Keeping kid’s teeth clean and healthy is extremely important for their overall health and development. At Banyo Dental, our team tries their best to demonstrate kids and parents how to brush and floss properly to keep their smile healthy. We know how important a great smile is for a child’s confidence and development. We are passionate about educating children from an early age about the advantages of looking after their teeth and gums. Our dentists know how to ease children in to dental procedures so that they do not develop phobias that can severely impact a child’s future dental and general health.
We Bulk Bill eligible Kids under Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme. If you are not sure about your child’s eligibility you can contact Medicare or Call us and we will find it out for you.
Preventative Fissure Sealants
Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your children’s teeth from tooth decay. It is a plastic coating which covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth. Contact us today to ask about this procedure and to schedule your next visit.
Diet and Dental Decay
Dental decay can be prevented with proper brushing and flossing techniques and choosing healthy foods and avoiding sweet acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist will clean your teeth to get rid of the plaque buildup. Dentist will also discuss your children’s diet with you to make sure diet is not affecting teeth.
Dental Care for Children: Hints and Tips For Healthy Teeth
Healthy Eating – Cavity causing foods are those with a high sugar content. To reduce the risk of tooth decay it is important to reduce the total intake of sugary foods. Limiting the number of times sugars are eaten throughout the day.
Healthy Drinking – Children should drink plenty of plain tap water and limit the consumption of soft drinks, sports drinks, cordials and fruit juices, which generally have a high sugar content.
Brush Twice a Day– It is important for kids to clean their teeth at least twice a day with a gentle but thorough brushing action using a soft brush with a small head and fluoride toothpaste. Correct regular brushing will reduce plaque build-up and tooth decay and help maintain healthy gums and teeth. Up to age eight, kids will need assistance to brush correctly. Most children lack the manual dexterity to brush correctly before eight years of age.
Floss Daily – Children should floss between their teeth every day to remove food and plaque from the spaces between teeth where their toothbrush may not be able to reach and clean. An adult supervision and assistance is highly recommended to ensure that kids adopt a daily flossing routine.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly – It is recommended that from age three, children visit the dentist every six months for a thorough check-up. Regular check-ups from an early age reinforce good dental care and assist in reducing the need for fillings in the future.
Wear a Mouth Guard For Sport – It is important to play safe in all sports by protecting children’s teeth with a custom-made, professionally fitted mouth guard. Mouth guards are available in a range of colours (even team colours). Mouthgurads should always be worn when training and playing sport to minimise the risk of dental injury.