Importance of Oral Hygiene in Preventing Gum Disease for Infants

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in News
Importance of Oral Hygiene in Preventing Gum Disease for Infants

Gum disease can lead to teeth loss even in infant children. Symptoms of gum disease include redness of gums, swollen gum tissue, bleeding and sensitivity.

Key takeaways:

– A dentist can advise on the best practices for good oral hygiene care for your infant.

– If you don’t regularly clean your infant’s mouth, they are more likely to get gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.

– Clean your infant’s mouth each time after feeding regardless of whether any teeth have come through yet.

“If you suspect your infant has gum disease, you should schedule an appointment with your child-friendly dentist as soon as possible to determine what the problem is and to seek treatment before your child’s mouth is further affected.”

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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.