Heading to the dentist can easily fall off the to-do-list in a busy household. But making sure that young children establish a positive relationship with a dentist in Erskineville means that you are giving them, and their teeth, the best start in life.
A lot of parents seem to think that milk teeth, since they fall out, do not necessarily need to be cared for as properly as when their adult teeth start to come through. However not only are these good habits formed early and hard to establish when children are older, but decay in milk teeth can lead to issues with the adult teeth that are growing behind them as well.
So by making sure that you take the time to visit a dentist in Erskineville every six months or so, dentists can constantly monitor the condition of children’s growing teeth and spot signs of early jaw misalignments which can help to reduce the time needed in corrective braces as their mouths grow.
Are there some procedures that can help?
There are certainly several procedures that are quick and easy to assist children in maintaining a good level of oral hygiene. By painting fluoride directly on to children’s teeth it will mineralise them and make them stronger and less subject to decay.
Fissure sealants are a brilliant way of preventing any food becoming trapped in those hard to reach places along the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. Both children and adults alike can benefit from having a sealant applied to these areas to prevent decay. It is a long lasting treatment that can easily be replaced as it wears away.
Preventive care is a priority to us and we make it our duty to inform children in an entertaining way about the importance of brushing their teeth. We teach your child how to brush their teeth properly and what happens when they don’t. By being friendly and supportive, we believe that children are more likely to respond.
It is usually the case that if you bring in a young child for a check-up to a dentist in Erskineville, they are less likely to develop a fear of the dentist as they age. You should consider bringing your baby in to see us as soon as the first tooth erupts so that we are able to meet you and establish a relationship with both child and caregiver from the onset.
Children grow very quickly during their first years and their teeth are no different. By monitoring their growth and giving parents sound advice on how to care for them, issues such as decay do not have to be an issue for you.
Children can certainly be hard to monitor when it comes to sugary sweets and everyone knows the detrimental effects that sugar has on teeth. Therefore it is critical that good oral hygiene habits are formed so that a balance can be struck for your child’s overall health and well-being.
We look forward to seeing both you and your child, assisting you to create healthy smiles for life.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.