Did you know 50% of children under the age of 6 suffer from dental decay?
Dental care is important right from the start – even before teeth start appearing.
Babies normally start teething between three and nine months. Even before teeth start to erupt, you should regularly wipe your baby’s gums with a clean, damp cloth. This will help familiarise your child with having their mouth cleaned and eventually brushed. By the age of three, most children will have their full set of baby teeth.
Absolutely. Baby teeth act as natural space maintainers for adult teeth. Losing a baby tooth early could cause crowding problems later when adult teeth erupt.
Our dentists recommend booking an appointment when their first tooth erupts and definitely before their first birthday.
Baby teeth have a thinner layer of enamel, that means the progression of decay happens a lot faster. It’s important to practise good dental care right from the beginning – even before teeth start to appear.
Your child’s eating and drinking habits play an important role in preventing tooth decay. Our dentists recommend:
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