Parents find caring and gentle dentistry services for children at Oakville dental practice
A top priority for parents can be finding the right dentist for their children. Burloak Centre Dentistry in Oakville understands the importance of taking care of oral health and preventive care for patients of all ages. We the take time to educate parents and children about properly caring for their child's mouth, teeth, and gums. It is critical to understand how to care for your child's oral health at an early age and begin introducing healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Caring for young smiles
White spots on the teeth are a sign of dental caries among babies. Therefore, wiping the baby's mouth with a moist washcloth after bottle feeding or nursing is important. Parents should pay special attention to what they give the baby to eat and drink. For example, avoid giving a baby juice before 6 months old. To protect the baby's oral as well as overall health, it is recommended to avoid the sharing of utensils and food as bacteria can be transferred from your mouth to the baby or toddler.
When the first tooth erupts, brush it with a soft bristle toothbrush. At this time, the first dental visit for a child is recommended. Parents can help make the first dental appointment a positive experience by explaining the teeth will be "counted" and "pictures may be taken" of the mouth. This can make the experience more enjoyable for the child.
After the first dental appointment, it is recommended to schedule check-ups at least every six months. This can ensure early detection of any issues before they arise. In addition, our team tailors the treatment plan to the individual needs of the child and also discusses preventive care to ensure optimal oral health. This includes avoiding soda and candy, regardless of the child's age.
Taking care of children
With regular dental check-ups and excellent oral hygiene habits, you can place children on a path towards healthy smiles for the rest of their lives. Burloak Centre Dentistry welcomes you into our dental family. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists by calling 905.581.4436.