Getting children used to looking after their teeth and visiting the dentist is important, especially from a young age. We have written a number of tips to keep your children's oral health in good shape. They are small steps that build to a strong, healthy oral health care routine for life. Here are some tips:
1. Start Early
Take your child for their first appointment at the dentist around their first birthday. Not only will your dentist be able to check the development of their teeth and advise on care, but your child will also get used to visits to the clinic and learn not to fear them.
2. Build Your Foundations
Once you child get's to around 3 years of age, start teaching them how to brush their teeth themselves with a child-sized brush and a pea sized quantity of fluoride toothpaste. They can start brushing unsupervised at around the age of 6.
3. Discuss Preventing Cavities with your Dentist
Have a discussion with your dentist about what you can do to prevent cavities, in addition to regular brushing and flossing. They may recommend applying fluoride sealants to your child's teeth.
4. Keep Communication Open
If your child shows reluctance to brush their teeth or visit the dentist, keep talking to them. Explain why it's important to keep their teeth clean and mouth healthy, and reward them every now and then.
5. Promote a Healthy Diet
Limit the amount of sugary food and drinks for your child. Encourage them to consume plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products to ensure they get their vitamins, minerals and calcium for strong teeth.
Paediatric Dentistry at Sleep Dentistry Melbourne
Maintaining and improving the oral health of your kids with paediatric dentistry is important not only to prevent and treat problems, but also for developing healthy habits and proper oral hygiene for long-term healthy smiles.
Our Oral Health Therapists are specifically trained to treat kids under the age of 18. But we recognise that there is a lot more to paediatric dentistry than dealing with children’s teeth, we must respect the special needs of each individual child when undertaking any
As On-site Facilities offering dental treatments, Sleep Dentistry Melbourne clinics have the capacity develop comprehensive, individualised treatment plans, and positive experiences.
If you would like to get in contact with us you can make an appointment here or call us at 1300 255 600