Children’s teeth begin forming before birth. As early as four months, the first primary, or baby teeth, 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. 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.Our recommendation: Tooth mouse.
Consider dental sealants. Dental sealants to provide a further layer of protection against cavities. They’re made of plastic and are bonded to the teeth by the dental team.
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.
Our Dentists at Airport Dental aim to prevent dental disease rather than treat it at a later date.
Fluoride applications and fissure sealants (tooth coloured sealants) are applied to biting surfaces of children's teeth to prevent decay.
We are committed to ensure that children we see receive the best advice and treatment. In many parts of the world now, early treatment is often considered the most appropriate and so we are keen that parents should receive the appropriate advice at the right time in their child’s development.