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Kids dental health

Learn what is needed to maintain kids dental health and keep your child's teeth strong and healthy, with a beautiful and bright smile for all their life.

Read about the common dental problems of children. Find all the information about the dental health of your kids.

When to make your child's First Dental Visit

The information in the following pages aims to provide you with some basic dental advice on how to take care of your child's teeth.

  • Primary teeth start to erupt between 6-12 months after birth up to the 3rd year. At the age of 6 they start to be replaced by the permanent teeth...
  • TEETHING is the first dental related 'problem' of the child caused by the eruption of the first teeth. Learn how to ease teething pain...
  • One of the main risks for your kids dental health is BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY...
  • Primary teeth are important. Early loss of a primary tooth may cause problems to the permanent tooth. In this case a dentist may use SPACE MAINTAINERS...
  • After the first teeth erupt you must prepare the child for the FIRST DENTAL VISIT...
  • CLEANING BABY TEETH and gums is important even from the first few days after birth. After the first birthday start TEACHING KIDS HOW TO BRUSH their teeth....
  • FLUORIDE makes the tooth stronger. The use of fluoride supplements are necessary in some cases. But excessive fluoride intake can cause teeth discoloration. FLUOROSIS is the most common of the fluoride side effects...
  • As preventive measure against tooth decay dentists apply DENTAL SEALANTS on children's teeth...
  • THUMB SUCKING is considered a normal habit until the age of 3, but it can cause serious teeth problems if it is continued after this age...
  • Learn how to provide first aid to your child in case of dental emergencies. How to save a knocked out permanent tooth. The use of a mouth guard can protect mouth and teeth from injuries...

Do not hesitate to contact your paediatric dentist for any dental problem of your children. You should always follow carefully your dentist's advice on how to maintain your kids' dental health. If you do not have one, read how to find a good dentist for you and your kids.

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