Oral Care for Babies & Children
You can count on your dental team at Ladner Village Dental to guide your children down the path to great oral health that will last a lifetime. From checkups and cleanings, to education and advice on at-home care — we'll be there for you and your family.
Oral Health for Your Children
'Caries control' refers to the treatment and prevention of dental decay (cavities) in babies and children. Controlling decay is a crucial element to babies' and children's overall dental health, now and in the future.
Children's teeth are susceptible to decay from the moment begin to erupt. To prevent decay right off the bat, babies' teeth need to be cleaned twice daily, just like adults' teeth.
To clean your child's teeth early on, use and ultra-soft baby toothbrush and a child-friendly toothpaste.
Regular oral hygiene helps remove bacteria and prevents sugar from remaining on the tooth and gum area.
If your baby doesn't have teeth yet, you can use a clean, damp cloth to wipe the gums after feeding, to get an early start.
Between meals or at night water is the best drink choice. If your baby sleeps with a bottle, fill it with water instead of milk or juice to help reduce exposure to decay-causing acids and sugars.
Keeping Children's Teeth Healthy
The life-long oral health process starts in childhood. Combined with a thorough at-home oral hygiene routine, regular dentist's appointments for cleanings and check-ups are crucial in maintaining excellent dental health.
Ladner Village Dental provides a variety of services to support children's dental health, including:
- Regular checkups & cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Specialized advice for children's dental hygiene routines
These services all contribute to the dental health of our growing patients.
How often should children visit the dentist?
Children require a professional check-up and cleaning at least every six months. However, each patient is different, and certain children may require them more frequently.