It can be easy to think that your child does not need to see a dentist if they don’t have any problems with their teeth. But nothing could be further from the truth. It’s vital not only to protect your child’s baby and adult teeth but also to get them into the best dental habits which will stick with them into adulthood. Children’s dentistry focuses on treating children from birth until adolescence.
Dentistry for children focuses very much on prevention rather than treating problems as they occur. Many people can develop a phobia of visiting the dentist, particularly if they don’t have regular check-ups as a child so they can come to understand that this is simply a part of their routine healthcare. Our dentists understand that children can be worried about visiting a dental practice. That’s why they are equipped with the skills to relax uneasy children during family dentistry check-ups and treatment.
The best time to visit your dentist for the first time is when their first tooth has erupted – usually no later than around the age of one or two. If you can also bring your child with you to your own dental check-ups, they will soon see there is nothing to be worried about. Regular visits to the dentist can acclimatise your child to our dental team as well as the sights, smells and sounds of the practice.
Because your dentist will focus on preventing any tooth problems for your child, it is likely that most of your family dental care visits will be routine check-ups, which may involve taking scans or X-rays of the teeth and jaw as well as cleaning and polishing. Ace Dental also offers the following dental treatments for your children.
We recommend that your child has regular six-monthly appointments so our team can monitor their dental health and oral development.
Even before your child’s first tooth erupts, you should take care of their gums by using a clean washcloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush and water. Once their first teeth emerge, you can start to use a tiny drop of fluoride toothpaste to brush their teeth twice daily. Regular brushing will help to support the dental care for kids offered by your dentist.
If your child has a severe toothache, a broken, chipped or fractured tooth, or any other dental issue which is causing them pain or stress, it can be considered as a dental emergency. Contact us immediately. We are here to help if your child’s dental health is at risk.