At William Street Dental we believe visiting the dentist regularly is a healthy practice, and one that should start at an early age to encourage a lifelong habit.
For small children, visiting the dentist can be scary but it doesn’t have to be!
Our team members are experts at talking to children and explaining what they can expect during their visit in simple terms. They will also teach them basic dental care in a fun and interesting way so it encourages your child to develop healthy habits at a young age and show them how good oral hygiene and healthy eating habits are nothing to be afraid of.
Below are some of the symptoms that may indicate your baby is teething.
Below are some tips to help when your baby is teething.
Teething rings are safe for your baby to chew. They can ease the pain from teething and distract them for a little while. If your teething ring can be placed in the fridge to cool it down, this can be a very welcome relief for sore gums.
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A baby that is 6 months or older can be given something healthy to chew on, such as raw fruit and vegetables. Pieces of apple or carrot are ideal. You could also try giving your baby a crust of bread or a breadstick.
If your baby is aged 3 months or older, you can give them a sugar-free painkilling medicine such as Paracetamol or ibuprofen.
Gently rubbing their gums with a clean finger may also help.
Teething is a very sore process for little ones so a big hug will always be welcomed!
Wouldn't go anywhere else! From the minute I set foot in the waiting room the service is so friendly and the girls on the desk are so welcoming. Dentistry work and advice is second to none. Can honestly say I now never dread a trip to the dentist! Must mention also that they are great with kids, my girls love going for check ups and getting their special stickers.
Every child is different but we believe a child should visit us as soon as their first teeth start to grow. By starting young, and by having a positive experience, your child will become comfortable in a dentist environment quickly and learn they have nothing to fear from routine check-ups.
There are several topics we feel are important to discuss with children including:
Knowing the best way to protect their teeth will help your children reduce the amount of treatments they will need during their lifetime. As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure” and it holds especially true for children’s dental health.
We’ll talk to them about sugary snacks and drinks and discuss healthier alternatives.
Tooth Brushing Instructions
We’ll show your child how to fight cavities effectively by showing them the correct way to brush their teeth.