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Dental care for children

A specific know-how

At Adent, particular care is taken in the treatment of our young patients.

Our paediatric dentists are trained in a psychological and educational approach adapted to children. Their role is to reassure and speak with a vocabulary adapted to their age in order to establish a climate of trust.

We offer all types of dental care for children.

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Orthodontic treatments

Our orthodontic dentists offer orthodontic treatment for children. Although orthodontic treatment can be undertaken at any age, most parents want to see their children treated early. Depending on the type of treatment required, an initial interception phase can be carried out by orthodontists as early as 4 years of age.

Various orthodontic treatments are available at Adent dental clinics, which can be adapted to every oral situation. For more information, please visit our article on orthodontics for children!

In addition to this dental care, our qualified dental hygienists use educational methods to explain to them the correct gestures to adopt to maintain their teeth and gums in good health. Our dental prevention specialists help them to get the right reflexes from the first teeth.

Do you have questions about dental hygiene for babies or teenagers? Visit our page dedicated to these topics!

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No matter how small, every tooth must be cleaned every day. As soon as food is ingested, a biofilm forms on the surface of the tooth enamel. This biofilm evolves if it is not regularly cleaned. The evolution results in soft, white deposits on the surface of the teeth, called plaque. Plaque is composed of bacteria, among other things. Bacteria can cause cavities if not cleaned. Plaque can also develop into tartar, a hard white deposit that cannot be removed with a toothbrush.

Even if this rarely happens, the impact of damage to a baby tooth can be felt in an adult tooth. This is because the germs of adult teeth forming under the gums are delicate. They could be damaged if a baby tooth becomes infected or displaced.

Today, we find a wide range of aids for cleaning children’s teeth. You can buy electric toothbrushes, flossers on animal stands, coloured children’s toothbrushes, etc. These tools help you to improve your child’s oral hygiene. Ask our dental hygienists for advice.

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My child is afraid of the dentist, what can I do?

For children who are phobic or anxious about going to the dentist, we have solutions! Our dentists offer treatment with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or hypnosis, both of which can be easily and safely applied to children. You can find more information here.

How can I prevent my child from having oral problems?
1. Pass on good habits to your children!

Brushing is recommended 3x/day: brush after every meal and avoid your children’s continuous sweet nibbling, which can cause cavities and pain.

2. Brush your children’s teeth from the first teeth.

This can be a daunting task, but all teeth, no matter how small, should be cleaned every day. From the first teeth until about 3 years of age, apply toothpaste the size of a grain of rice; then change to the size of a pea.

3. Sweets yes! But Sympadent®!

Choose Sympadent® sweets: they have been tested and approved. These sweets are gentle on children’s and adults’ teeth. You can buy them in various shops in Switzerland. Look for the tooth logo under the umbrella.

4. Do you like to share with your child? Yes, but …

Avoid putting spoons or dummies in your mouth before giving them to your baby: the bacteria that create cavities can be transmitted.

5. Electric toothbrushes: an extra help for optimal cleaning.

Electric toothbrushes are a good aid for your child. It makes brushing easier and encourages them. Our dental hygienists will be happy to inform you concerning this subject.

6. Use age-appropriate fluoride toothpaste.

Fluoride protects the teeth against cavities. You can find toothpastes for under 6s, 6-12s and adults. Change the taste of the toothpaste: children like variety.

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Do you have any questions?

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