There is a popular belief tooth decay, gum disease and loss of teeth can be out of a person’s control yet it’s preventable.
Genetics may make you more susceptible to tooth decay, but healthy home hygiene and regular trips to the dentist can help minimise risks.
Good home hygiene and dental visits are best started when a person is young and from the time babies are born to become familiar with the environment.
When their first teeth come through consider preparing a brush with a child's dose of fluoride toothpaste and they can start having their teeth checked.
In a study conducted by Queensland Oral Health almost half of children from five to 10 had decay in their baby teeth and over a quarter of children six to 14 had decay in permanent teeth.
Baby teeth are extremely important for a child's development, they help to chew, speak and smile as well as hold the space for the adult teeth.
A good dental routine for all family members to get in the habit of is brushing your teeth twice a day, morning and night, flossing daily (night is best) and visiting the dentist each six months for a professional clean and examination.
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Dental anxiety is very common and the team at Toothkind have always prided themselves on offering quality dental treatment in a relaxed, friendly, caring and safe environment.
The dental practice understands some people have aversions to dental treatment and they always try their best to work through those concerns. However, sometimes a child may need extra support.
Toothkind Jimboomba also have sedation available in the form of Nitrous oxide referred to as laughing gas. It is widely recognised as a safe, effective pain and anxiety relief in dentistry since 1847.
Laughing gas can help people feel relaxed, less anxious, happier and slightly sleepy.
A local anesthetic will still likely be used during the procedure but it will be less likely the patient will feel the injection. Plus the patient can still talk.
Visit the Australian Dental Association website for tips on brushing and flossing.
Toohtkind has convenient off street parking is available for patients. They offer late night appointments and are open Saturdays.