Childrens Dentistry Earlsfield
From baby teeth to beyond, the right dental care for children is so important.
It is important for your child to maintain good oral health as it often sets the tone for the rest of their lives, so it is important to find the right dentist to rely on for excellent treatment, attention, and care. Luckily, you will find everything you need at Dove Dental & Wellbeing Spa, where our staff of dentists, hygienists, practitioners, and other professionals are all dedicated to helping patients of all ages achieve their highest levels of comfort and well-being both inside and outside the dentist’s chair.
Our children’s treatments are shaped to meet your child’s individual needs and to make them feel as comfortable as possible.
As part of our support to your family, we will help to ensure that you are up to date with the best methods for brushing, and provided with the best dietary advice. We want your children to have healthy teeth and happy smiles.
Your child will usually start to get their milk teeth at around six months old. We recommend that you schedule their first dental examination when they reach the age of two, and following this, between every three and twelve months. Plaque can start to form on young teeth as soon as they emerge, and it’s important to implement a good oral health routine early – starting with that first tooth.
We can help ensure that your child has a healthy start to life when it comes to their oral health by providing them with premium preventive care right around the Earlsfield area! Your child won’t have to worry about tooth decay or cavities anymore when you come in for our preventive dental services. We use the latest dental technology to ensure that their teeth are protected.
Helpful Ways To Prevent Cavities:
- Always choose healthy snacks for your child
- Only give treats alongside meals
- Watch what your child consumes
- Restrict your child’s frequency of mealtimes and snacks
- Encourage your child to brush, floss, and rinse their teeth
- Make sure you avoid giving your child sticky and sugary foods
- Remind your child to brush their teeth (when they appear) twice a day for at least two minutes
Cavities are a very common dental condition seen in children. They typically occur as a result of consuming too much sugar and neglecting to brush their teeth. Proper brushing and cutting down on sugar intake can certainly reduce cavities in a child’s mouth. The more time a child spends chewing and the longer food stays on their teeth, the more chances for cavities. If you eat a diet that’s high in carbs and sugar, it will cause your saliva to be thicker, which will increase the production of the acid-producing bacteria that cause cavities.
Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
Fluoride varnish application
Research shows that fluoride varnish is highly effective at reducing tooth decay if it is applied twice a year. Fluoride varnish should be applied at least twice yearly in all children.
Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing. Fluoride varnish is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children’s teeth using a soft brush. The varnish sets quickly, has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell.
Scientific studies have shown that fluoride varnish gives added protection to teeth against decay when used in addition to brushing teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.
How To Help Children Brush Their Teeth Properly
- First, make sure to guide your child’s hand so that they can experience the movement of the toothbrush
- Simply holding a mirror in front of your child as they brush their teeth will allow them to see what their toothbrush is doing.
- Brushing your teeth doesn’t have to be a mundane activity, you can make it more exciting for your child by setting an egg timer on for two minutes.
- Warn your child that holding the toothbrush in their mouth while running around could cause them to get hurt.
Children’s Dentistry FAQ
What Age Can You Take Your Child To See A Dentist?
From the age of four to six months, when first teeth usually appear and brushing your child’s teeth is suggested when the first tooth appears.
At What Age Should Children Start Brushing Their Teeth?
From the time their first teeth come in, you need to brush them or help them with brushing until they are 7 or 8 years old.
How Long Should Children Brush Their Teeth?
You should tell your kids to brush their teeth in the morning and night time, for two minutes. Don’t rinse the toothpaste with water as it removes the cavity-preventing fluoride in the toothpaste.
What Toothpaste Can My Child Use?
If your child is Under the age of three, they should use a very small amount of toothpaste that contains 1000 ppm fluoride. If they are older than three, children should use a normal amount of toothpaste that contains 1350-1500 ppm fluoride. Our dentist and hygienist will recommend products for the whole family.