It is recommended to bring your child to the dentist when the first tooth appears – at around 6 months old. Our dentists will also be happy to share any information regarding your children’s tooth care and any questions you may have to ensure they are doing the best they can to promote healthy oral hygiene.
Here are some oral health care tips for children:
Fissures are the thin grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth. No matter how well they are brushed, bacteria can still gather in these grooves and cause decay.
A fissure sealant is a safe plastic coating applied to the tooth to stop bacteria and food from gathering in these grooves. The application is quick and painless and no drilling is involved. Sealants also provide long lasting protection and are invisible once applied.