Children’s Dental Health
It is very important to bring your child to the dentist as soon as their first baby teeth begin to come through. Don’t worry if we don’t get through too much in those first few visits as it is impossible to expect a young child to be able to co-operate to the same extent an adult would. The first few years of a child’s visit to the dentist is more of a trust building exercise as well as being able to give useful preventative advice to you as the parent so that we can get your child off to the best possible start in life!
As your child grows older with us, we can begin looking at Orthodontic examinations and screenings if necessary, but this usually occurs from 11 years onwards. If your child is struggling with maintaining the best oral hygiene possible, it may well be worth paying a visit to our highly trained hygienists. Together as a team, you as a parent, your child, the dentist and hygienist can work together to ensure your child has healthy teeth and gums and is able to smile with confidence amongst their friends and family.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is advisable to bring your child in as soon as their first teeth begin to come through the gums, usually at 6-8 months. Remember, the more regularly your child attends, the more comfortable they’ll be in later life when coming to see us!
Pregnancy Dental Health
During pregnancy due to the hormonal changes there is an increased risk of developing gum disease which often can result in swollen gums that are prone to bleeding. In cases of severe gum disease this risk is linked to higher blood pressure which can harm both the mother and baby. If this blood pressure is left unchecked there is the risk of suffering from pre-eclampsia. This condition begins around the 20 week mark and can be very serious in nature.
Pregnancy hygiene will help to remove all plaque and tartar, thereby reducing the risk of gum disease and in turn any chance of increased risk to both mother and baby. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is always important but never more so than while pregnant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make the gums more sensitive to plaque and therefore they’re more likely to bleed.
Gum disease during pregnancy has been linked with preterm birth as well as pre-eclampsia, making it all the more important to maintain good oral hygiene.
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