The importance of good oral hygiene in children to have happy smiles for life


To enjoy healthy teeth and gums as an adult it is important to make sure that you have a good dental hygiene routine in place from an early age. Here at Brisbane Laser Dentist we are passionate about encouraging good oral health in young children to help promote healthy teeth and gums for life. It is important that you bring your children to visit our Coorparoo family dental on a regular basis, at least every six months, more often where necessary, to make sure that their teeth are clean and healthy. This is to remove any excess plaque which may have built up on their teeth as a result of hurried or ineffective brushing, and to make sure that when milk teeth are falling out that their adult teeth are coming along nicely. By making sure children visit our dentist frequently, we can help educate them on the importance of looking after their teeth from an early age.  We can teach them good brushing techniques and also treat any dental issues quickly.

When a child or a teenager has got their full set of adult teeth it is common to find that there are often misalignment issues of the teeth, they may be crooked or wonky or they might present with bite disorders, such as overbite, underbite or crossbite which, if not addressed at an early age, can affect their oral health and cause serious complications in the future.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your child’s teeth or your dentist here at our practice recommends that the alignment of your child’s teeth requires addressing or they diagnose a bite disorder, then rest assured that this is the perfect time to address such problems easily and more conveniently than perhaps if your child decides to rectify these issues later on in life. Speak to our Coorparoo family dental to find out about orthodontics and how orthodontic treatment at an early age can not only help improve the appearance of their smile, but also promote better oral health.

Orthodontics for beautiful and healthier smiles

Conventional orthodontic treatment using a metal dental brace is a proven way of straightening teeth in children and teenagers at a Coorparoo family dental. This consists of attaching metal brackets to the surfaces of the teeth, which are connected using metal wires that are adjusted and tightened accordingly throughout the treatment process, to place continual pressure on the teeth and move them into the desired positions. This method of orthodontic treatment may take several months, ranging from 6 months to 18 months depending on the extent of movement necessary to help create a perfect smile. This varies from patient to patient, however, once achieved, a neatly aligned smile is easier to maintain and keep clean with effective brushing, because the surfaces of all the teeth are exposed and there are no more hard-to-reach areas in which plaque and tartar may build up to cause dental complications. Orthodontic dental treatment has good longevity and with the use of a retainer on the advice of our dentist, and a high standard of dental hygiene, can help your child enjoy a beautiful smile for life.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.