For some children new to dental care, a trip to the dentist can be a frightening experience. It’s important to have a calm and friendly office that welcomes patients of all ages. At Ellice Dental Group and Pearl Family Dental Care, we are proud to be a trusted kids’ dentist in Winnipeg and stress the importance of routine preventative care to keep your child’s smile healthy and happy. We believe regular check-ups are essential in maintaining proper oral health for children and patients of all ages. Our dentists, hygienists and dental assistants enjoy working with kids and provide care in a gentle manner to ensure your child’s comfort.



We believe in a positive, encouraging approach while providing care in a bright and cheerful environment. We enjoy our role of being your kids’ dentist in Winnipeg and do our best to make coming to our office a fun and exciting adventure. We also take the time to answer any questions you may have about your child’s oral health. From your child’s very first visit to the dentist on up through their teenage years, we strive to provide appropriate dental care for children of all ages.

Call today and get your child started on a lifetime of good oral health.


When to Visit a Kids’ Dentist in Winnipeg

Are you new to parenting and concerned or curious about the oral health and care of your child? As a kids’ dentist in Winnipeg, one of the most common questions we receive from new parents is when to bring a child in for his or her first visit. We recommend bringing your child in when they get their first tooth or when they reach their first birthday. While we all know that your child will lose his or her baby teeth later, the care of these baby teeth is important. Baby teeth are very porous and they are prone to decay more so than adult teeth.

We also suggest that you begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as a tooth comes in! You should use a toothbrush that is specifically for a baby with soft bristles. You should not use toothpaste but rather simply brush your child’s teeth with plain water. It is a great idea to begin teaching your child about proper oral hygiene as soon as they are able to understand! Having your child help you brush his or her teeth and introducing your child to oral care – including dental visits – using books and videos is a great idea! 

During the many visits to the pediatrician in your child’s first year of life, the doctor may have done basic examinations of your child’s mouth. However, some pediatricians do not do these checks at all and pediatricians are not necessarily trained on what to look for with your child’s oral health. Kids’ dentists are trained to examine your child’s mouth and identify any possible problems with the development of your child’s jaw or soft palate. If you’ve missed the one year or new teeth mark, no need to worry; it’s never too late to bring your child in for the first visit!