Dentistry for children | Meet Dr Rosie…
Rosie is a Trinity graduate, having qualified in 2001 with a Bachelor of Dental Science and a Bachelor of Arts. She has a wealth of dental experience having worked as a general dentist for 17 years in the NHS in the UK and has treated thousands of kids throughout this time. In 2013 she returned to Ireland with Dr O’Connor and their children, setting up Killiney Dental in 2013. As a mother of three kids under 7, she understands wholly what is required to keep your child calm, informed and comfortable in the chair. She has a particular interest in family dentistry, periodontal treatment, cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontics. Outside of dentistry, Rosie is a voracious reader, accomplished cook and a London-marathon survivor.
Dentistry for Children | Friendly Dentist in Dublin
It is never too early to bring your kids to the dentists with you when you attend for routine examinations. It is our experience that the more frequently they attend, the less fearful they will be when they come to have their first check-up. Here at Killiney Dental, we recommend bringing your kids to see us from 3 years-of-age, or whenever the first teeth start erupting. Our staff have years of experience in dentistry for children and their developing teeth and jaws. Our practice is ready made for parents, with buggy access, changing tables, easy parking, early morning and evening appointments, and a host of toys and colouring books and in-surgery TVs to keep the little ones distracted.
Dentistry for Children | Flexible Bookings
Here at Killiney Dental, we prioritise your family’s needs by reserving blocks of time from 3-9pm to allow the entire family to attend together. If you would like to make a family booking, please contact us on (01) 285 9067 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond within 24 hours. Alternatively, follow the link below and make an online family booking today. We will also send annual family reminders for you to attend for your routine check ups. This can be by text, phone, email or letter. Just let our receptionist know whichever method you would prefer.
Kids’ Dental Health
Try to reduce tooth decay by changing how often your child has sugary foods and drinks and the amount of sugary food and drinks they consume. Limit treats to mealtimes. Children shouldn’t have added sugar more than four times a day. For infants, don’t add sugar to their food when weaning them to solids. If your child is ill and requires medicine, ask your pharmacist or GP if a sugar-free alternative is available. Decay prevention is not the only concern parents should have when considering their children’s oral health. Recent studies show that periodontal disease continues to plague millions, including children. The best way to ensure that your child remains cavity free with healthy gums is to instill good oral habits early. Proper oral hygiene routines should be established as early as infancy and continued throughout life.
Tips For Children’s Dentistry
Dental Tip No. 1
Before teeth begin to erupt, thoroughly clean your baby’s gums after each bottle or feed with a water-soaked infant cloth or gauze to stimulate the gum tissue and remove debris. When the infant’s teeth begin to erupt, brush them gently with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush using a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
Dental Tip No. 2
A small amount of fluoridated toothpaste will help to inhibit decay. Fluoride is also found in mouth rinses, community water supplies, and in some foods.
Dental Tip No. 3
At age two or three, you can begin to teach your child proper brushing techniques. But remember, you will need to follow up with brushing and gentle flossing until age seven or eight, when the child has the dexterity to do it alone.
Dental Tip No. 4
Schedule regular oral health appointments starting around your child’s first birthday. Your oral health professional will check for cavities in the primary teeth and watch for developmental problems, as well as help to create a positive experience that may alleviate fear at future visits.
Dental Tip No. 5
Allow and encourage your child to discuss any fears he or she might have about oral health visits, but do not mention the words’hurt’ or ‘pain’. Saying “it won’t hurt” instills the possibility of pain in the child’s thought process.
Dental Tip No. 6
Determine if the water supply that serves your home is fluoridated. If there is not fluoride in your water, discuss supplement options with your dental hygienist.
Ask your dentist or dental hygienist about sealant applications to protect the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth; and about baby bottle tooth decay, which occurs when teeth are frequently exposed to sugar-containing liquids for long periods of time.
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We have flexible appointment times, both early and late, from 8:30am-9pm