Easter is fast approaching and our appointments for the school holidays are filling up, so ring now and book a check-up for your child now! The holidays are a perfect time for kids to have their routine check-up and will ensure that they start the new term with beautiful, bright and healthy smile.
Check-ups for children
We recommend regular check-ups for children and teenagers and ideally aim for 6 monthly appointments. Check-ups are only short, but they are very important, as they allow us to keep tabs on your child’s dental development and spot any warning signs, which may need addressing. We know that some children feel a little apprehensive when they go to the dentist, but we have many years of experience in treating children and we try and do everything possible to make the experience fun!
During a routine check, which only lasts a few minutes, our dentists examine the mouth, look for any signs of decay or plaque on the teeth and check the gums. They will give the teeth a quick polish and note down any changes in the child’s notes. If there are any problems, such as cavities or orthodontic issues, these will be discussed at the time and a suitable course of action will be taken.
We are perfectly happy for parents and children to share appointments. With younger children, it can be reassuring for the child to see what is going on with their parent and then to be comforted while they have their own quick check-up.
If your child is due a dental check-up, call us today to arrange your appointment. We offer flexible opening hours and will do our best to accommodate your needs.
At Dublin18 Dental Care near Deansgrange we provide general dentistry for the whole family and we encourage parents to bring children for regular appointments from an early age. Dental check-ups are really important because they help to lower the risk of cavities and promote healthy, strong teeth and gums.
Dental care for children at Dublin18 Dental Care
We provide a wide range of treatments and services for children. Dr Paul Hooi has many years of experience in caring for younger patients and he is well-known for his relaxed and calming nature, which helps patients of all ages to feel comfortable and confident when they have treatment.
We know that a dental surgery can be a scary place for little people and this is why we always go the extra mile to make sure children have lots of fun when they visit us.
We recommend 6 monthly check-ups for children and adults. Check-ups are particularly important for children because their teeth are growing and developing and the shape of the mouth is constantly changing. Regular appointments allow Dr Hooi and the team to take note of these changes and identify any emerging problems, which may benefit from treatment.
Teeth cleaning for tiny teeth
Teeth cleaning is extremely important and the earlier it becomes part of a child’s daily routine, the better. Children should be encouraged to brush their teeth from a very early age, so that they get used to holding and using the brush and cleaning their teeth twice a day. Brushing helps to remove bits of food and plaque from the mouth, which lowers the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
If you have any questions about oral hygiene for children or you would like advice about making teeth cleaning fun or healthy eating, the Dublin18 Dental Care team will be happy to help!