Paediatric Dentistry: Top tips for children to maintain healthy teeth

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in News
Paediatric Dentistry: Top tips for children to maintain healthy teeth

At Moira Wong Orthodontics we look after the teeth of children of all ages. We have a dedicated interest in maintaining the highest standards of child patient care and dental education for children.

With our Paediatric Dentist Dr Carmen Colomar, our high in-house standards ensure that our young patients have an increased awareness for the importance of maintaining excellent dental hygiene. Our special interest and understanding of Paediatric Dentistry allows us to help educate children to become more conscientious of the tooth surfaces when brushing their own teeth.

We believe that children do not have live with a compromised smile which often occurs during their most sensitive years as teenagers. So we provide the best advice possible and constantly monitor the child’s dental health through regular checkups as they grow.

Teaching Your Children How to Brush and Floss

It is very important to start the habit of good oral health care at an early age. This is why Dr Moira Wong has been visiting schools and nurseries to talk to the children about why and how to take care of their teeth. Dr Wong is a strong believer in prevention: the earlier the children are aware of how to take care of their teeth, the better the outcomes.

Top tips for children to maintain healthy teeth

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, after breakfast and again after dinner
  • Brush for a least two minutes each time. Your parents should supervise you if you are seven years or younger
  • Use a small to medium sized brush with soft to medium bristles
  • When most of your adult teeth have come through, get your parents or your hygienist to teach you how to floss
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash to strengthen the enamel of your teeth. Your parents should supervise you if you are seven years or younger
  • Eat healthily. Your diet must include fresh fruit and vegetables to ensure proper formation of your teeth
  • Limit sugary food and drinks to meal times
  • Get into the habit of drinking or rinsing your mouth with water after eating sugary foods
  • If you need a snack between meal times, snack on things such as carrots or celery sticks
  • If you need a drink between meal times, drink water or milk
  • Do not drink too many fizzy drinks
  • Visit one of our dentists at least once a year
  • If you play contact sports, such as rugby or karate, get one of our dentists to make you a custom-made mouthguard

Are you looking for a dental practice where you know your children are in good hands? Here at Moira Wong Orthodontics we look after the teeth of children of all ages from across the Kensington and Notting Hill area…

If you have dental concerns, please make an appointment with us.
Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist

An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.