Your natural teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but it is all too easy to lose teeth, due to disease or trauma, and to require dental implant in Kent. Implants are an excellent means of replacing lost teeth, but it is obviously better to hang onto your natural ones for as long as you can, and a lifetime of great dental care can make all the difference.

Your Children Should See a Dentist before their First Birthday

Ideally your children need to see Dr Rik Trivedi or another dentist in Kent before their first birthday, or when their first tooth erupts. When you think about it this makes perfect sense, as it will enable our dentists to check their teeth and jaw are developing normally, and it is a great opportunity for you to pick our brains on how best to care for their teeth.

There is another reason for bringing them in to see us at such as early stage, and that is to get them used to visiting our Parrock Street surgery. They will be able to grow up viewing dental visits as being a normal part of their routine, and proper dental care will help to reduce the risk of developing significant dental problems that require treatment. They will be more likely to grow up without feeling fearful over dental visits, and can enjoy the benefits of having a healthy mouth.

Fissure Sealants and Fluoride

Parrock Street can also offer preventative dental care for your children to help prevent tooth decay. The back teeth are particularly prone towards developing decay, and this is because the chewing surfaces have lots of intricate fissures and grooves that can be tricky to clean. Fissure sealants can protect these surfaces, and are best applied as soon as your child’s adult back teeth have erupted. They can only be applied to healthy teeth, and form a clear, thin covering that doesn’t interfere with eating or speaking. This treatment can be carried out in one easy visit, and the sealants should last a number of years before they need replacing.

Our dentist in Kent may suggest fluoride applications if we think your child will benefit. Fluoride can help protect the teeth through hardening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant against decay.

Parrock Street is able to offer dental care to all the family, so if you have young children why not give us a call to book an appointment? You can phone us on 01474 537191, or you can email any queries you might have to