When caring for your child’s dental health, it is essential to start at an extremely young age. Usually, we recommend dental care from the eruption of the first baby tooth at 6 months old. At this early age, the parents should ensure they're brushing their child's teeth daily in an effort to help your little one to establish a brushing habit. We advise that the sooner you start the easier it is to form a routine.
Your little one’s teeth will develop in 3 different stages. Deciduous dentition, which starts from 6 months of age to 6 years of age. At this stage your little one will develop baby teeth. Mixed dentition stage grows from 6 years to roughly 13 years. At this stage, kids have a combination of permanent and baby teeth. The final phase is known as permanent dentition which takes place from the ages of 13 or older.
Prevention starts by cleaning, regular checkups, fluoride application, pits and fissure sealing and hygiene education. By employing these prevention approaches, we are able to maintain and promote your child’s oral health, as well as help your child understand the best methods of dental care.
Making certain the permanent teeth have enough space to erupt and keeping an eye on the right eruption sequence of teeth is very important as this helps eliminate potential problems which may arise in the future.