“Hello and welcome to Dental Pods!
My name is Dr Eleanor. I am here to help you to look after your children’s gums and teeth. Poor dental care from a young age can result in problems in later life. We are here to make sure that does not happen!”
Going to the dentist should be fun and not a chore. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our practice is accessible to all, including children. The information on this page is designed to help you understand your child’s dental health needs and how you can promote good oral hygiene.
Dental Care for Infants
It is important for parents to take good care of your child’s baby teeth. They do eventually fall out but until they do, baby teeth play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly. Many of the same treatment options that adults have are also available to children. These include X-rays, dental sealants, orthodontic treatment and more.
Looking after your childrens’ teeth
Looking after your children’s teeth is very important, even from an early age. Cavities can develop when sugar-containing foods are allowed to stay in the mouth for a long time. Bacteria that live on the teeth feast on these bits of food and can eat away at tooth enamel. Saliva washes away the acid between meals, but if your child is always eating, there may not be time for this acid to get washed away. For more information about cavities and how you can help promote your child’s oral care check out the video below.
Is Breast-feeding Better than Bottle-feeding in Preventing Early Childhood Cavities?
Is it Okay if My Child Sucks his or her Thumb?
Is it Okay For My Baby to Use a Pacifier?
What is the Best Way to Brush a Toddler's Teeth?
Can I Transmit Harmful Bacteria That May Affect My Baby's Teeth?
When should I Start Using Fluoride Toothpaste for My Child?
I Use Bottled Water at Home, and it's Not Fluoridated. Is this okay?