A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable, which is why South London Dental Care Centre makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease while at our office.
Children Dentistry recommendations
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist by their first birthday, and every six months after that.
When New Teeth Arrive
Your child’s baby teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of four months to about 3-years-of-age, equalling 20 teeth in total and will start falling out around six-years-old. To help alleviate any teething discomfort, you can try to soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them.
Adopting Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits
When a baby’s tooth erupts, parents should brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than three, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by your dentist. Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and we will discuss with you the right time to start flossing.
Preventing Tooth Decay with Regular Check ups
Children are at high risk for tooth decay, however proper brushing and flossing combined with regular dental visits can help keep tooth decay away. We also suggest fluoride treatments and tooth sealants to “seal” the deep grooves in your child’s teeth, preventing decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas.
Contact us at South London Dental Care Centre to schedule your child’s next check up.
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