Dental Care at Home, Supported by our Practice
At Queen & Albert, we aim to have your family smiling for years to come, where we offer you gentle yet high quality Dentistry to achieve optimum oral health. Did you know that taking your one-year-old baby to the Dentist is essential? Read why.
So, let our team of experienced Dentists meet your family’s dental goals and needs, including:
- Fluoride treatments
- Teeth cleaning
- Referral to an Orthodontist, if necessary
- Gum disease and prevention
- Early intervention
What is involved in a Children’s Dentistry appointment?
During your child’s exam, we will ensure their gums are healthy and teeth are coming through straight. We will also monitor their jaw and facial bone structure for future development of alignment problems or crowding of teeth. Next, we love educating your child about the various dental hygiene practices. We teach them how to care for their oral health so that their smile remains bright and clean.
Why is it Essential to Start Dental Care from their First Birthday?
Healthy baby teeth and gums are essential for developing your child’s speech including the future development of adult teeth. By introducing your child to Queen & Albert from an early age, they will learn dental visits are a regular and pleasant part of life. Thus, reducing the chance of dental anxiety later. Ideally, your child’s first dental appointment should correspond with their first birthday and is often just a friendly introduction to our team and practice. So, when your child and family see check-ups as normal, going to the Dentist becomes a breeze for everyone.
Early Intervention Dentistry
When a problem is diagnosed early, and because children have softer gums, the teeth and jaws are easier to guide into their optimal position, significantly reducing the need for Orthodontic work later. This is referred to as early intervention; the earlier a problem is found, the easier it will be to fix.
What can you do at Home for Optimum Family Dental Health?
Caring for your family’s teeth at home is a large part of your child’s oral health. As such, it will involve you actively encouraging positive dental habits at home.
- Encourage teeth brushing twice daily, morning and night, using a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
- Floss daily, especially at night, to prevent bacteria and tartar from adhering to any leftover food stuck between teeth. Teach your child to floss when their teeth develop closely together (which occurs any time between the ages of two and six).
- Use mouthwash.
- Brush your tongue, too, as bacteria sits on the tongue waiting to attach to your teeth.
- Replace your toothbrush every three months.
- Swap high sugar foods for fruit and vegetables.
Learn how to brush and floss your teeth here.
You only get one set of teeth, so taking care of them is important. If you would like to discuss how to care for your teeth and the teeth of your family, our team of Dentists at Queen & Albert love to share their expertise with you. Because we believe prevention is better than a cure, visit your Dentist every six months for professional checkups. This can help spot problems early on.
So, give us a call, and we’ll book you in. Bring the whole family along too!