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Your child’s teeth play an important role in how your child eats and how her jaw and face grow, and will eventually influence how she speaks. Most importantly, these little teeth pave the way for adult teeth, acting not just as space savers, but also maintaining optimal gum health in preparation for the teeth she’ll hopefully have for the rest of her life.What’s the best way to protect your little one’s teeth?
The first visit is usually just a confidence building trip, just to get into the routine and habit of coming to the dentist.Usually the dentist will ask for the child to sit in the chair, (on mummy’s lap is fine) and just count the teeth and look for any obvious problems.There may well follow a conversation about how best to brush and look after your little one’s teeth. At Tonbridge Dental Centre we operate a reward system and all children get a sticker or some sort of toy to show they’ve been a great patient.
Bottles take longer to drink and have a more damaging effect on tooth enamel
Save juice and milk for snack and mealtimes when increased saliva activity helps to clean teeth. Even watering down orange juice is damaging to teeth – the drink still contains sugar
At Tonbridge Dental Centre we love the brush baby toothbrush.