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4 Rogers Street
Spring Hill, QLD, 4000
Australia

+61 7 3391 2504

Brisbane Dentist - excellence in general and aesthetic dentistry with Drs Amy Daley, Leila Haywood, UQ graduates with 20 years of experience in Spring Hill, Brisbane

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What preventive care do I need to provide for my child?

Preventive care in dentistry is necessary for a healthy life, not just a healthy smile, and is a part of giving your child the start that is needed for the best life possible. 

What preventive care do I need to provide for my child?

Children’s teeth begin forming before birth. As early as four months the first primary or baby teeth can erupt through the gums. All 20 of the primary teeth usually appear by age three, although their pace and order of eruption varies.

Permanent teeth begin appearing around age six. This process will continue until approximately age 21, depending on whether wisdom teeth are present.

 

To help ensure oral health and a lifetime of good oral care habits follow these key preventive measures:

  • Limit sugar intake to help prevent tooth decay.
  • Make sure children get enough fluoride, either through drinking water or as a treatment at the dentist’s office to strengthen tooth enamel and resist decay. 
  • Consider dental sealants to provide a further layer of protection against cavities. They are made of an advanced plastic and are bonded to the teeth by a dental professional.
  • Teach kids to brush and floss regularly and properly. Try creating ways to make brushing and flossing fun for your child in order to encourage a good oral health routine. Sometimes we ask children to brush their teeth to their favourite song, to ensure that they are brushing for around two minutes.