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Children’s Dentistry

All you need to know about keeping your child’s teeth strong and healthy.

  • Fluoride helps keep teeth strong and fights decay. Encourage (and help) your child to brush their teeth twice a day using Fluoride toothpaste. Do this especially before putting them to bed! If your child finds it difficult to spit out all the toothpaste, start them off with a children’s toothpaste – this contains half the amount of Fluoride. Once they can spit all the toothpaste, use normal toothpaste with full Fluoride quantities to strengthen and protect their teeth.
  • Drink tap water – it contains Fluoride which will strengthen enamel as their adult teeth develop. Filters often remove Fluoride, so be sure to check with the manufacturers.
  • Provide healthy snacks in between meals. Try cheese, fruit, yoghurt, or veggie sticks. Minimise sugary and sticky foods – leave these for special treats.
  • Don’t leave your child’s bottle in their mouth overnight, or for a prolonged time. Constant sipping of milk or juice increases the risk of tooth decay.
  • Remember – baby teeth are still important! They maintain the space for adult teeth to grow straight. Losing these teeth early due to decay can cause pain, or crooked teeth later.
  • Dental sealants help prevent cavities – your dentist can place a resin seal over your child’s permanent molars to protect them.

Contact us now to learn more about protecting your child’s teeth, and promoting healthy adult teeth.

Request an appointment today.

Children’s Dentistry

All you need to know about keeping your child’s teeth strong and healthy.

  • Fluoride helps keep teeth strong and fights decay. Encourage (and help) your child to brush their teeth twice a day using Fluoride toothpaste. Do this especially before putting them to bed! If your child finds it difficult to spit out all the toothpaste, start them off with a children’s toothpaste – this contains half the amount of Fluoride. Once they can spit all the toothpaste, use normal toothpaste with full Fluoride quantities to strengthen and protect their teeth.
  • Drink tap water – it contains Fluoride which will strengthen enamel as their adult teeth develop. Filters often remove Fluoride, so be sure to check with the manufacturers.
  • Provide healthy snacks in between meals. Try cheese, fruit, yoghurt, or veggie sticks. Minimise sugary and sticky foods – leave these for special treats.
  • Don’t leave your child’s bottle in their mouth overnight, or for a prolonged time. Constant sipping of milk or juice increases the risk of tooth decay.
  • Remember – baby teeth are still important! They maintain the space for adult teeth to grow straight. Losing these teeth early due to decay can cause pain, or crooked teeth later.
  • Dental sealants help prevent cavities – your dentist can place a resin seal over your child’s permanent molars to protect them.

Contact us now to learn more about protecting your child’s teeth, and promoting healthy adult teeth.

Request an appointment today.