Questions we often get asked at Bangor Dental Care.
What age should I register my child at the Dentists?
We would recommend to register your child before they turn 1 YEAR OLD – This is so they become familiar with the environment and get to know the dentist. The dentist can help prevent decay and identify any oral health problems at an early stage. Just opening up the child’s mouth for the dentist to take a look at is useful practise for the future.
When you visit the dentist, be positive about it and make the trip fun. This will stop your child worrying about future visits.
Take your child for regular dental check-ups as advised by the dentist.
There’s no need to buy special “children’s toothpaste” brands. In fact, some of them don’t have enough fluoride in them to help prevent tooth decay.
Toothpaste should not be used on babies younger than the age of two, because babies cannot expectorate (spit it out).
Fluoride is a good thing in the right amount at the right developmental stage, but not during infancy. Start your little one on fluoride-free infant and toddler toothpaste. When your dentist recommends switching to a fluoride toothpaste or when your child is around two years old.
Below the age of three years, children should use just a smear of toothpaste.