on the web that will help you customize notes or letters. Use these adorable free printable tooth fairy notes from Handmade Charlotte.    They include a small envelope to place the tooth in and a notecard from the tooth fairy
http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/free-printable-tooth-fairy-notes/

 


5.  Keepsakes   Buy or make a special Tooth Fairy pillow or box. Etsy.com has cute pillows, or bowls etc., if you are not the creative type.  Or you can go to the craft store or dollar store, buy some paints and create a container. 






6.  A Tooth Fairy Door Set up a miniature door for the Tooth Fairy to come through.  You can buy one on a site like Etsy.com, or decorate a dollhouse door yourself, and hang it on the wall so that the Tooth Fairy can get into the kids’ rooms.


 


Your Child’s First Visit — Make it Fun!

Visiting the dentist for the first time should be a positive, fun experience for your child.  There are some things you can do to help prepare your child for their first visit.

      

Get some books about visiting the dentist and use story time to discuss visiting the dentist. Some children’s books that talk about going to the dentist are:  “Just Going to the Dentist” by Mercer Mayer,  “What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist” By Heidi Murkoff, and “Going to the Dentist” (Usborne First Experiences Book), and “The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist” by Stan & Jan Berenstain.
 

Practice having your child open wide (like a lion), and count their teeth.  Use a little mirror if you have one.  Let them look at and count your teeth.
 

Play “Dentist” using props like a toothbrush, a flashlight, and cups for rinsing.  Have your child lie down and open their mouth like they would in a dental chair.  Shine the light in their mouth, count their teeth again.  Even use a toothbrush to “polish” their teeth.  Once you have played dentist with them, and they have practiced on you, have them pretend to take their favourite stuffed animal to the dentist for a check up!  Do this several times over the course of a few weeks prior to their first appointment.
 

Explain what other things the dentist may do during the appointment.  Use simple, non-technical language. Don’t try to explain X-rays, instead simply say, “The dentist might take some pictures of your teeth with a special camera”.
 

Prior to booking their first appointment, have them accompany you or an older sibling to a routine dental “check up” appointment.  Let them watch how you do it, and then let them have a ride in the chair, and a treat from the treasure box.  We are happy to accommodate children in this way, as are most offices.  This is a great way to get them familiar with the dental office and the staff.


Let your child bring his or her favourite stuffed toy along to their visit.


What should I NOT do when preparing my child for their first dental visit?

  • Do not wait for an emergency to take your child to the dentist for the first visit.
  • If you are nervous about going to the dentist, do not express any of your own fears or anxieties.
  • Do not use phrases like “It won’t hurt” or “Don’t be scared”. Comments like these are not soothing and usually only create anxiety.   


You should take your child to the dentist when they begin to get their teeth – usually around their first birthday.  Until they are approximately 3 – 4 years old, the visits will be short and are done to ensure that there is no decay or other problems present.  Around the age of 3 – 4, children are usually old enough to sit and have their teeth cleaned, along with a “check-up”.
We love seeing children at Sunningdale Dental, and they love coming to see us.  Give us a call today to book your child’s first dental visit.