Oral Care for Babies & Children
Through all the stages of their dental development, from baby bottle tooth decay, to brushing and flossing techniques, prevention strategies and regular dental appointments, we've got you covered!
Children have unique oral health needs.
The dental term 'caries control' refers to the treatment and prevention of dental decay, or cavities. For children, controlling decay is a crucial element to overall dental health, both now and as they grow up. That's why caries control is often our focus for our younger patients.
And that means lifelong oral health starts in childhood! Regular professional cleanings and check-ups are the keys to maintaining excellent dental healthin children as they grow.
Surdel Dental Centre provides various services to support your children's dental health, including:
- Regular checkups & cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Specialized advice for children's dental hygiene routines
These elements all contribute to the oral health of children as they grow up.
Oral Hygiene & Care for Young Children
The fight against tooth decay starts the moment your child's teeth begin to erupt. Babies' teeth need to be cleaned twice a day, just like adults' teeth, to keep them healthy and strong.
Regular cleaning are performed to remove bacteria and prevent sugar from becoming trapped in the tooth and gum area.
Even before your baby has teeth, you can get a head start use a clean, damp cloth to wipe their gums after feeding.
Water, instead of juice or milk, is the best choice if leave a bottle with your baby throughout the night. This will help minimize the exposure to decay-producing acids.
Brushing & Flossing
It's important to start cleaning your child's baby teeth as soon as they begin to erupt.
To brush your baby's teeth, apply a small dab of child-friendly toothpaste to an ultra-soft toothbrush, and brush the teeth and gums gently in a circular motion.
When all the baby teeth have erupted, you can begin flossing your child's teeth. Be sure to ask our staff about our special flossers for kids!
How often should children visit the dentist?
Children should have a professional check-up and cleaning every six months at least. Every patient is different, and certain children may require more frequent check-ups or cleanings.