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Suite 7/20-24 Gibbs Street, Miranda NSW 2228

From the moment the first baby tooth appears, dental health
becomes so important for overall heath and well-being. Here’s how you can
guarantee your child has a happy, healthy smile for life.


Healthy baby teeth enable children to eat solid foods and
are essential in the development of their jawbone, ensuring there is enough
space for adult teeth to come through in the correct position. Baby teeth also
help with sounding words correctly as children learn to speak.

Before they are three, brush twice a day with tap water
only. This gets them into a good oral hygiene routine.


Children should start using fluoride toothpaste when they
turn three

By this stage, most children have twenty primary (baby)
teeth and you want to see spacing between the teeth.

Spacing between the upper and lower front teeth will help
the larger adult teeth have the space they need. If the baby front teeth are
crowded, more jaw growth will be needed for the adult front teeth. Spaces in
between the back teeth lessen the chance for tooth decay to develop.

Children should have their first trip to the dentist at
three years of age.


Crowding is not uncommon. Because adult teeth are larger
than baby teeth, jaw size and growth may not provide enough space.

Not all children who experience crowding will have dental
issues as they become adults. However, if you still see crowding by 8-9 years,
when all of the four upper and four lower adult incisor teeth have erupted, the
crowding will probably not improve.

If you see crowding, you should bring your child in to see
us for a consultation.

Tip: Here are 9
signs your child needs braces

About us

Shire Dental’s goal is to create happy, healthy smiles for
life. Our expert team help us achieve this goal through a commitment to ongoing
professional development and patient education. To find out more or make an
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