As soon as your child starts to develop teeth it is a good idea to ensure correct steps are taken to minimise early decay. Regular check-ups should commence from the age of two.
What is Early Child-hood caries or bottle caries?
Early Child-hood caries (ECC) is tooth decay that occurs in babies or infants. This usually occurs due to leaving milk bottles in the child’s mouth for extended periods of time. It is important to “lift the lip” of the child to ensure the new teeth do not show signs of early decay
Not only for St Marys dentist and St Claire dentist, but for other places too, the dentist gets to know your child and makes them familiar with the environment. This ensures that your child has a positive experience. Once your child reaches an age of 4-6 years the Dentist or Dental therapist may take X-rays to ensure small cavities (holes) are picked up early. Picking up holes early will ensure minimal if not any fillings are needed.