rather than invasive treatment is what this practice is
all about and here we explain the different needs of teeth
Up to 6 years. As soon as teeth first come through at
about 3 months they should be brushed regularly with a soft
brush. If your baby is fed from a bottle it should not contain
sweetened drinks as this can result in teeth being in contact
with sugar for long periods. Sweetened drinks should only
ever be drunk at mealtimes.
7 to 12 years. By the age of 7 adult teeth should be coming
through. Parents should still brush the child's teeth, or
at least oversee that they are doing it properly. Ask if
you are not sure about the best technique.
12 to 18 years. Children should now be taking responsibility
for keeping their own teeth clean. Teeth in this age group
are particularly prone to damage caused by sugary drinks
bought and drunk between meals. Don't brush your teeth immediately
after a drink or meal though, it's better to wait for half
an hour or so for the saliva to naturally neutralise the
> Inman Aligners
Is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with straightening
Straight teeth are easier to keep clean as well as biting
more effectively and looking more attractive.
Most orthodontic treatment is carried out with fixed braces
or train tracks, followed by retainers which hold the teeth
in place until they become set.
What to do if a second tooth gets knocked
- If you have it and it’s clean,
put it back if you can,
- Hold it by the top, not the root.
- Put it into a cup of milk or keep it
in your mouth
- See a dentist as soon as possible
- Take painkillers if needed
- Don’t clean the tooth in disinfectant
or water or let it dry out
- Don’t put aspirin or clove oil
round the wound.
Gum Shields (or
Should be worn for all contact sports, eg. hockey, football,
rugby, cricket and boxing- they can prevent broken and damaged
teeth, broken or dislocated jaws, and sometimes brain damage.
It is important to have a well fitting mouthguard which
should be replaced annually when a child is growing fast.
Accurate impressions are needed to make a gum shield that
fits well, which only your dentist can do.
> Four fine friends
> Brush your teeth like a star!