Quarterly Promotions – The Dental Colouring Book
To enter the Colouring competition, simply download one of the colouring pages below and when you have coloured in the picture, bring it into our practice and hand it in to our receptionist. Make sure to put your name, address, age & phone number onto your page.
If you are the lucky winner, we will call you to let you to let your know.
- Brush with toothpaste twice a day and remember to ensure your teeth feel clean and shiny to the tongue right up to the gum, especially up to the back corners and around the fronts of your front teeth.
- Together with regular flossing and visits to the dentist this adds up to the perfect recipe for healthy teeth and gums.
- Drink water instead of other drinks.
- Cut down on snacks, sweets, crisps etc.
- Avoid grazing but eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
“Well done, everything’s perfect!” If you think these are the words your child should hear when he or she sees us then we agree. This should be the outcome and with your help it is a realistic goal. We recommend a visit every six months for most children. Find out about our Plan: please see the price list and ask our receptionist for further details.
Infant Zone 0-5 Years…
My child is teething, when should we start brushing their teeth?
Even before teething starts, it is advisable to condition the child to oral cleaning after food or nutritional bottle feeding (i.e. non-clear liquids). There are great products on the market like oral wipes for infants (Brush babies) or soft finger cloth toothbrushes. As soon as the first two teeth on the lower jaw have come through, just add a soft baby brush mornings and evenings with just a “smear” of fluoride containing toothpaste, continuing the wipes as well. Especially advantageous are the wipes containing Xylitol, which inhibits the metabolism of Streptococcus mutans, one of the decay causing microbes. Children are born with no bacteria in the mouth and are “infected” by the age of two through their mothers. That is why it is important for the mother to have good oral hygiene during pregnancy and no teeth needing repair.
At what age should I bring my child for the first visit to the dentist?
No child is too young to come to the Dentist. The earlier they come the better and will help them get used to the environment, sounds and smells. Once they allow the Dentist to check their mouths we can catch early signs of proneness to decay or crooked teeth and develop a prevention strategy in time to make a difference.
How often should they brush their teeth?
Twice daily is a must, from the first tooth on.