At Saving Smiles, we know how important dental care is for young children from the moment they get their first milk tooth.
We treat generations of families and we’re known for making the children feel at ease and phobia free. We believe the dentist should be a welcoming and comfortable place for you and your child to visit.
Dental care, including essential visits to the dentist, should begin at the age of 2. Your child’s dental and oral health influences their overall health. Even if your child has a single tooth, it is important to introduce a good dental routine and organise 6 monthly check-ups in order to guarantee your child a good start.
Your child will usually start to get their milk teeth at around six months old. We recommend that you schedule your child’s first dental examination when they reach the age of two, and following this, between every three and twelve months. Plaque can start to form on young teeth as soon as they emerge, and it’s important to implement a good oral health routine early – starting with that first tooth.
We are committed and here to support you at every stage of your child’s development.
At Saving Smiles, our experienced dentists will provide a thorough examination of your child’s teeth, remove any plaque build-up, and talk to them about their dental hygiene.
Help your child to keep a healthy smile by:
• Reducing sugary snacks and drinks.
• Using a fluoride toothpaste.
• Visiting the dentist on a regular basis.
• Implementing a positive dental routine; brush well, twice a day.
Sugar is the primary cause of tooth decay in children. Often fruit juices aimed at children have more sugar than a can of Coke. We know that sugar is enemy number one in terms of teeth, but children love a sugary snack or drink.
A glass of milk or fresh water is always better for their teeth than a fizzy drink or high-sugar fruit juice, but you can also help reduce the effect of a sugary drink by encouraging your child to use a straw.
Prevention is always better than a cure, and regular check ups at Saving Smiles for your child are invaluable for halting tooth decay and gum disease, maintaining a bright smile into adulthood.