Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with children of all ages. We aim to create a positive dental experience for your child in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.
Remember, baby teeth matter. Besides the obvious importance of healthy primary teeth for eating, appearance and speech, they are also essential for guiding permanent teeth, which develop underneath, into their correct positions.
Parents, encourage good dental habits from an early age. Make brushing fun for your child with this quick brushing video!
This involves the delivery of higher concentrations of fluoride in order to help prevent tooth decay. It is usually applied in the form of a varnish which sets within seconds.
Dental decay is directly linked to the frequency of sugar in the diet & no more than 4 intakes of sugar a day is recommended. When sugary items are consumed, it is advisable to keep these to mealtimes.
Watch out for hidden sugars such as dried fruit, energy bars and fruit juices.
Choose tooth-friendly drinks for your child such as milk or water and help establish healthy habits for life.
Teeth should be brushed twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. It is important that children use age-appropriate toothpaste containing a suitable amount of fluoride. Your dentist can advise you on this.
Keep the use of mouthwash separate to brushing. Toothpaste contains a higher concentration of fluoride & is largely more beneficial to your teeth. Mouthwash is best used in isolation, as a quick fix, at convenient times throughout your day.
Flossing is also a vital part of caring for your teeth. Brushing only cleans 60% of the mouth and the areas in between teeth are particularly vulnerable to decay if not cared for properly.
A gum shield is a protective appliance that is custom made to fit your child and should be worn to protect the teeth during contact sports.
Fissure sealants are a thin plastic-like coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This coating adds an extra protective layer to the tooth and helps to stave off the onset of dental decay.
Save that tooth! Follow this link for helpful advice on what to do if your child has an accident: