Helping Your Child Care for Their Teeth to Prevent Cavities

Dentist Blog

Every parent wants their children to have healthy teeth. However, it is not uncommon to find that some parents will overlook paediatric dental care and maintenance. They assume that since the baby teeth will eventually fall out, their children do not need an extensive dental plan. The reality is that children's teeth are more susceptible to decay and damage since they are not equipped to take good care of their own teeth. Therefore, it would be prudent to seek some dental procedures that would function to enhance the health of your child's teeth. Below are some of the different dental treatments that your child may require.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is an active ingredient that functions toward the prevention of tooth decay. Since fluoride is typically incorporated into toothpaste, not many parents would consider having to take their child for additional fluoride treatments. However, children tend to be susceptible to tooth decay, especially if they have a sweet tooth.

Without sufficient fluoride, bacteria begin to breed on your child's teeth, and this leads to premature decay. By opting for fluoride treatments, you are taking measures to strengthen your child's teeth, which decreases the chances of them developing decay. Moreover, regular fluoride treatments, even when their permanent teeth come in, will promote good dental health for your child in the future.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants refer to thin layers of plastic that are bonded directly onto your child's teeth. Despite being made from plastic, the layers are extremely thin, which ensures that they are barely discernible. As your child's teeth are developing, you will find it is quite difficult to reach the tiny grooves in their teeth to eliminate the debris accumulating in there. Leaving this debris in place promotes the development of bacteria, and your child could develop premature cavities in their teeth. To counter this, dentists put dental sealants in place to protect these tiny grooves from being exposed to food particles, which in turn will ensure that your child's teeth stay in good health.

Dental Crowns

Despite your efforts at keeping your child's teeth healthy, it does not guarantee that they will not acquire damage in some form or another. If your child's tooth has started decaying, has cracked or has some other form of damage, you may consider a dental crown. Dental crowns do not simply function to enhance the aesthetics of the damaged tooth. They also reinforce the weakened tooth, thus preventing it from acquiring further damage.


4 December 2018

Travel With An Australian Dentist:  The Best In The World

Miranda Raff here. My brother is a stressed-out dental student, so I'm starting this blog on his behalf. I work in a travel agency and my brother is mortified by the number of dental tourism stories I bring home. I book short holidays for people who seem as though they are going to enjoy some relaxation in an exotic country, only to learn that they plan to have cheap dental procedures. Whilst there are good dentists in developing countries, according to my brother, the complex procedures these people plan to have simply can't be finished in such a limited time. This blog is an attempt to inform you about the high skill levels and advanced technology found in Australian dental surgeries. New techniques are being developed every year and Australian dentists are at the forefront of offering these solutions. I really hope this blog helps you to appreciate our dentists.