What Do You Need to Know About Children’s Teeth?

Follow these easy hints for looking after your children’s teeth, which will help to prevent tooth decay and other common dental problems.

  1. Keep brushing your kid’s teeth until they are age eight because up until this age they lack the dexterity to brush their teeth properly.
  2. As soon as they are able, encourage your child to spit out excess toothpaste but not rinse. This ensures a thin layer of toothpaste will remain on their teeth, providing extra protection.
  3. After your child is age six, they can begin to use adult toothpaste. If you want any advice about which type of toothpaste to use, then please ask.
  4. Whenever your child has something sugary or very acidic, encourage them to rinse their mouth with water, which will help to minimise the damage to their teeth.
  5. Ideally, make sure your child eats any sugary foods as part of a main meal because this reduces the damage to their teeth.

We recommend protecting children’s newly erupted adult back teeth with fissure sealants. These teeth are more at risk of developing tooth decay because they are tricky to clean. Fissure sealants protect and seal these teeth, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface. Ask us for more details at your child’s next checkup with New Age Dental.

May, 21, 2018