Family dentistry is a main focus of Kilfeather Dental and we have been treating children for well over 30 years. Children and parents are encouraged to attend together.
We consistently provide current, up to date information onoral hygiene instruction, diet and tooth development. Maintenance and treatment of a child’s ‘baby’ teeth is important for the development of their adult teeth and this is the prime focus of our care.
- Fissure sealants
A safe and painless way of protecting your children’s teeth from tooth decay. It is a plastic coating that covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth. Most tooth decay in children occurs in the back teeth. They are generally placed when the child is 6-7 years old.
Gum shields Children and adults who play contact sport are at risk of damaging their teeth if they do not wear a sports guard. To prevent serious injury we recommend custom made mouth guards which can be made specific to your child including their choice of colour.
Effective Tooth brushing Research shows if a child has dental decay at a young age that they are likely to have dental decay as an adult. Children under the age of 7 should be supervised by an adult when brushing and should be encouraged to spit and not rinse after brushing. Brush twice a day with age appropriate fluoride toothpaste.