Prevention in Children’s Dentistry
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre, Sutton we know that prevention is better than cure.
Dental decay and cavities can be avoided in children. All of our dentists are highly trained in recommending fluoride use, oral hygiene and dietary planning to help you safeguard your child from cavities.
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we provide the topical application of fluoride to protect against dental disease or tooth decay. However good brushing techniques at home is the most important thing and a member of our expert dental team will demonstrate an optimum dental hygiene routine for your child’s dental needs.
Fissure sealants are an excellent method of preventing tooth decay. This is a plastic barrier which is placed into the grooves of your child’s teeth to prevent food and bacteria from lodging into the cracks. Fissure sealants is a really effective way of preventing tooth decay in your children’s teeth.
It is important to practice preventative dental care if your child has had dental restorations placed as decay can cause fillings to fail and then new adult teeth that erupt may be affected by the tooth decay in primary/baby teeth.