06 May Why Do We Love Mum- Giving Your Child a Healthy Smile for Life
As a parent, one of the greatest things you can do for your child is to make sure they enjoy a healthy smile. Excellent dental care begins early, and ideally, your child should visit the dentist before age one.
During this first visit, our dentist will gently check your child’s mouth, just to ensure their teeth and jaws are developing nicely. We can provide a wealth of information on how best to care for your child’s teeth, as you will need to begin brushing them with a baby toothbrush and appropriate toothpaste.
Usually, children need to see a dentist at six-monthly intervals, and these regular visits can help to develop a positive attitude to ongoing dental care. You can help too by making sure you talk about dental care positively and avoiding negative terms like pain or needles! As your child gets older, we can provide advice about the best diet for healthy teeth and gums. We can also work with them directly, teaching them the proper brushing and flossing techniques. Hopefully, these healthy habits will stay with them for life.