Family oriented Dentists
Lassus Tandartsen is a dental practice that focuses on the entire family. Children are, therefore, very welcome in our practice. Most cavities emerge between the age of 4 and 21 years old. As a result of this, we focus extra time and attention on this age group.
The first visit to a children friendly dentist
We believe that children are never too young for their first visit to the dentist. We recommend bringing your child with you to the dentist from the age of two years old. The first visit with your child is an introduction where they can get used to the dental practice environment and the dentist. Seeing that you’re not afraid of visiting the dentists will make your child feel comfortable a lot quicker. If your child is at ease with us, we’ll invite them to sit in the dental chair. It’s also possible that the dentist will look in your child’s mouth for the first time to count the number of teeth and molars.
As soon as your child is used to the dentist, checkups can occur. During the checkup, we’ll investigate the general health of your child’s teeth and will count the number of teeth and molars. Afterwards, we’ll provide tips for cleaning and nutrition advice. The checkups of your child take place during your own periodic dental appointments.
Cavity treatment by children friendly dentists
If the dentist sees cavities in any of the teeth of your son or daughter during a checkup, they’ll handle this carefully and thoughtfully. The dentist will take the time to discuss this playfully with your child. We’ll be open, honest, and communicate with your child in an understandable manner.
Child teeth development
Children start losing baby teeth roughly around the age of 5 or 6 years old. Permanent (or adult) molars emerge behind your child’s existing teeth. The emergence of the first permanent molars often goes unnoticed, as these appear in the back of the mouth and do not lead to the loss of milk teeth.
The exchange of the rest of the teeth and molars will not go unnoticed. Premolars, canines, and incisors will erupt into the gaps left by primary teeth that have fallen out. This process is usually completed by the age of 13. After this, at around the age of 14, 2 large molars will erupt, and it’s also possible that between the ages of 18 to 24, the third set of molars (wisdom teeth) can erupt.
Prevention and good dental hygiene are important to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Teeth brushing and healthy nutritional habits play an important role in this. At our dental practice, we provide the following preventative treatments:
Most cavities appear at the moment that the molars have fully erupted. This is due to newly erupted molars often containing deep grooves. It’s easy for food particles and bacteria to sit within the grooves. Even good brushing of teeth is sometimes not enough, this is because the grooves are so narrow and deep that it’s not possible for a toothbrush to remove everything effectively.
To prevent cavities, it’s possible for the dentist to seal the molars. The grooves are covered with a thin layer of synthetic resin or fluoride-holding cement during this treatment.
Fluoride makes teeth and molars stronger. For health reasons, fluoride can only be used in small concentrations. The Ivory Cross gives the following advice for the use of fluoride by children:
0 to 1 years old
As the first tooth erupts: Clean once per day with children’s toothpaste that contains fluoride
2-4 years old
Clean twice a day with children’s toothpaste that contains fluoride
5 years and older
Clean twice a day with fluoride-based toothpaste for adults
If your child has multiple cavities or dental caries, the dentist may advise additional fluoride use or a fluoride treatment.
Our dentist for orthodontics can correct children’s teeth that are too far forward or crooked by placing braces. For health reasons, it can be important for children to wear braces. A mouth with straight teeth makes it possible to bite, chew, talk and laugh well. The position of some teeth can lead to damage of the gums, dental asymmetry in the face and malformed jaws or an overbite. Read more about braces on this page.
Lassus Tandartsen is committed to providing exceptional dental services for all the family. We pride ourselves on having the most children friendly dentists in Amsterdam.
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” I called this practice on a Saturday as I had so much pain. I was able to see them immediately and they helped me with the pain. The rest of the treatment was completed the following week. I’m so happy that I ended up at this practice.”Happy client