Children’s Dental

With Proper Care From An Early Age, Your Child Can Achieve Optimal Oral Health For Life!

Children's Dentist, Kids DentalChildren should have their first visit to the dentist at approximately two years of age. Seeing children from a young age helps to prevent anxiety or a phobia towards the dentist. Detection of weak enamel at an early age is vital to maintain the integrity of the teeth.
Paediatric fillings are tooth-coloured, however,
larger cavities may require root canal therapy and/ or the placement of a stainless steel crown.

Parents play an important role in maintaining good oral health by…

  • Providing a healthy, nutritious, low-sugar diet.
  • Ensuring they brush with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day
  • Regular flossing
  • Regular dental check-ups
  • Prevention is better than cure, but decay can happen…

Oral hygiene tips for children

  • Never put your child to sleep with a bottle of juice or sweet drink. Due to lower salivary flow during sleep and higher susceptibility to cavities and plaque, this can encourage a whole night of tooth decay.
  • Clean your infant’s gums with a clean, damp cloth twice a day.
  • When teeth come in, begin brushing them with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a small dab of low fluoride toothpaste.
  • By approximately age 5, your child can learn to brush his or her teeth with proper parental instruction and supervision. Between the ages of 7-8 years of age your child should have the manual dexterity to brush their own teeth independently.