Our belief at Green Arbor Dental Practice is that prevention is better than cure, and this is especially true for our younger patients.
We recommend the use of a fluoride containing toothpaste on teeth as soon as the first baby teeth are present. Make sure that the toothpaste used is appropriate to the age of the child, and get the child to spit out any toothpaste rather than swallow it. An adult should clean the child’s teeth at least once per day and supervise other cleaning sessions.
Advice on suitable eating and drinking habits for children as well as adult teeth can be found in the Preventing Tooth Decay section of the website.