Children’s Dental Care
- Tips on healthy diet like avoiding lollies and sugary drinks.
- Brushing techniques.
- Tap water contains fluoride which protect the teeth.
- Fluoride treatments if necessary.
- Fissure sealants if there’s a high risk of cavities developing.
- Importance of regular dental check-ups throughout their life.
- When talking to your child or around your child about pediatric dentists, be positive. Children learn a lot from the beliefs of their parents.
- Bring your child into the dental practice just to have a look around before their appointment or bring them with you when you or an older sibling is having a dental appointment so they can see what happens. Informal visits help to familiarise them with the surroundings.
- Arrive early for your child’s appointment. You don’t want to be in a rush, adding stress to the situation. By arriving five minutes early, your child can become familiar with the surroundings.
How our paediatric dentists different from other dentists?
Paediatric dentists like Mark, enjoy working with children and. Because our dental office is geared towards young patients, children of all ages will receive gentle dental care in our fun and friendly environment.
What will take place during my child’s first visit to the dentist?
If necessary, we may clean your child’s teeth. We also will answer any questions you have about caring for your child’s smile.
Why do baby teeth need special care?
Baby teeth also hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth. If a child loses a tooth too soon (due to damage or decay), adjacent teeth may encroach on that space, which can lead to crooked or misplaced permanent teeth. Your child’s oral health also can affect their overall general health.
When should I start using toothpaste to clean my child’s teeth?
Be sure that your child rinses and spits out the toothpaste after brushing. You should brush your children’s teeth until you see that they’re ready to take on that responsibility. That typically takes place by age 6 or 7.