Dental care for children

Teach your children good habits

At Adent Dental Clinic, our dentists offer pedodontics (child dental care) to children of all ages. Our teams handles all types of dental treatments for children: cavities, broken teeth, scaling, brushing advice, orthodontics… Our specialists are experienced at treating children and use methods that are appropriate for them.

Our dentists also offer orthodontic care for children. Although orthodontic treatment can be undertaken at almost any age, most parents want early care for their children. Depending on the type of treatment required, a primary interception phase can be performed as early as four years old by an orthodontist. Various orthodontic treatments are available at Adent clinics, meeting individual oral hygiene requirements.

In addition, our qualified dental hygienist will explain to children, using pedagogical methods, how to adopt good habits in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Our dental prevention specialists help children to acquire good habits from their first teeth.

Currently, a wide range of teeth cleaning aids are available on the market, such as electric toothbrushes, dental floss with animal-shaped picks, coloured toothbrushes, etc. These tools will help to improve your child’s oral hygiene. Ask our dental hygienists for advice.

No matter how young your child is, every tooth needs to be cleaned, every day. As soon as food is ingested, a biofilm forms on the surface of the tooth enamel. This biofilm will evolve if teeth are not cleaned regularly. This evolution produces soft, white deposits on the surface of the teeth, called dental plaque. Dental plaque comprises, among other things, bacteria that can lead to cavities if cleaning is not carried out regularly. Dental plaque can also evolve and become dental tartar, hard white deposits that are impossible to remove with a toothbrush alone. 

In some rare cases, the impact of damage to a baby tooth can have repercussions on an adult tooth. In fact, the germ of the adult tooth forming beneath the gums is very delicate; it can be damaged if a milk tooth sinks into the jaw, if there is an infection, or if a milk tooth moves.

Is your child afraid of the dentist?

For children who are afraid or anxious about going to the dentist, we have solutions! Our dentists offer treatment using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or hypnosis, two methods that can be used easily with children. For more information and a list of our dental clinics with these treatments, please visit: https://adent.ch/en/dentophobia/.

Your child’s dental hygiene is very important. Here are some tips to help make dental care less boring and prevent tooth decay

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Get your child used to good oral hygiene!

It is recommended that they brush their teeth three times a day after each meal. Your child should avoid constantly snacking on sweet food as this can cause tooth decay and pain.

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Brush your child’s teeth from the moment the first one appears.

This may seem daunting, but even tiny teeth must be cleaned every day.

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Sweets – yes! But tooth friendly sweets!

Look out for sweets with the Happy Tooth logo (Sympadent in French, Zahnfreundlich in German). These products have been tested and recognised as being tooth-friendly. They are available in shops throughout Switzerland – just look out for logo of the tooth under the umbrella.

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You like to share things with your child?

Yes! OK, but avoid putting a spoon or pacifier in your mouth before giving it to your child. The bacteria that cause tooth decay can be transmitted from your mouth to theirs.

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Consider an electric toothbrush for your child.

They make cleaning easier and so encourages children to take better care of their teeth. Ask our dental hygienist for advice.

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We recommend that you use a toothpaste appropriate for your child’s age.

The fluoride protects their teeth against cavities. It’s easy to find toothpaste for children under 6 years, for children aged 6 to 12 years and for adults. Buy different flavours of toothpaste – children love the variety!

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