Pediatric Dentistry in Fuengirola, Mijas Costa, Los Boliches and Colmenar
The goal of pediatric dentistry is to take care of children’s dental health. From age 6 onwards, it is recommended to have your children’s teeth checked. This is to ensure the health of the primary teeth until they are replaced by permanent teeth.
Often, there is a mistaken belief that since primary teeth will eventually fall out, they do not need to be treated. But primary teeth serve their purpose. It is not a good idea to leave them untreated, because they can cause pain and infections.
Pediatric dentist in Fuengirola
Doctor Javier Cerezo
The most important factor is that, from an early age, children develop a habit of brushing their teeth after every meal. What type of toothbrush to choose depends on the child’s preference. Both are equally effective when used regularly with a correct brushing technique.
The type of toothpaste depends on the child’s age. For children under 6 years old, toothpaste should contain a maximum of 500ppm of fluoride. For children over 7 years old, it is recommended to use toothpaste with 1100-1450ppm of fluoride.
It’s recommended to schedule your child’s first check-up when they are one year old, even if there are no apparent problems.