As we are a family focused practice, we also pay close attention to little teeth and provide complete dental care for your children.
It’s a good idea to bring your youngsters to see us as early as possible – when their first teeth start to appear is the ideal time to start. This will help them get used to visiting the dentist and you can pick up handy tips to help keep your youngster’s teeth healthy. We can also check how young teeth are developing, which includes monitoring your child’s bite and, if necessary, obtaining an orthodontic opinion.
Our dental therapist, Kiran Basra, is on hand to help keep teeth healthy. She can remove problem baby teeth, place fillings and use fissure sealants to protect newly emerged permanent teeth. She can also apply fluoride varnish to strengthen enamel and help prevent the development of dental decay.
In addition to attending regular check-ups, you will also need to look after your child’s teeth at home. This should include regular cleaning, starting with a simple wipe with a flannel from birth and working towards brushing with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste at age three to six. Brushing should last for around two minutes, twice a day, and be supervised until children are old enough to clean teeth properly themselves. Limit the amount of sugar in your child’s diet too.
Combining regular visits to our child-friendly practice with an effective oral hygiene routine, as well as watching sugar intake, will help maintain healthy teeth for life.