Children's Dentistry in Byford
We know that going to the dentist can be a daunting experience for little ones, which is why we work hard to create a fun and friendly environment. Our dental staff is trained in providing top-quality dental care for children of all ages. We offer a comprehensive range of dental services tailored specifically for children, from oral health assessments to preventative treatments.
Give Your Child a Pleasant Dental Experience with Our Children's Dentistry
Our Dental Services For Your Little One
Early Orthodontic Treatment
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Why Our Patients Love Byford Smiles
Dental treatments for children are usually expensive. Byford Smiles offer affordable oral health services for infants, toddlers, and adolescents. We are a preferred provider of major health funds like Nib, Westfund, HCF and HBF, and we also offer flexible payment to ensure that quality dental treatment is accessible to everyone.
FAQ's About Children’s Dentistry
Cleaning your child’s teeth reduces the risk of tooth decay and other dental problems. When brushing their teeth, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. A small-headed brush is often best for toddlers, as this helps to reach those hard-to-reach back teeth. As children get older, they can graduate to a standard-sized brush. When it comes to toothpaste, use only a smear, or as recommended by your dentist. The amount can be increased as your child gets older.
To clean the upper teeth, use gentle circular motions and to clean the lower teeth, use back and forth motions. Be sure to brush the tongue as well. You should brush your child’s teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. As he grows older, teach your child to brush their teeth on their own but do not leave them unsupervised until you’re sure that they can do it properly by themselves.
Tooth decay, whether in children or adults, is caused by the bacteria that is in plaque. The bacteria in plaque feed on sugar and carbohydrates from food. As they metabolize these, the bacteria produce acids that cause tooth decay.
If a child frequently eats food high in sugar, like candies, biscuits, or even formula milk, and cannot remove plaque afterward, their teeth are more prone to tooth decay. A child’s teeth are more prone to tooth decay because their teeth are less-resistant to bacterial acid attacks. Once the decay begins, it can progress quickly and cause pain faster because their teeth are small, and the bacteria can reach the nerve inside the tooth easier. For this reason, it is very important to brush their teeth well at least twice a day and also to watch their diet.