When caring for your child’s oral health, it is recommended to get started at an extremely young age. Typically, we advise dental care from the eruption of the primary baby tooth at 6 months old. At this early age, the parents should ensure they are brushing their infant’s teeth daily in order to assist your toddler to develop a brushing habit. It's important to know that the earlier you begin the easier it is to form a habit.
Your little one’s teeth will develop in 3 different stages. Deciduous dentition, which usually starts from 6 months of age to 6 years of age. At this point your child will develop baby teeth. Mixed dentition phase develops from 6 years to somewhere around 13 years. At this time, kids possess a combination of permanent and baby teeth. The final phase is known as permanent dentition that takes place from the ages of 13 or older.
Prevention starts by cleaning, regular checkups, fluoride application, pits and fissure sealing and hygiene education. By making use of these prevention approaches, we can maintain and promote your child’s oral health, as well as help your child understand the best techniques for dental care.
Making certain the permanent teeth have enough space to erupt and keeping an eye on the right eruption sequence of teeth is very important as this helps eliminate potential problems which may arise in the future.
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