When caring for your child’s dental health, it is important to get started at a very early age. Generally, we advise dental care from the eruption of the very first baby tooth at 6 months old. At this young age, the parents should ensure they are brushing their child's teeth daily in order to enable your toddler to establish a brushing routine. It's important to know that the earlier you begin the simpler it is to form a routine.
Your little one’s teeth will develop in 3 distinct stages. Deciduous dentition, which usually starts from 6 months of age to 6 years of age. At this stage your child will develop baby teeth. Mixed dentition phase develops from 6 years to roughly 13 years. At this stage, children have a combination of permanent and baby teeth. The last stage is referred to as permanent dentition that takes place from the ages of 13 or older.
Prevention starts by cleaning, regular examinations, fluoride application, pits and fissure sealing and hygiene education. By making use of these prevention approaches, we are able to maintain and promote your child’s oral health, as well as help your child understand the best methods of 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.