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Children’s Dentistry

92275673It’s wise to introduce your child to the dentist as soon as their very first tooth appears (usually when they are around six months old).

Even though there will be hardly any teeth for us to examine at this stage, early visits will help your child feel relaxed about attending dental appointments. You can also pick up plenty of helpful advice about tooth care for tots, including how to use dental tools and dietary advice.

For further protection, fissure sealant can be applied to your child’s permanent teeth as they emerge (usually starting around age six to seven). This is a clear plastic coating which covers the narrow grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to stop bacteria from entering and help prevent tooth decay. In addition, fluoride varnishes can be painted onto young teeth to help strengthen enamel and make it more resistant to decay.

As well as regular visits to the dentist, you also need to look after your child’s teeth at home. Check out the following oral health care tips for little ones:

A combination of seeing the dentist regularly from a young age, developing a good dental care routine at home and encouraging a healthy diet will help maintain your child’s teeth in optimum condition for life.

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