Looking after your children’s teeth with our dental Coorparoo
Visiting our dental Coorparoo on a regular basis with your family is very important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Healthy teeth and gums are important for overall health and well-being at all stages of life. Young children need to visit our dental Coorparoo on a regular basis, as soon as their teeth start erupting, so that you can make sure that they are clean and healthy and free of any signs of cavities or tooth decay. Young children are likely to develop tooth decay due to many different reasons, including not being able to brush their teeth properly. Therefore children should always be supervised by an adult when brushing, as well as being restricted to the amount of sugar they consume in their food and drink, including, you may be surprised to learn, lactose in milk!
It is important that you teach your children that they need to brush their teeth at least twice a day from an early age so that the habit remains with them for the rest of their life. Until they are about seven years old, adults should brush the children’s teeth for them. Seven years and over they should be able to brush by themselves, but they should be overseen by an adult. You need to continue to bring your child to our dental Coorparoo when all of their teeth are erupting, especially when their baby teeth fall out and their adult teeth start erupting.
Here at Brisbane Laser Dentist we will take extra care of your children’s teeth, making sure that they are pristine, robust and free of any signs of cavities and tooth decay. Your children’s teeth can appear very crooked and wonky when they are erupting, however, as the jaw expands a certain amount of misalignment should disappear by itself. If necessary we will recommend orthodontic treatment when it is time to do so.
Orthodontic treatment is very important for a child’s dental health. It is highly recommended that orthodontic treatment is carried out as soon as a child has all their adult teeth. Some children can have orthodontic treatment earlier than that, even as early as six years old. We will guide the teeth into their correct positions to create a neatly aligned smile, which is not only attractive to look at, but also helps maintain healthy teeth and gums. A crooked smile can affect your child’s self-confidence and self-esteem for the rest of their life. It can be a cause of embarrassment, and although there are different types of braces available for adults, by undergoing orthodontic treatment when they are younger, your children can avoid having to undergo orthodontic treatment as an adult. Straighter teeth are less likely to develop cavities and tooth decay. Therefore by undergoing teeth straightening at an early age, they are able to enjoy good dental health at all times.
Laser dental treatment
Here at Brisbane Laser Dentist we are able to offer you laser dental treatment if your children are nervous or uncomfortable about visiting the dentist. Laser dental treatment allows us to clean your children’s teeth and carry out certain general dental treatments using highly precise lasers, which prevent any discomfort or need for anaesthetic. There is no bleeding or pain, and this means that your children can enjoy a pleasant and comfortable experience at the dentist, encouraging them to visit more often and to continue visiting us as an adult to maintain healthy teeth and gums for the rest of their lives. Book an appointment with our practice today to find out more.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.