Kid's teeth

Learn more about kids’ and baby teeth here and find a range of information and advice on teething, oral health, treating dental caries, and when you should see a paediatric dentist.

Kids’ teeth – 6 to 13 years

From about 6 years of age, your child’s adult teeth start to appear. Dr Simon Reeves offers advice on how to handle your children’s dental hygiene as they become more independent.

Kids’ teeth – from six months to six years

Children generally start teething at six months, which is when they should start seeing a dentist. Dr Simon Reeves shares some helpful advice on teaching your young children about oral hygiene.

A child’s first time at the dentist

Children should become accustomed to oral care from when they are babies and should visit the dentist regularly from early childhood to help them establish good dental habits.

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Dr Imraan Hoosen qualified from the Medical University of South Africa in 1997. Together with his partner, Dr Hoosen now runs a group of dental practices around Johannesburg (Lesedi Private Hospital, Highlands North Medical Centre , Brenthurst Clinic, Parklane Clinic, Simmonds Street Medical and Dental Centre, Soni Medical Centre- Newclare). Dr Hoosen can be contacted on 011 933 4096.

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