Children

Children Dentistry

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.

  • Studies have shown that the younger your child is when attending their first dental appointment, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and to grow up unafraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel listened to and cared for.

  • Treating a child from a young age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most dental problems, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved.

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.

Benefits of Child Dentistry

  • Helps with the development of healthy teeth and gums.

  • Reduces the risk of developing tooth decay and reduces need for fillings.

  • Helps reduce fears or phobias of the dentist by becoming accustomed to visiting the dentist at an early age.

Prevention is always better than cure, so call the practice today to make an appointment for your child.