When should I bring my child to Elite Dental Adelaide?
The earlier you can bring your child into the dental environment, the better. We aim to make these visits as enjoyable as possible, while allowing them grow comfortable with the sounds, smells and other things they’ll encounter on a trip to the dentist.
If you bring them in 6 months after their first milk tooth (‘baby tooth’) erupts, we can assess their overall oral health, look at the health of the first teeth that are appearing, and give you some tips on how you can best care for their milk teeth.
Are milk teeth really important?
Yes! Your child’s milk teeth are very important as they are placeholders for their future adult teeth. Milk teeth also help your child’s jaw get used to having teeth, they help them to chew properly, and they also help them to develop speech.
What are some simple ways to protect your child’s milk teeth?
Dental decay poses the greatest risk to children’s teeth, and although they eventually lose their milk teeth, these have an important impact on their future oral health.
Dental decay in children can be prevented by teaching your child good oral hygiene practices. Begin by brushing regularly (even if there’s only 1 to 2 teeth!), with a small amount of toothpaste.
Elite Dental Adelaide can also help with fluoride treatments and fissure sealants as preventative measures to protect your child’s teeth.
If you’d like to book your little one in for an appointment with Elite Dental Adelaide, please contact us today: