Scarborough Kids Dentist & Children's Dentistry
When looking after your child’s dental health, it is important to start at an extremely early age. Usually, we suggest dental care from the eruption of the first baby tooth at 6 months of age. At this early age, the parents should ensure they are brushing their child's teeth daily in order to enable your toddler to establish a brushing habit. It's important to be aware that the earlier you start the simpler it is to form a habit.
Your child's teeth will develop in 3 different phases. Deciduous dentition, which usually starts from 6 months of age to 6 years of age. At this point your child will develop baby teeth. Mixed dentition stage grows from 6 years to approximately 13 years. At this time, kids have a combination of permanent and baby teeth. The final stage is known as permanent dentition that takes place from the ages of 13 or older.
Prevention starts by cleaning, regular checkups, fluoride application, pits and fissure sealing and hygiene education. By making use of these prevention techniques, we are able to maintain and promote your child’s dental health, as well as help your child understand the best techniques for dental care.
Making certain the permanent teeth have enough space to erupt and keeping an eye on the right eruption sequence of teeth is very important as this helps eliminate potential problems which may arise in the future.
To learn more about Children's Dentistry, click on the video below.