At GB Dental we have a strong focus on prevention. We are a pram friendly family dental practice with 30% of our patients being children, so you can be assured that we have extensive experience in children's dentistry.
We like seeing children as early as 2-3 years old or when all the baby teeth have erupted, so we can help prevent a lot of the problems we see in adults. Our Dental team encourages children to develop a positive dental approach which will lead them to a brighter, healthier future. We are devoted to providing a nurturing caring and educational atmosphere for children.
We believe building relationships and confidence is paramount when looking after your child's oral health and encourage parents to remain with their children during their dental appointment.
Our waiting room has free WiFi, while our modern, fully equipped, comfortable surgeries offer the latest dental technology as well as flat screen TV's where kids can choose their own movies!
Encouragement is also a key factor, and children are rewarded with a great gift bag to take home, filled with fun and educational dental products.
Generally your child’s the first tooth appears between six to twelve months old. Gums are sore, tender and sometimes irritable until the age of three. Rubbing sore gums gently with a clean finger, or a cold, wet cloth helps soothe the gums. While your baby is teething, it is important to monitor the teeth for signs of baby bottle decay. A bottle containing anything other than water and left in an infant’s mouth while sleeping can cause decay. When awake, saliva washes away the liquid. During sleep, the saliva flow significantly decreases.
Primary teeth are important for several reasons. Foremost, good teeth allow a child to eat and maintain good nutrition. Healthy teeth allow for clear pronunciation and speech habits. The self-image that healthy teeth give a child is immense. Primary teeth also guide eruption of the permanent teeth.
The teeth, bones and soft tissue of the mouth require a healthy, well-balanced diet. A variety of foods from the five food groups helps minimize cavities and other dental problems. Most snacks that children eat cause cavities, so children should only receive healthy foods like vegetables, low-fat yogurt and cheeses which promote strong teeth.