Set Your Child Up for a Lifetime of Healthy Habits at Lightsview Dental
At Lightsview Dental, we believe that good oral hygiene starts early. We offer a wide range of children’s dental services to protect growing teeth and educate kids on the importance of caring for their smile.
When Should Children’s Dental Care Start?
It’s never too early to start caring for your children’s teeth. Building positive oral hygiene habits from the beginning lays a solid foundation for continued care throughout your child’s adult life.
At Lightsview Dental, we recommend bringing your children in as soon as their first tooth emerges or at 12 months old. This can help us to assess the health of their gums, identify any potential problems, and familiarise your children with the dentist and dental practice setting.
By the age of 2, your child should have almost all of his or her primary teeth and visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleaning. Regular check-ups allow us to monitor teeth and jaw development and make minor repairs, such as fillings, or apply fluoride treatments to protect early teeth from damage.
What Children’s Dental Services Do We Provide?
We provide a wide range of children’s dental services that aim to gently protect and repair primary and permanent teeth. Some of our services include:
- Fluoride treatment
- Fissure sealants
- Sports mouth guard
How to Care for Your Child’s Teeth
Good habits start at home. You can care for your children’s teeth between dental visits by encouraging daily oral hygiene to reduce the risk of decay and cavities.
Brush your child’s teeth with a soft toothbrush twice a day and gently floss once per day. Children may need assistance brushing their teeth until age 7 when their motor skills fully develop. Use low fluoride toothpaste between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, after that, switch to regular toothpaste. Nurture healthy eating habits and minimise sugar and carbonated drinks.
Keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong with regular check-ups at Lightsview Dental. Call us now to schedule your child’s first appointment.