We believe it is important to make dental visits fun and non-threatening for all , and especially kids.
It is important that they come regularly at least once a year from age 3 , (6 monthly in some cases )
This way they get used to the noises, smells and surroundings and prepare them for future visits..
We aim to:
- Check on cleaning and give advice where needed
- Provide preventive treatments ,including fluoride and fissure sealing new molar teeth
- Look for decay and stop it with small fillings or concentrated fluoride at the early stage
- Spot developmental problems at an early stage and if possible correct early to avoid complex orthodontic treatment later on.
Our advice to you is:
- Clean your child's teeth as part of their daily hygiene routine. Stand or sit behind your child, cradling their chin in your hand so you can reach their top and bottom teeth more easily, and see what you are doing –also they will be comfortable.
- When the first teeth appear, use a children's toothbrush with a small smear of toothpaste.
- Supervise your child's brushing until they are at least seven.
- Use a small-headed toothbrush with softish , nylon bristles, suitable for the age of your child.
- Don't forget to brush behind the teeth and onto the gums.
- Remember to encourage your child, as praise will often get results!
The main cause of tooth decay is not the amount of sugar or acid in the diet, but how often it is eaten or drunk.
The more often your child has sugary or acidic foods or drinks, the more likely they are to have decay.
It is therefore important to keep sugary and acidic foods to mealtimes only, where posible .
If you want to give your child a snack, try to stick to cheese, vegetables and fruit./ dried fruit .
Use a fluoride toothpaste- most have fluoride anyway which strengthens the teeth against decay.
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