As dental professionals we believe in preventative dental care and encourage everyone to take their children to the Dentist from an early age. Following dental advice for children’s teeth is essential to avoid dental emergencies in childhood through to older ages.
Looking after children’s teeth
Regular check-ups from a young age will ensure children won’t suffer from untreated dental decay with devastating effects to their growing dentition. There are also a number of preventative treatments that the Dental team can provide for children.
Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your growing child’s teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the child’s teeth and this helps to mineralise the teeth. Fissure sealants are tooth coloured and applied to biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay.
Studies have shown that the younger the age that you take your child to a Dentist, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist.
Treating a child from an early age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most things, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved.
When to book an emergency dental appointment for your children’s teeth
Knowing, as we do, how unpleasant toothache is for adults, that experience is magnified for a child and any parent whose child has been up all night in pain will appreciate this. At The 247 Dentist we can treat the toothache as a matter of urgency, can identify any problems yet to become painful, and can even help to register the child with a dentist for regular dental care.
Give us a call to book you emergency dental appointment, or make the most of our virtual dentist service and book an online dental consultation for you or your children!