Proper oral hygiene and frequent check-ups by a dentist are an important part of every child’s overall health and well-being. Good oral hygiene is crucial for proper speech and nutrition and can also improve self-esteem drastically. Poor oral hygiene, on the other hand, can cause many dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease among others.
At Hermes London Dental Clinic, we believe that children who are comfortable at the dentist from an early age, will lead to a lifetime of good oral care habits. This is why we urge parents to bring their children when they are very young.Early dental visits help prevent cavities and tooth decay, while our dentist in Victoria will also be able to determine whether your child is likely to develop misaligned teeth.
Victoria dental services for children
Did you know that young children are more prone to cavities and tooth decay than adults? This is because bacteria within the mouth begin to eat away the sensitive enamel of the primary teeth. Inadequate dental care, too much sugar and not brushing your child’s teeth enough,can accelerate this process considerably.
Your dentist in Victoria will probably recommend a sealant, a plastic resin material that bonds to the tooth’s chewing surfaces. Sealants are usually placed on the first permanent molars, preventing harmful bacteria from getting into the grooves and pits of the teeth.
At the same time, fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to protect your child’s teeth from evolving decay. Fluoride is found in small concentrations in toothpaste and drinking water, but it is hardly sufficient for protecting your children’s teeth. Your Victoria dentist will mineralise your child’s teeth by painting a layer of fluoride on them. This way the teeth will remain resistant to decay for longer.
Dental care at home
What your child eats is also important for healthy teeth and gums. A balanced diet is important for long-term dental and overall health. Oral hygiene starts at home and children who learn how to brush and floss their teeth from an early age will generally have healthier and stronger teeth. Frequent dental visits will ensure your child’s continuing oral health and happiness.