|At Ocean Dental we care for your child. All our dentists are absolutely child friendly. Your childs visit to the dentist should be as happy and stress free as possible, so we offer a number of services such as kid’s movies, music and toys. Our child friendly dentists are happy to help you learn more about what you can do to prevent decay for your child. The best time to take a child for their first dental visit is as soon as they get their first few teeth. This makes children feel comfortable in the dentist chair and prepares them for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. Remember, leaving a childs first visit until they are in pain will create a negative impression of the dentist for your child. We would love to see your family at our clinic. Children should start to visit the dental practice as young as possible, so bring them along with you to your check-ups. They may be too young for an examination but the visits help to familiarise them with the surroundings, the smells, noise and most important they meet the dentist. The examinations will be informal to start, a quick look using a dental mirror. Counting the teeth and looking for signs of decay. As the childs confidence grows your dentist will carry out a more thorough examination.
How to take care of your child’s teeth
Oral hygiene starts as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts through the gum, this is around six months of age.
If your child is prone to tooth decay in their baby teeth your dentist may recommend fluoride treatment as this helps to strengthen the tooth surface. Then as the adult teeth erupt through the gum, it may be advised that a protective layer is painted onto the tooths biting surface, which is called ‘Fissure Sealants’
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