Oral Care for Babies & Children

Our Surrey & North Delta dentists and team at Scott 72 Dental Centre are here to guide your children down the path to great oral health that will last a lifetime. 


Cavity Prevention for Children, Surrey Dentist

Caries Control for Children

'Caries control' is the treatment and prevention of cavities (dental decay) in babies and children. Cavity prevention is a crucial element in the overall dental health of children, now and as they get older.

Baby teeth are susceptible to decay from the moment begin to erupt. To prevent decay from setting in, babies' teeth need to be cleaned twice a day, just like adults' teeth.

Regular oral hygiene helps remove bacteria and prevents sugar from lingering on the teeth and gums.

To clean your baby's teeth, use and ultra-soft baby toothbrush and a child-friendly toothpaste. If your baby doesn't have any teeth yet, you can use a clean, damp cloth to wipe the gums after feeding, to get an extra early start.

Between meals or at night, the best drink choice is always water. Fill your baby's nighttime bottle with water instead of milk or juice to help reduce exposure to decay-causing acids and sugars.

Keeping Children's Teeth Healthy

Good life-long oral health starts in childhood. A thorough at-home oral hygiene routine and regular dentist's appointments for cleanings and check-ups are crucial in maintaining excellent dental health.

At Scott 72 Dental Centre, we provide a variety of services to support children's dental health, including:

  • Regular checkups & cleanings
  • Specialized advice for children's dental hygiene routines
  • Fluoride treatments

These elements all contribute to the good dental health of our growing patients.

How often should children visit the dentist?

Children need professional check-ups and cleanings every six months. However, each patient is different, and certain children may require them more often.


Feel free to contact us for more information on oral care for your children!

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