It’s not uncommon for kids to feel intimated or even scared of the dentist, but rest assured that when you visit Suncoastdental, we’ll do everything in our power to accommodate your child. Servicing families of Maroochydore and surrounds, our team is passionate in helping every child grow up with healthy oral hygiene habits, ensuring they have a fun and relaxing time at our clinic.
Our team of licensed dentists and oral hygienists love working with children and use tried and tested, child friendly dental techniques to assist our young patients. We are committed to reducing the stress, anxiety and pain associated with dental treatments as much as possible, as well as teaching both kids and parents on how to best encourage healthy teeth cleaning habits. Afterall, we believe a smile should last a lifetime! If it’s time to book in a dental check for your little one, get in touch with Suncoastdental in Maroochydore today.
Proper dental care is vital for adults, but good hygiene habits need to begin while we’re young. Tooth decay in children is a growing issue, with children aged 5 to 10 having an average of one and a half decayed, missing or filled baby teeth. From the moment they start teething, sticking to a regular cleaning schedule is key to preventing further dental issues as they grow older. Doing so, your child can avoid fillings or other dental restoration work. It will also ensure that there are no crowding problems when adult teeth come through later on.
Most babies begin teething at 3 months old, with their first tooth usually appearing between 6 to 9 months of age. We recommend parents to clean baby teeth by using a soft cloth or toothbrush and begin using a low-fluoride toothpaste at 18 months old. Still have more questions? Our dentists or oral hygienists can offer more tailored help to assist you!
As soon as your baby’s teeth begin to appear, you should arrange a dentist visit to ensure the teeth are developing as they should. From there, we recommend brushing their teeth at least twice a day, using small circular motions. It’s important that you encourage them to stick to this routine and provide plenty of praise! Make sure to replace their toothbrush or brush head every 3 months and encourage regular flossing once they are older. Limiting unhealthy foods such as soft drinks and lollies will also prevent tooth decay and help your child avoid unnecessary pain.
It’s vital to regularly visit the dentist to ensure your child’s tooth is growing without troubles. We also advise parents to never use the dentist as a threat and our team will make sure to always provide your child with a positive experience. If you begin to notice any misalignment of the teeth or jaw, book an appointment with us immediately. If your child complains of any pain, or if you notice swollen gums and loose teeth, get in touch with our team straight away. We’ll schedule a time as soon as possible and advise on what treatment is required.