Paediatric Dentist in Cork

Paediatric Dentist in Cork

Babies grow up so fast, including the growth of their first set of teeth. Caring for your baby’s teeth during the early stages of teething and the development of a full set of baby teeth is essential, including routine checkups by a trustworthy dentist. If you’re looking for a paediatric dentist in Cork, you’ve come to the right place. 
Bandon Dental offers a wide range of paediatric dental services for babies and children at all stages of development, including checkups and dental/oral examinations to promote healthy teeth and gums as your children grow older. We understand that some children can be afraid or nervous when it comes to dental check-ups, but our team are trained to help them feel at ease.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a paediatric dentist?

Paediatric dentists specialise in diagnosing and treating dental issues in babies, children and teenagers. Rather than focus on adult-specific treatments like dental crowns and teeth whitening, paediatric dentists are trained to deal with the issues that are unique to growing jaws, gums and teeth. As well as dealing with dental problems as they arise, a private paediatric specialist will help prevent future issues before they become lifelong problems. Keeping on top of these issues will save you from having to schedule an emergency paediatric appointment.

Q: How often should kids go to the dentist?

As baby teeth appear, it’s important to take your child for regular dental check-ups. Generally, you should aim to schedule a dental check-up at least once every six months. If your child’s teeth are particularly healthy, an annual visit may prove sufficient. However, if they’re dealing with tooth decay and recurrent problems, visiting a dentist once every three months is a good idea.

Q: When should I first take my baby for a dental checkup?

You should take your baby for their first check-up with a kid’s dentist in Cork after their first birthday. In most children, baby teeth begin to appear at around six months of age. If your child’s teeth begin to emerge later than this, schedule a check-up six months after the first tooth appears.

Q: What is a bitewing X-Ray?

Bitewing X-rays are the most common X-rays dentists use during a check-up. A bitewing X-ray provides dental professionals with a single view of the lower and upper back teeth. This makes it easy to check how lower and upper teeth align, allowing dentists to check for signs of decay and infection.

Q: When should I start brushing my baby's teeth?

As soon as your baby’s first tooth appears, you’ll need to start a regular brushing routine. In most cases, the first baby tooth erupts at the age of six months. However, it can be earlier with some children. Brush twice daily for around two minutes with warm water. As children get older, you can start introducing small amounts of fluoride toothpaste.

Q: When do you lose your baby teeth?

Most children begin to lose their baby teeth at the age of six. The upper and lower front teeth are usually the first to wobble and fall out. In most children, all baby teeth will have fallen out by the age of 12. Adult teeth can take a while to erupt, with the first permanent teeth to emerge is the molars.

Q: What other services do we offer?

As well as being a paediatric dentist in Ireland, we cater to adult patients. Our dentists in Bandon complete a range of restorative and cosmetic procedures, including dental bridges, dental crowns, orthodontics and Invisalign fittings. You can also book a same-day appointment with our emergency dentist if you suffer from a toothache, broken tooth, chipped tooth etc. Or our dental hygienist for a routine clean. 

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Healthy babies and children need healthy teeth and gums, so take them to Bandon Dental for quality care at affordable prices.

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