There is a lot to be said about joining a dental surgery with your entire family.
If you are a parent and have children, it allows you to book them in for check-ups in succession, so they will all be seen on the same day, saving you time and money.
But in the world of modern-day cosmetic dental care, many people push standard dental care to the back, especially when it relates to children, which can cause a range of issues in the long term. Thus, if you are a parent, it is important to seek out a dental team that specialises in the care of children.
At Brisbane General and Laser Dentists, our Coorparoo family dental team are always happy to meet with parents to discuss the dental health of their children, toddlers or even babies, while also ensuring that parental teeth are kept in top-notch condition too!
So, going back to child-based dentistry for a moment, why is it so important to find a family dentist in Coorparoo team to oversee your children’s care? Read on to find out!
Baby teeth begin erupting at around 6 months and should fall out naturally by the time your child is between 10-11 years old, provided that they don’t have to be extracted.
Thus, many people see them as unimportant, as they are only temporary, but our Coorparoo family dental team will always aim to keep baby teeth in the mouth when possible, as they not only help with speech and bite. Indeed, if baby teeth are removed too early, the markers for the adult teeth to erupt are removed, too, meaning that the adult teeth may come through too early and at a crooked angle.
It is never fun for the child or the parent to be told that braces are needed. But, it is important to have such orthodontic issues identified as early as possible, so that the treatment can be started and the effects will be minimal. Orthodontic issues that are not treated in childhood can be costly and uncomfortable and heighten the chances of decay and gum disease developing.
If you or your partner are pregnant, congratulations, but prenatal dental care will be needed to ensure that all goes well. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of tooth erosion, gum disease (known as pregnancy gingivitis), tooth decay and even pregnancy granulomas. There is also the risk that due to hormonal fluctuations and calcium being removed from the bones that the teeth will become more brittle. Our team can help with all of these issues, ensuring that mother and baby are healthy.
As mentioned before, we will always aim to keep children’s teeth in their mouths when we can. So, this may involve fluoride sealants being placed on your children’s teeth, fillings or crowns in severe cases. This will help to keep those markers in place and will keep your child’s mouth healthy.
We know that there are few children who relish the idea of a dental appointment. So, our child-based dental team will aim to make every visit to see us as fun and as informative as possible so your children are less likely to develop dental phobias.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.