It’s not uncommon for kids to create a bit of a fuss when it comes maintaining dental hygiene. However, especially during childhood, it is critical that your child’s oral health is being maintained. Ensure that your child is regularly engaged in healthy dental habits such as brushing their teeth at least twice a day, flossing after every meal and getting a check-up and clean by your trusted general dentist or professional paediatric dentist. Along with these habits, you will also need to consider your child’s consumption and nutrition habits that can significantly affect the development of your kid’s teeth and […]
Despite being temporary, a child’s first teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth later on. Primary or baby teeth serve as placeholders within the jaw and gum, reserving the correct space for the permanent teeth to later erupt. The primary molars are particularly important, and need to remain in place until the child is 10-12 years old.
Like permanent teeth, primary teeth require daily hygiene to prevent cavities and infections. Cavities in primary teeth are typically caused by prolonged contact with sweet drinks, food acids, or even food.
Primary teeth are also important for establishing good oral […]
At Putney Dental Care, we are strong advocates for teaching children to observe oral hygiene. It is a very important lesson to teach, as these are health practices that they can carry all the way to adulthood. As parents, it is your responsibility to promote dental health among your kids, even before they can brush and floss their teeth themselves.
If you have a newborn or an infant, start paying extra attention to their gums. Millions of bacteria are found in saliva and the entire mouth area so be sure to wipe off excess drool. This should be done after every […]
How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit
You may have wondered when to bring your child to see the dentist and how to prepare them for their first visit. Here is our guide to help you through their first dental visit without a hitch.
The first thing to remember is that dental offices are more ‘kid-friendly’ than when you were a child. For many, dental visits were a scary experience. Luckily, times have changed. At Putney Dental Care, we aim to make the overall experience easy-going, fun and enjoyable.
If you have a phobia of dentists or have previously had bad […]
Since opening, Dr. Danielle and Kaitlynn have been providing school talks within the Ryde region to educate the students on maintaining their dental health.
We believe that good oral health habits are best formed at a younger age. We also enjoy teaching children in their own environment as well as at the Dentist. The two combined form positive reinforcement about dental health and also help to curb anxiety about going to the dentist.
We aim to make both our school visits and our dental visits for children fun and interactive, focusing on the positives and helping them to understand the importance of […]
With Halloween arriving soon, Putney Dental Care have made a list of ways of how to avoid getting zombie mouth! Make sure you keep pro-active with your dental care!
Avoid biting into hard candy: Biting on hard foods can chip your teeth or cause fracture lines.
Eat Halloween lollies with meals: The production of saliva is increased during meals. Saliva helps to remove the acids that are produced by bacteria that can cause decay in your mouth.
Avoid eating lollies that will stay in your mouth for a long time: Sweets that stay in the mouth for prolonged periods of time allows acid […]
Pregnancy will affect nearly every part of a woman’s life and her oral health is one of them. To try and help avoid any oral health problems during your pregnancy make sure that you continue a thorough oral health regime.
What you Need to Know About Pregnancy and Oral Health:
If possible, try and schedule any major restorative or dental work before falling pregnant.
If you require any dental work whilst you are pregnant, it is best to receive any major treatments during your second trimester. This is because during your first trimester your baby […]