It can be a challenging task to find a reputable children’s dentist. Also, children can be understandably apprehensive because the whole experience can seem very daunting. We’ve seen many cases of this over the years here at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick.
Not to worry, our friendly team here at Shields Limerick take the stress out of it all. We provide advanced dental care, while ensuring a positive, enjoyable and educational experience for your child.
Benefits of Taking your Child to a Children’s Dentist
- It helps to prevent the early onset of tooth decay
- A child will get used to seeing their dentist from an early age when they see them regularly. This then reduces the likelihood of future dental anxiety. Many adults are nervous of the dentist and this is often due to a negative childhood experience. Thus, it can harm long term dental health to avoid the dentist in adult life.
- Seeing a dentist at a young age can prevent Dental Fluorosis. This is a common condition caused by over exposure to fluoride in young children. The main consequence can be lifelong tooth staining. We are happy to give parental advice on this topic, specifically on what type of toothpaste, how often and how much to use each time.
- We give advice on brushing technique which is dependent on the child’s age. We always advise parents to help children brush their teeth until they are approximately six years of age. Also, the correct technique differs with the age of the child.