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By Dr Tonya Kirk
I AM often asked by people, “what is the
best age for my child to start seeing the den-
My answer is always: it is never too soon!
The Australian Dental Association advises
that babies should have their first dental vis-
it as soon as the first tooth is cut.
Early dental visits ensure that everything
is developing as it should, and also provide
useful advice to parents and guardians about
how to best protect babies’ teeth against de-
At these visits, the dentist will examine the
baby quickly - usually on the comfort of their
parent’s knee, with an emphasis on preven-
The most common form of dental decay
found in very young children is known as
These nursing caries occur when the teeth
are being consistently bathed in milk, for-
mula or other drinks - particularly when a
bottle is being used as a pacifier.
Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria
in our mouth turn sugars into acids by fer-
Some sugars such as sucrose are turned
into acid very quickly.
Drinks containing these sugars (such as
soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices) should
never be given to small children, and defi-
nitely never in a nursing bottle.
The sugar present in milk and formula is
known as lactose.
Lactose is fermented by oral bacteria a lot
more slowly than other sugars and is gener-
ally far less harmful to the teeth.
However, if the bottle is being used as a
comforter and the milk is in contact with the
teeth for prolonged periods of time, dental
decay can occur.
Even human breast milk can cause dental
decay if baby is suckling for prolonged peri-
ods, especially overnight.
All babies and toddlers love to suck on
things, and doing so is important psycho -
logically for them.
However, if the need for sucking is met
with a bottle containing milk or other fluids,
the sugar can lead to tooth decay.
For this reason, it is far better to use
a dummy as a pacifier (or baby might use
fingers or a thumb) and keep the bottle or
breastmilk just for nutrition at mealtimes.
It is perfectly normal for babies and young
children to want to use sucking to pacify un-
til the age of about four and until this time,
there is no need to worry about pacifier use.
Quick tips to keep baby’s teeth healthy:
• Use the bottle as a means of feeding the
baby at mealtimes only - move on to a sippy-
cup as soon as baby can manage.
• Avoid allowing baby to suckle on breast-
milk for prolonged periods overnight.
• Stick to infant formula, milk or water in
a bottle - avoid sugary juices.
• Visit your dentist as soon as the first
tooth comes through for advice about diet,
effective cleaning and to pick up any prob-
For more information or to book an ap-
pointment call 5674 2691, drop in at our
friendly clinic at 2a High Street, Inverloch or
Dr Tonya Kirk from Inverloch Family Dental
THE Phillip Island & District Liquor Accord,
made up of representatives from local licensed
premises and police, is committed to reduc-
ing antisocial behaviour through a banning
process and regular consultation between the
representatives and local police.
Phillip Island is one of the safest places in
Victoria with statistics recording low levels of
This in turn, impacts on police numbers –
low crime areas means lower levels of avail-
Nevertheless, whilst incidents have remained
low, the accord members met recently regard-
ing the current police resources in Cowes
which has seen numbers lower than normal
due to ill health and leave commitments, and
as a result, took up the cause with local MP
Discussions included the Cowes Cultural
Precinct being used on
Wednesdays as a “shop front” for Cowes Po -
lice which is due to open tomorrow.
This will continue until the new Cowes Police
station opens in early 2018.
The Phillip Island & District Liquor Accord
members are only as strong as its member-
ship so please support your Liquor Accord.
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