Family Dentistry

Serving patients’ needs for family dentistry in
Downtown Ottawa & surrounding communities.

A family smiles after getting dentistry at Pretoria Bridge Dental

Your Friendly, Caring
Downtown Ottawa Family

Pretoria Bridge Dental has been welcoming families into our Downtown Ottawa practice for more than 60 years. We’re committed to the oral health of you and your loved ones.

We understand that it can be difficult to take young children to a dental visit, so we make sure it’s a positive experience for everyone. Our dentists have years of experience working with children, and know how to educate them about oral hygiene while keeping them smiling.

With kids, we know it’s important to be available at the drop of a hat. At Pretoria Bridge Dental we offer emergency dental services as well, so you can rest assured your family will be covered and taken care of as soon as possible in the case of an accident.

We’re an Ottawa Dental Practice Passionate About
Treating Our Patients Like Family

Taking Care of Family Dental
Needs for 60+ Years

We’re committed to making our practice a warm, inviting space where every member of the family feels comfortable. When you’re with Pretoria Bridge Dental in the Downtown Ottawa area, you’re in good hands.

If you need more information about a Family Dentistry in Downtown Ottawa and surrounding communities such as Ottawa South, The Glebe, Old Ottawa South, Centretown and other areas, contact us today.

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Quality Dental Care
for the Whole Family

Taking care of your teeth is a daily practise. Visiting the dentist frequently is also crucial to maintaining your oral health and cleanliness. Our dentists at Pretoria Bridge Dental are the choice if you’re searching for a family dentist in Ottawa. When it comes to promoting the health and beauty of your smile both now and in the future, we provide comprehensive and attentive service. Make Pretoria Bridge Dental your family dentist in Boston today to experience a new era in family dentistry.

We know you are busy, but your oral health is important. You want your smile to work and look wonderful at the same time. Our courteous, considerate staff will always take your requirements and wishes into account. Find out more about our practise in Ottawa area today!


Your first appointment will likely be more detailed than most checkups and cleanings to allow your dentist a thorough look at your teeth. This appointment usually involves a detailed examination of your teeth, an x-ray of your mouth and a conversation with your dentist to discuss your previous dental history. This first appointment allows you and your dentist to become acquainted, and lets your dentist find out what best suits your dental needs.

Book your first appointment with Pretoria Bridge Dental today!

Children should come for their first dentist appointment around the time when their teeth start coming in, or when they are 1 – 3 years old. While most children are unlikely to have dental problems, it is always best to be sure.

If ever you have any concerns about your child’s oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us!

A child’s first dentist appointment is in part about examining and cleaning the teeth, but it is also about getting them comfortable with their dentist and the dental office. Having a positive experience at the dentist at a young age helps make children more comfortable with dental visits.

Contact Pretoria Family Dentistry today to learn more about what happens at a child’s first dentist appointment.

Yes! We are always willing to accept new patients. Good oral hygiene is a very important part of protecting your overall health and Pretoria Family Dentistry is here to help. New patients should make sure to inform us of any relevant dental or medical conditions at their appointment so that we can provide you with the best care.

Contact us today to speak to a member of our staff and to book an appointment.

There are many things that you can do to help make sure that your teeth stay clean. The most important thing is to brush your teeth 2 – 3 times a day, once should be before you go to sleep at night. Make sure that you are using a toothbrush that is comfortable and doesn’t cause you pain. You should replace your toothbrush every 2 – 3 months, or sooner if the bristles become worn. We recommend a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste for those over the age of 3 years old. Regular flossing also helps to keep oral hygiene up to a good standard.

If you have any questions about personalized dental hygiene, contact Pretoria Family Dentistry today to speak to one of our staff members!

For babies, toddlers, and children, booking a dental check-up or dental appointment every 6 months is typically an appropriate interval to ensure your child’s teeth are healthy and all oral problems are caught in the early stages. Depending on your child, their oral hygiene habits, and overall oral health, your dentist may wish to schedule appointments more or less frequently. That being said, generally speaking, booking a dentist appointment every 6 months is enough to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other periodontal issues.

As for adults and even teenagers, it’s more common for dental appointments to be booked closer to 1-year intervals. Depending on your oral history, and the current state of your gums and teeth, your dentist will likely suggest an appropriate time frame that makes sense for you. This could be every 6 months if you’re struggling with frequent oral issues like gingivitis or cavities, or it could be closer to 1 or 2 years if you rarely have issues during your appointments.

At Pretoria Bridge Dental, we take dental anxiety very seriously. We understand many of our patients suffer from stress and anxiety when it comes to booking and arriving at their dentist appointments. We always want to make sure our dental patients feel as comfortable as possible during their dentist appointments. All of our staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and well-trained so you can rest assured you will be getting the best care possible.

Due to the state of dental anxiety in Ottawa, our dental office also offers sedation dentistry to our patients. Sedation dentistry is commonly used for patients (if they wish) to ensure their dentist appointments and procedures go smoothly. Sedation dentistry can help patients who avoid the dentist altogether, significantly reduce dental anxiety, and can even make appointments go quicker! Contact our team today and inquire about our sedation dentistry services.

Encouraging children to actively participate in oral hygiene can be difficult. Even more so when it comes to forming long-term oral hygiene habits. To promote good oral hygiene habits for your children, below we will list a few helpful techniques and tips we have found to be successful for many parents:

  • Start good oral habits early
  • Teach your kids to brush their teeth at least twice daily
  • Limit or avoid certain foods that can impact oral health
  • Lead by example and have dedicated brushing and flossing times during the day
  • Find fun oral hygiene supplies and involve them in the selection
  • Reward your children for consistency and proper techniques

When children are involved, reliable emergency dental care can be a top priority for parents when they’re choosing a family dentist. If you or your children are ever in an accident that requires emergency dental care, the team at Pretoria Bridge Dental can help ASAP. We offer patients same-day services and often can book appointments within a few hours depending on the severity. We know dental emergencies can strike at inconvenient times (including outside typical working hours). If this ever happens to you or a family member, call our team at 613-236-5202 and we can help address the situation quickly.

Absolutely! We understand life can get busy if you have a full-time job while juggling taking care of one or multiple children. A large portion of our dentist patients are full families that have limited availability to book appointments. Oftentimes they are only able to book an appointment if the entire family can be seen on that same day. At Pretoria Bridge Dental, we can help accommodate all sorts of situations to ensure we make your life as easy as possible to book the proper oral care you and your family need.

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