Sparkle Dental Care

Why Prevention Is Better Than Cure

July 8, 2018
Posted By: Dr Kai Xu
Smile | Dentist in Fairfield VIC

Prevention can help to save a lot of problems in the long run.

Prevention and good oral hygiene should start at an early age. Even before teething, babies should only have breast milk, formula or tap water to drink. At around 8 months old, the transition from bottle to cup is recommended as a bottle gives more exposure to natural milk which causes decay.

Baby teeth should be brushed from about 18 months of age with a small amount of low-fluoride toothpaste (children's toothpaste).

Diet is a big factor to preventative care, as it is clear that high sugar drinks and foods cause decay. Limiting high sugar foods is crucial to good health and less chance of decay. 

In saying this, 6 monthly check ups are also vital as dentists have the ability to see problems underneath the tooth surface using x-rays, and are able to see which spots are being missed while brushing. 


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Dear Patients, 

The health and safety of our staff and patients is most important. We have therefore made the difficult decision to temporarily close both practices from Thursday 9th July until approximately 14th September. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and may look to re-open the practice earlier.

For any emergency cases, our front office and dentist will still be taking calls and providing you with the necessary support.

Take care, stay healthy and safe and we'll (hopefully) see you soon!

The Sparkle Dental Team