The cornerstone of children’s dentistry at Lillybrook Dental
Children’s dentist, Lillybrook Dental of Kallangur is your partner in children’s preventive dental care. We’re committed to doing our part to support local families with timely information and quality preventive dental services that help you keep your family healthy. Long term we know this leads to better oral health and reduced dental costs.
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How to manage children’s preventive dental care
Checking for decay? Here’s what you need to know
You can easily check the state of your child’s teeth by lifting their top and bottom lips and checking for decay. Darker shades, like brown, are indicators decay is slowing progressing, allowing enough time for teeth to be stained by food. The darker the colour, for example, if the tooth is black, it indicates decay is arrested or progressing slowly. Surprisingly, white patches can indicate decay which has progressed, leaving no time for teeth to be stained by food. The teeth of more than half of all 6 year olds now show signs of decay, so being consistent with good oral hygiene habits, including regular visits to your children’s dentist, is key.
Both early warning signs of white or brown patches are trigger signs of the need for an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.