Renmore Dental is a family practice and we are delighted to provide dental care for children. Early prevention in a relaxed friendly environment is key to a healthy smile.
Children have 20 primary teeth, also known as baby teeth or milk teeth. These start to erupt at around 6 months. These will be replaced by adult teeth from the age of 6 onwards.
Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits early can lead to a lifelong healthy smile. It is recommended that children go to the dentist with their parents from an early age. This will help them get used to the noises, smells and the surroundings and prepare them for future visits. At Renmore Dental, we invite you to bring toddlers under 4 years-old, during your own appointment, for a free check-up.
Good oral hygiene routines should be established as early as infancy and be continued throughout life. When the baby's teeth start to erupt, brush them gently with a soft bristled brush. Children between 2 and 7 years should have supervised brushing for 2 minutes, using a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste, ensuring they spit it out and not swallow the toothpaste. Don't rinse the mouth after brushing as it washes away the beneficial effect of fluoride in toothpastes.
Avoid snacking on sugary foods between meals. This includes fruit juices which have high sugar content.
Fissure sealants are coatings applied to back adult teeth to help protect them from decay. These can be placed in children from seven years of age.