At Motcomb Street Dentist our motto is “Teeth For Life”, it is therefore vital to instil good oral health practices from a very young age.
We recommend bringing your child to see both Paul, our dentist, and one of our hygienist therapists from around the age two and a half. Visits to Paul should be scheduled every six months to allow him to monitor the development of your child’s teeth. During the appointment he will check the over all health of your child's mouth and look out for any decay in their teeth.
Visits to our hygienist therapists should be scheduled every 3 - 4 months. During the appointment their teeth will be polished, and if needed some scaling will be carried out. They will also be shown everyday, at home dental care techniques such as exactly how to brush their teeth, how much toothpaste to use and what toothbrush to use.
As we all know many people find a trip to the dentist worrying. It is vital that this is not the case for your child. A simple way to combat any future fears from developing is bringing your child with you when you come for your check ups and cleanings. Doing this means they can see what a visit to the dentist involves, most importantly that it is not scary!
This level of care should continue when your child’s adult teeth start to come through. It allows us to not only maintain the tooth health, but also track the way they are erupting, and if required consider a referral to an orthodontist to assess the need for braces.
A further preventative treatment is Fissure Sealants. They are coatings placed over the grooves on adult back teeth, usually when they first erupt. This is to protect and seal the teeth from tooth decay and is normally done from the age of 6-7 upwards.
To review, our four main recommendations are as follows:
A dental appointment every 6 - 12 months
A hygienist appointment every 3 - 4 months
Contact us today at Motcomb Street Dentist to start your child’s dental health journey!