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When caring for your child’s oral health, it is important to start at a young age. Typically, we recommend dental care from the eruption of the first baby tooth at 6 months old. At this early age, the parents have to make sure they clean their infant’s teeth daily in order to help your child develop a brushing habit. It's important to know that the earlier you start the easier it is to form a habit to set in.
Your little one’s teeth will develop in 3 different stages.
Deciduous dentition; starts from approximately 6 months of age to 6 years of age. At this stage your child will develop baby teeth.
Mixed dentition stage develops from 6 years to approximately 13 years. At this point, children have a combination of permanent and baby teeth.
The final stage is known as permanent dentition which takes place from the ages of 13 and up.
The main purpose of children dentistry is to prevent any Dental disease (teeth, gums and bone) or treat any issues that may occur at early stage.
Prevention starts by cleaning, regular checkups, fluoride application, pits and fissure sealants and hygiene education. By utilizing these preventive methods, we can maintain and promote your child’s oral health, as well as help your child understand the importance of home 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 eliminates potential problems which may arise in the future.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.