Frequently Asked Questions
If your baby’s teeth haven’t erupted yet, you can wipe their gums with a clean warm wet cloth after each feed. Once your baby’s teeth have erupted, they can be brushed the same way as the rest of the family. But, remember, until they are around three years old they may not be able to spit, so avoid putting too much toothpaste on the brush and use only a smear rather than a blob of toothpaste.
You may choose to use a milk teeth toothpaste with less fluoride until the first permanent teeth start erupting, but using regular toothpaste is also fine, as long as you use it in small quantities. You can ask our friendly team what age-appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste to use when you bring them in for their check-up.
Dental crowns are coverings for the entire visible part of the tooth. They are used when your teeth are broken, old fillings are lost, teeth are badly decayed or severely discoloured. Crowns improve the appearance of your natural teeth and can brighten your smile.
A crown can also be placed on top of a dental implant for shape and structure.
We brush our teeth to keep the teeth and gums clean and healthy. A soft toothbrush will brush away bacteria and food deposits just as well, if not better when compared to hard toothbrushes. Also, you won’t have the worry of scrubbing away the surface of your teeth.
Visiting us at DC Dental Care regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy it will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important as it:
- Helps prevent tooth decay.
- Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss.
- Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly will help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath.
- Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco.
- Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life.