Routine exams & cleans

Preventative Dentistry Geelong & Lara

A healthy smile is more than just white teeth.

For children’s dentistry, it is recommended that children have their teeth checked at least every 6 months. This preventive approach assists in them developing dental confidence and in being able to diagnose and treat potential problems as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Baby teeth are the foundations for the adult teeth that will follow so it makes good sense to visit us for the first time by the age of 2 -3 years old.

At LARA dental we suggest that the kids should come along to one of your routine appointments to experience sitting in the chair and get used to sounds, smells and meet the LARA dental team. Our dental therapists are highly experienced with children and have the extra time that some children may need to build that important relationship and the toys and stickers don’t hurt either!

Frequently Asked Questions

Your teeth are so important as they:

  • Allow us to chew and digest food
  • Let us talk and pronounce words
  • Keeps your jawbone strong
  • Help to give our face shape

A healthy smile can be your greatest asset. This is why it’s so important to give your teeth the best care possible.

Brushing your teeth is important as it removes plaque. If this plaque isn’t removed from the surfaces of your teeth, it can build up into hard tartar which can only be removed by a dentist.

Properly brushing your teeth doesn’t need to be hard. Follow these few steps below:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle towards the gum line.
  • Spread a pea sized about of toothpaste on your toothbrush.
  • Start with gentle circular motions on the outside of your teeth.
  • Repeat on the inside surfaces.
  • For the chewing surfaces use a back and forth motion.

You actually don’t need to rinse your mouth after brushing. The small amount of fluoride toothpaste left in your mouth after spitting will continue to fight tooth decay.

Just like adults, children can benefit from a dental check-up every six months. This ensures they are developing and growing correctly, and their teeth and gums remain healthy.

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