Fluoride: What parents need to know

Fluoride: What parents need to know

In Part 1 we discussed the benefits of fluoride and the risks of over-exposure to fluoride. Fluoride can be useful in strengthening teeth and protecting them from decay, if used in the right way. As we discussed in the previous section, there is a risk of dental fluorosis, or mottling of teeth, if children swallow

Why choose a Paediatric Dentist?

Why choose a Paediatric Dentist?

It’s time to take your child to visit the dentist.  Do they really need to see a different dentist than you? How do you choose the best dentist for your child? What is a Paediatric Dentist? Paediatric dentists, sometimes called pedodontists, are the paediatricians of dentistry. They specialise in dental care for children, from babies

Fillings for baby teeth

Fillings for baby teeth

As a parent, you’re looking after every aspect of your child. Their food and sleep and movement. Yet what if you suddenly found out your child has black spots on their teeth? Is it too late to do anything? Children can develop tooth decay soon after their baby teeth come through. Prolonged bottle-feeding with sweetened