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Children Dentistry

During the "growth" phase of a child, special approaches are needed to guide the dental growth and development in order to avoid future dental problems.

Milk teeth are as important as the permanent ones Managing children on the dental chair is a specialized task which involves scientifically proven techniques.

This is done through special behaviour management techniques which involve motivating the child and eliminating unreasonable fear of the dentistâl chair.

How do I help my children care for their teeth and prevent cavities?

Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in his or her health that will pay lifelong dividends. You can start by setting an example; taking good care of your own teeth sends a message that oral health is something to be valued. And anything that makes taking care of teeth fun, like brushing along with your child or letting them choose their own toothbrush, encourages proper oral care.

What are dental sealants (Pit and Fissure Sealants) and how do I know if my child needs them?

A dental sealant creates a highly-effective barrier against decay. Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of a child's permanent back teeth, where most cavities form. Applying a sealant is not painful and can be performed in one dental visit. Your dentist can tell you whether your child might benefit from a dental sealant. more...

What is fluoride and how do I know if my child is getting the right amount?

Fluoride is one of the best ways to help prevent against tooth decay. A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride combines with the tooth's enamel to strengthen it. In many municipal water supplies, the right amount of fluoride is added for proper tooth development. To find out whether your water contains fluoride, and how much, call your local water district. If your water supply does not contain any (or enough) fluoride, your child's pediatrician or dentist may suggest using fluoride drops or a mouth rinse in addition to a fluoride toothpaste.