What Parents Need to Know About Tooth Decay in Children

When a child has a cavity in one of their teeth, it can lead parents to ask, “Is it best to pull the tooth? After all, they’ll be losing this tooth eventually anyway.” As simple of a question as it is, there is a long and complex reason for why dentists recommend filling cavities in children’s teeth as early as possible. To understand why, it’s essential to grasp the following concepts:   Baby (Primary) Teeth Decay Rapidly A small cavity in a baby tooth can expand at a rapid pace, usually much faster than what we would see in an … Continue reading

Smart Snacks for Your Child’s Smile

By the time your child is six years old, their permanent teeth will start coming in.  If cared for properly, these teeth will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Whether you are a resident of Brighton or Ferntree Gully of Victoria, Centre for Dentistry is available to provide comprehensive services to children of all ages.  It’s important for your child to be seen for a check and clean twice per year.  But at home, there are additional ways you can help your child maintain a healthy smile (which includes more than just regular brushing and flossing.) One … Continue reading