Here at Lattouf Dental, we believe in providing comprehensive dental treatment that caters for the whole family – regardless of the person’s age.
We are commited to providing quality dental care to the whole family. We have implemented many strategies to make your visit accessible, comfortable and efficient allowing us to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment options to suit your dental needs.
We offer a child friendly environment that aids in making your children’s dental visit as comfortable as possible.
One serious form of decay among young children is baby bottle tooth decay also known as early childhood caries (ECC). This condition is caused by frequent and long exposures of an infant’s teeth to liquids that contain sugar. Among these liquids are milk (including breast milk), formula, fruit juice and other sweetened drinks.
Putting a baby to bed for a nap or at night with a bottle other than water can cause serious and rapid tooth decay.
- Do not dip pacifiers or bottle teats in sugar, jam, honey or other sugary substance.
- Do not put anything in an infant’s mouth if it has been in someone else’s mouth to avoid spreading bacteria that cause tooth decay.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CHILD VISIT THE DENTIST?
We recommend that your child visit the dentist every 6 months in order to maintain good oral hygiene practices. At these regular appointments we are able to establish trust which eliminates dental fear and anxieties as well as ensuring that they’re decay free.
WHEN SHOULD I START BRUSHING MY BABY’S TEETH AND WHEN DO THEIR FIRST TEETH EURPT?
The first primary teeth begin to erupt as early as 4 months. You should start cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as they appear. Brushing at home needs to be done properly, we advise parents supervise and assist with their children’s brushing until the age of 8.
PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY WITH FISSURE SEALANTS
Molars have deep grooves in them in which plaque, bacteria and food like to hide. To combat this at Lattouf Dental, we offer fissure sealants, placed on molars that seal off the grooves, to prevent cavities from forming.
Sealing molars is a very important part of decay prevention. Sealants can last for several years but do wear down over time and need to be touched up.