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Dental Care for Children

Preventive dentistry and mouth hygiene

We strongly believe that prevention is better than cure so that we always encourage our patients to adopt this attitude, starting from a very early age. Educating children of the needs to look after oral health from a youthful age helps to ensure problems are avoided or dealt with before they have a chance to worsen. We understand how uncomfortable it can be for children to visit the dentist, so we do whatever we can to provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Early positive experience prevents fear of the dentist as an adult.

Dental Care for Children concentrates on preventive dentistry, which is the modern way of helping to keep a healthy mouth. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. This includes proper home care, including brushing and cleaning between the teeth, use of fluoride toothpaste, proper diet, regular dental maintenance and continuing care appointments. Fissure sealants (reshaping of deep grooves) and special fluoride treatment, gels and rinses may also be part of a preventive program. Also, athletic mouth guards to prevent sports trauma and night guards to prevent wear and breakage of teeth from grinding of the teeth are certainly an important part of preventive care.