At Total Smiles, we believe that children’s dentistry is one of the most important parts of what we do. We aim to support your child from their very first visit through the growth of their adult teeth and beyond. We provide a friendly and welcoming environment for kids to encourage them to enjoy their dental check-ups and understand the importance of maintaining great oral health.
Visiting the Dentist
It’s hard to predict when children’s teeth will begin to develop but you can expect the first tooth to erupt between 6 and 10 months, and when this happens it’s time for your child’s first check-up. After this initial appointment, your Liverpool family dentist will usually recommend coming in for a check-up every 6 months in order to monitor growth and development, and prevent any oral health issues.
At Home Care
Teaching your children to look after their own teeth is an investment in their future oral health. Around the age of two, kids can start learning how to brush their teeth by watching and practicing together with you and trying it out themselves under close supervision. The best way to look after your child’s oral health is to talk together as a family and with your paediatric dentist about why it’s important to look after teeth, and which foods can harm or benefit them.
Common Problems for Children
There are a number of oral health issues that commonly occur in young children but they are generally not serious and easily preventable. One of the most likely problems that your child may develop is tooth decay or cavities. If left untreated, cavities can cause painful infections and could impact on your child’s ability to speak and eat. It’s important to get regular check-ups to avoid this.
If your child has a habit of sucking their thumb, then this can cause a problem when the pressure on the front teeth pushes them out of alignment over time. If this is a concern, you should speak to your family dentist to assess whether it’s becoming a problem and how you can prevent it.
To book a children’s dental check up, call us now on 02 9822 2630 or visit our contact page for more ways to get in touch.