“Prevention is better than the cure” is a saying that rings true, especially in relation to common dental problems.
Caring for your children’s teeth starts from day one. Take them for regular dental visits to Fenton Dental, a children’s dentist in Mooloolaba, who knows how to teach kids proper brushing techniques. This is the ideal way to give your child the best start to a healthy, happy smile.
At Fenton Dental, we encourage you to take your child to the dentist as soon as they start developing teeth.
Acquainting Your Child with Their Dentist
Are you one of the many grown-ups who hates going to the dentist? The reasons vary but, in many cases, this hesitance often stems from not knowing at a young age, the importance of dental care and maintenance, including regular visits to a dentist who is good with children.
As a parent, you’re in a great position to help your child understand the importance of caring for their teeth and their dentist’s role in helping them with that. It helps too if they can also understand the nature of their coming adult teeth in light of the temporary nature of their baby teeth.
Your child’s first set of teeth forms the basis for their function and shapes their smile. It also establishes the foundation for their eating and speaking habits.
Causes of Tooth Decay in Children
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental issues seen at children’s dentists in Mooloolaba.
Children are more susceptible to tooth decay since the enamel in temporary teeth is much softer than permanent teeth.
It would be wrong to assume that, considering their temporary nature, tooth decay in children’s teeth is no big deal. On the contrary, dental caries can significantly impact the future of your child’s smile and jaw development.
Here are some common causes of childhood dental cavities and how to prevent them:
- Regularly feeding child sugary and starchy foods, such as desserts, candies, and sugary drinks
- Acidic foods such as fruit or fruit juices
- Not properly cleaning your child’s teeth after feeding
Children’s Dentists in Mooloolaba
Our team of dentists and oral care experts will work closely with you to ensure your children’s dental health is sound and properly maintained. Regular dental visits, combined with the correct dental care techniques, is a plan that yields consistently good results.