Dental care for your child

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We believe that creating good oral hygiene habits from a young age is very important. We recommend that you start to bring your child to the dentist when they have most of their baby teeth (2-3 years old). This way we can familiarise your child with the environment in the practice and help avoid any fears that may come later in childhood. Our team are happy to help with nervous children and give them a little tour of the dental chair.

In terms of at-home care, it is important that up to the age of 18 months, non-fluoride based toothpastes or water are used during supervised brushing. This is to avoid white spots known as fluorosis on the developing teeth. While fluoride is very important in strengthening adult teeth, too much in childhood can lead to these irreversible marks. After 18 months, child-friendly toothpastes and soft tooth brushes are recommended.

Fissure Sealants

This is a thin plastic coating placed on back teeth to prevent sticky food from causing decay. This treatment is carried out when the first permanent molars appear in the mouth, usually around six years of age. Other teeth may be sealed when they erupt.