Children's Dentistry

children's dentistry

It’s easy to forget that children’s dentistry is just as important as adult dentistry. Caring for your teeth from a young age is absolutely crucial if you’re looking to avoid dental problems in the future. Strong teeth in childhood create a solid foundation for strong teeth in adulthood.
As soon as your child grows their first milk teeth, plaque can start to form. It’s essential that keep plaque at bay by maintaining your child’s oral hygiene. This involves brushing their teeth twice a day and restricting their sugar intake to a healthy minimum.

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD FIRST VISIT THE DENTIST?

Teeth typically start forming in a child’s mouth at around six months old. Here at Surbiton Smiles, we think it is important to familiarise your child with the dentist as young as possible so that they feel comfortable in the environment. It’s not uncommon for children to have an irrational fear of the dentist, and this can be avoided through early exposure. Attending the dentist from such a young age will also help to instil in your child the importance of oral hygiene. We therefore recommend bringing in your child when their first milk teeth start to develop.

children's dentistry

DO YOU OFFER children's dentistry ADVICE FOR TODDLERS?

children's dentistry

Here at Surbiton Smiles, our team is highly versed in treating patients of all ages, including toddlers. We will always be happy to offer advice for you and your young ones on the importance of oral hygiene and how to go about caring for their teeth. We can teach them how to use essential dental tools and provide dietary guidance on what they should be eating for the healthiest smile possible.

WHAT MORE CAN I DO TO PROTECT MY CHILD'S TEETH?

There are many ways you can help further protect your child’s teeth. We suggest that we apply a fissure sealant to your child’s permanent teeth around the age of six or seven. This sealant is highly beneficial to the stability of your child’s teeth, as it can prevent bacteria buildup.
This transparent synthetic layer can also aid in stopping tooth decay. It will help restore enamel and ensure your child’s teeth are more resistant to corrosion.

Contact the Surbiton Smiles team today to learn more about our children’s dentistry services!

children's dentistry

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