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Enhanced Level of Kids Dental Care in North Ryde
Midas Dental is rewriting the script when it comes to children’s dentistry. By offering dental services for children in North Ryde, we provide safe, gentle and stress-free dental care for your precious ones.
Our state-of-the-art dental office houses the leading kid-friendly dentist in North Ryde and all of Sydney. We make sure to make each trip to the dentist fun for kids and relaxing for adults.
When should kids’ dental care start?
Dental care starts the moment children are born. Babies are born with all their teeth — we just can’t see them as they are hidden in the gems. Around 6 months, baby teeth start breaking through the gums but it is important to begin good oral care for infants even before their first tooth erupts or comes in. After all, healthy teeth come from healthy gums.
It is also recommended to schedule your child’s first trip to the dentist after their first baby tooth appears, or before their first birthday – whichever comes first.
How to Look After Kids’ Teeth
Dental care for children doesn’t start or end at the dental clinic. Here are some effective tips to protect your children’s teeth from the moment they are born:
Before teeth come in, clean gums with a damp cloth.
Brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day.
Floss between their teeth once a day – preferably in the evening.
Limit sugary snacks and drinks that increase tooth decay.
Make sure they drink enough water every day.
Help your children brush their own teeth until the age of 7 or 8. Have your child watch you as you brush your teeth, and make sure they follow the same brushing pattern so they don’t miss any spots.
Tips to Ensure Better Oral Health for Children
It’s important to establish an effective oral hygiene routine for children. Here are ways to keep your child’s teeth strong and healthy starting at age 3:
Be sure your child brushes for at least 2 minutes three times a day
Place a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on their toothbrush and make sure they spit it out after brushing their teeth
Help your child brush and floss their teeth
Visit the dentist every 6 months
For kids who wear braces, make sure they power brush and thoroughly floss to avoid white spots on the teeth when the braces come off
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age should a child see a dentist?
The experts at Midas Dental recommend taking your child within the first six months of the first tooth coming in, or when they are 12 months old at the latest. At this time, your dentist can already give you information on:
Infant feeding practices
Baby bottle tooth decay
How often should children visit the dentist?
Children, like adults, should visit the dentist once every six months for regular check-ups and cleaning.
Are dental X-rays safe for children?
Dental X-rays are safe for children. They expose your child to extremely low radiation levels and the risk of experiencing any harmful side effects is very low. Most general dentists also follow pediatric X-ray guidelines to use medical imaging exams that use the lowest radiation dose required.
Why Choose Midas Dental?
At Midas Dental, we have built a reputation for providing top-rated dental care for both children and adults. All of our equipment is specifically designed with children’s safety in mind so we provide safe, comfortable and effective treatments for children.
From the latest dental technologies to the most experienced team to a fun environment — we make sure your child has a fun, friendly and gentle dental experience. We’re committed to creating positive dental experiences and we ensure you and your child feel confident in our care.
For more information and enquiries about our dental services for children, don’t hesitate to contact us today.