Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall wellbeing, so you need to make sure you promote good habits right from the get-go. Your child’s first dental check-up should be carried out before their second birthday, and at least once a year thereafter. Your dentist will offer advice on brushing, suggesting a suitable routine, the right toothpaste, and safe cleaning methods to use on your child’s teeth.
Our dentists in Perth Metro Area encourage patients to bring their children along from an early age. Regular dental check-ups will ensure that your child is more likely to have a positive experience early on, and won’t grow up to be afraid of a trip to the dentist. It’s also important to aid in the detection of cross bites, overbites and under bites.
When baby teeth start to appear, you should brush them with baby-friendly brushes and water once a day. A pea sized amount of toothpaste should only be used from the age of 18 months
Smears of regular or milk teeth toothpaste can be used for children between two and eight, and supervision is recommended to make sure your child learns to spit toothpaste out after brushing. Your child should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time, usually after their morning and evening meals.