Dental care is imperative for all ages and in children, good dental care helps ensure that their primary teeth stay healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases (good oral hygiene starts as early as infancy!) Whether you’re nursing or bottle feeding, you should begin incorporating excellent dental hygiene as soon as possible.
We recommend that your child has his or her first dental visit as soon as their first tooth comes through and we advise that they visit at least once every 6 months (their dentist may recommended more frequent visits if they are deemed to be in a ‘high decay rate’ category — your dentist will discuss this with you and will advise appropriate toothpaste for their age group and their level of needs). Developmental abnormalities will also be screened for during dental check ups.
Dental Care Tips for Children
Diet: Sugar intake should be limited to meal times only and frequency of sugar intake should be minimised to reduce decay incidence in children. Low and/or sugar free drinks should also to be minimal as they tend to be very acidic and result in tooth-wear.
Regular Check Ups: Regular check ups are an essential part in keeping on top of your child’s oral health and by doing so, it will enable us to provide a much more detailed analysis of the child’s dental development and health.
Regular Cleaning: This includes the proper way to floss and brush your child’s teeth, which is vital to helping help plaque at bay. Using a toothbrush designed specifically for children is also recommended as these toothbrushes will have smaller heads to accommodate their smaller mouths.
Your child’s primary teeth are very important especially during these developmental stages and if you have any questions, or would like more information or advice please do not hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, why not book an appointment for your child with one of our dentists today.< Back to blog