Brighten Your Smile offers family dentistry for kids and adults alike. Our goal is to assist our clients in maintaining optimal oral health..
Our prevention programs are only possible due to the close relationship our team wishes to establish with their patients. Measures are designed to prevent mouth and teeth diseases by providing good daily oral hygiene advice and performing checkups on a regular basis for general exams, cleanings, and x-rays.
Usually, first teeth erupt between the age of 6 and 12 months. When a tooth breaks through the gum, the latter can become irritated and painful. Rubbing the gums with a clean finger, the back of a spoon or a cold, damp cloth can help to relieve pain. Teething rings also work very well, but teething biscuits should be avoided as they contain sugar, which can be harmful to teeth. As soon as the first teeth appear, it is important to start brushing them with a soft toothbrush and fluoride-free toothpaste.
During the first visit, the dentist and dental hygienists will try to gain the trust of the child, examine his/her teeth, clean them, and evaluate your tooth-brushing techniques.
About 50% of the population has a certain fear of the dentist. Therefore, precautions should be taken to avoid transmitting this fear to children. Reassuring words and a positive attitude will have a good effect on the children and be preponderant for their growth.
Breast milk, baby formula, cow milk and juice all contain sugar.
Babies can develop cavities because they:
This type of cavity can occur up to the age of four years old. Once your child has teeth, check them every month. Beware of spots or dull white lines that can form on the teeth. Also check for teeth darkening. If any of these signs appears, consult a dentist immediately. Tooth decay in children should be treated promptly to avoid pain and infection.