At Home Care
It’s important to teach our children the value of keeping their teeth and gums happy and healthy, and the staff here at Redfern Dentistry are passionate about educating our youngest patients on proper and easy oral care methods that they can do every day at home.
Around age two, children can begin to learn how to brush their own teeth, with watching and practicing in groups a great way to develop the skill quickly. It’s also important that they understand which foods can hurt their teeth, and what can happen if they don’t take proper care of their smile.
Common Problems for Children
Children can develop a number of common oral health issues, with the majority of them being relatively minor and easily preventable. One of the most frequent oral health issues found in children is tooth decay and cavities, which can cause painful infections if left untreated. A regular visit to your dentist is a simple and straightforward way to avoid this.
Children who suck their thumb can also be causing damage to the alignment of their front teeth, which can lead to issues over time. Speak to your dentist to see if it might be an issue for your child, and learn how it can be prevented.