What should my child be eating?
To ensure your child’s teeth develop strong and decay-resistant properties, a well-balanced diet is crucial. This should include a range of essential vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorous, and appropriate levels of fluoride.
However, if you want to protect your child’s teeth from decay, it’s essential to recognize that frequent snacking can be a significant adversary. Foods and snacks with high sugar and starch content, such as sweets, cookies, soft drinks, dried fruit, pretzels, and crisps, combine with plaque on teeth to produce harmful acids that attack tooth enamel and may cause cavities.
These acids can continue to affect teeth for up to 20 minutes after consuming a meal or snack, regardless of the size of the nibble. Thus, limiting snacking between meals is the best approach to prevent plaque attacks.
Accidents can happen…
It can be heartbreaking to see one of your child’s permanent teeth damaged or broken, but If your child has an accident we are able to easily reattach it. If there is more extensive damage we have the means within our practice to restore your child’s teeth so they can last for a lifetime
If your child has had an accident, please get in touch with our clinic to schedule an examination. Our aim is to ensure that their oral health is stable and secure.
As your child enters their teenage years, they typically become more self-aware, independent, and able to control their own diet. However, this newfound freedom often leads to an increase in snacking and consumption of sugary drinks, which can lead to tooth decay, particularly between the ages of 11-13.
To support both you and your child during this transition into adulthood, we aim to educate them about the negative impact that frequent sugar intake can have on their oral and overall health. By empowering them with this knowledge, they can take control of their dental care and overall well-being.
We understand that some teenagers may be particularly self-conscious about their appearance, especially if they have experienced teasing or refuse to smile. In such cases, we take great care to provide conservative dental treatments that can improve their appearance without causing unnecessary harm to their natural teeth.
As healthcare providers, we strive to provide the best possible care to this deserving group of patients while prioritising the protection of their dentition.