Dental Care for Children
At Skene Street Dental Practice Aberdeen, our qualified dental therapists will address most aspects of your child’s dental health in a caring, comfortable and anxious-free environment. We believe at Skene Street Dental that prevention is better than cure and the therapist will spend time with you and your child discussing diet, effective toothbrushing and fluoride tips. All these aspects will help to prevent any future tooth decay and will help ensure strong and healthy teeth for your children.
We endeavour to provide a positive experience for all our dental patients and aim to establish a sound and trusting relationship between dentist and patient. Should your child be anxious about dental treatment the dental therapist will spend time with them explaining details and acclimatizing them to the surgery and dental treatments – we always do our utmost to make sure all patients are as comfortable as possible.
Dental Health Tips for Children
A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids’ teeth decay-free:
- Start to brush your baby’s gums with a soft toothbrush at bath time, or even let your baby have a go themselves as long as you supervise them. This establishes brushing their teeth as part of the washing routine.
- Start brushing your baby’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through (usually at around six months, but it can be earlier or later). It’s important to use a fluoride paste as this helps prevent and control tooth decay.
- Brush your child’s teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, once just before bedtime and at least one other time during the day. Encourage them to spit out excess toothpaste but not to rinse with lots of water.
- Supervise tooth brushing until your child is seven or eight years old, either by brushing their teeth yourself or, if they brush their own teeth, by watching how they do it. From the age of seven or eight they should be able to brush their own teeth, but it’s still a good idea to watch them now and again to make sure they brush properly and for the whole two minutes.