Katoomba Dental Centre

Protect Your Child's Smile with These Helpful Tips

June 1, 2021
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

Your Katoomba dentist strongly encourages prevention to help kids achieve excellent oral health early and maintain it for life.

This means working to prevent dental health issues and lowering their risks for oral injuries.

Let’s look at a few essential tips for keeping your child’s smile healthy and safe.

Preventive Dentistry Is the First Step

Nobody knows your child’s smile better than their dentist, which is why check-up schedules and treatments are customised to meet specific needs instead of a general timeframe for all— or a programme that fits one child may not be suitable for yours.

On average, we like to see children once or twice per year for comprehensive check-ups and teeth cleans (the latter when age-appropriate). These appointments allow the dentist to track their oral development and catch cavities in the earliest stage for less invasive treatments. It’s also important that we remove stubborn bacteria and buildup to lower their risks for decay.  

We also make recommendations for at-home care between check-ups and cleans. And help children transition to independent brushing when the time is right.

Consider a Custom Mouthguard in Katoomba for Your Athletic Child

At Katoomba Dental Centre, we believe in overall health and fitness through athletics and sports, especially for children. Unfortunately, however, sports-related injuries to the mouth are all too common. A traumatic injury can have a lifelong negative impact, particularly when kids damage their permanent teeth, or worse – knock out a tooth.

Your dentist in Katoomba offers custom mouthguards to lower injury risks. We recommend custom mouthguards for ease of wear and optimal safety.

An ill-fitting mouthguard purchased in a local shop often will not fit properly or offer a sufficient level of protection. An ill-fitting mouthguard can also move around and irritate the gums and soft tissues, causing kids to remove them because of discomfort. Custom mouthguards also have a snug fit for improved breathing, potentially improving performance on the field or court.

When it comes to your child’s safety, a customised and quality mouthguard is always the best course.

For More on Protecting Your Child’s Smile, We Encourage Your Call

If it’s time for your child’s next check-up and teeth clean, we look forward to speaking with you and arranging the booking. Also, if you have any questions about custom mouthguards, we’d love to chat with you today.

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