Maintaining Children’s Teeth - Love-Teeth Dental Practice - Manchester, Prestwich, Salford
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Maintaining Children’s Teeth

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From the time that the first milk tooth comes through – typically around six months – you will need to start a regular brushing routine. For our latest post, we discuss why maintaining the milk teeth is important and what you can do to ensure that good oral hygiene is established early.

Decay not only affects adult teeth, it can also affect baby teeth. Did you know that if the milk teeth become damaged by decay, there is a chance that the adult teeth may be affected when they appear too?

By establishing a regular brushing routine early, your child will get used to the feeling of brushing and quickly grasp how to do it themselves when they get older.

Up to Three Years

Use a smear of toothpaste to minimise swallowing
Always supervise brushing
Brush for at least two minutes
Brush your child’s teeth before they go to bed and at one other time in the day
Use children’s fluoride toothpaste containing no less than 1,000ppm of fluoride (check label) or family toothpaste containing between 1,350ppm and 1,500ppm fluoride.

Between the ages of three and six, a pea-sized amount of toothpaste should be used. Once your child reaches age seven, they should be able to brush their own teeth can use a general toothpaste with a fluoride toothpaste containing between 1,350ppm and 1,500ppm of fluoride.

Make a Visit to Love-Teeth

Here at Love-Teeth, we provide excellent dental care to everyone. We like to make your children’s trips to the dentist enjoyable and often receive a great response to our selection of children’s Netflix shows that can be watched whilst the check-up is being carried out.

We’ll explain everything we do, before we do it, helping to minimise any fear. At Love-Teeth, the patient is able to stop the treatment at any time for total control.

If you would like to make an appointment with our dedicated team, please call today on 0161 773 7080 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.

Opening Hours
Monday
8.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday
9am - 7pm
Wednesday
8.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday
8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday
7.30am - 2pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
10am - 1pm

Out of hours care:

Please call our reception for instructions when we are closed or use the out-of-hours 24-hour text line 07399 493788. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact us

0161 773 7080

hello@loveteethdp.co.uk

3 Kings Road, Prestwich

Manchester, M25 0LE

Dentists:
Ilana Pine: GDC 74579
Leo Klein: GDC 44239

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