How to STOP the rot!
How to STOP the Rot!
Every year in the first week of August the Australian Dental Association run a promotion to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health.
Baby Teeth Matter!
It’s reported that 50% of Queensland children aged between 5 to 10 years have decay in their baby teeth! Given that they will have these teeth until they are 12 to 13 years old, I’d say that’s a VERY good reason to take good care of your teeth!
Start caring for your child’s teeth from when they are a baby and continue to assist them with brushing until at least the age of 7 or 8. Use a soft bristled brush and a small amount of tooth paste, brushing for at least two minutes twice a day.
3 tips on how to stop the rot and prevent tooth decay for you and your children
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Brush twice a day.
- Have regular dental check-ups.
Getting a dental check-up
The professionals recommend that children should visit the dentist before the age of three. A dental check-up can detect problems early before they turn into a major issue. It’s also a good time to ask the dentist any questions you have about healthy eating options and tooth brushing.
I think my boy was just 3 when he had his first official dental visit. He was more than happy to go for a ride in that cool chair. Of course, he had previously accompanied me to my visits so he was familiar with the procedure, the place and the people.
The professionals tell us that children who have regular dental check-ups tend to have fewer dental problems. Of course the best way to avoid having treatment at the dentist is to not get tooth decay in the first place. To encourage a good association with oral hygiene in your child play this fun teeth brushing activity together.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Most Queensland children are eligible for free dental services through the local school dental van network. In addition a Medicare benefit of $1,000 per child across two consecutive years is available for oral health care for children aged 2 to 17 years. More information on this benefit can be found here.
Contact Harris Dental Boutique
You will find Harris Dental Boutique at Suite 2/16 See Street, Bargara. You can connect with them via telephone on: (07) 41590660.