January 15th, 2013
Your children are always going to be the love of your life, but boy, as they grow you are going to have to be aware that they are going to take a lot of nurturing and looking after until they can start to do it for themselves. This is especially true about their teeth as well and so you need to get yourself prepared. Advice is always on hand from Mulberry dental care of Walton as they serve the Sunbury area: they can supply you with all the information and a guide to your children’s oral health and it would be advice well taken. From the moment your child begins teething, you need to get on enlist the help of a paediatrician in these early days and then later, a dentist too. You need to know how to administer good oral hygiene and diet to your kids in these early years as this will define how their teeth grow in the future. The next big hurdle is when their secondary teeth come through- again a tricky time, but you should have a dentist to turn to by this time. They will inevitably suffer from tooth decay, some children may need orthodontic treatment to re-align crooked teeth and if you haven’t had enough of them and kicked them out by the time they are 18, you may well watch their wisdom teeth come through too. All of this will cost money too, so you have to plan from the moment your child is born.
January 1st, 2013
When your baby is born, the development of their teeth is of vital importance because if you get this right, they will have excellent oral health in the future. Now, you need to learn as much as you can because it is so easy for things to go wrong at this stage of your child’s life and serving the Molesey area is Mulberry dental care of Walton. They can supply you with all the information about the growth of your baby’s teeth. For example, it is all very easy to give a crying baby a bottle to pacify it, but doing this regularly, it can lead to tooth decay. Too much over feeding can lead to a build up of film and acids on the surfaces of the teeth and unless you remove it by cleaning, the teeth will suffer and the damage done by this can seriously hinder the growth and health of the secondary teeth that follow. Too much bottle can also affect the way the teeth grow and also, wear away at the enamel of the teeth, again leading to tooth decay. It is the time to be vigilant and ensure your child’s teeth are kept hygienic and as clean as possible to get through these tricky years.
December 27th, 2012
There are many ways that we try to protect our teeth from decay throughout our lives, from brushing to flossing to mouth-washing: we also have the best ally a person can get- our dentist. But essentially, we do have a good sense and sensibility of how to go about such things. This however cannot be said for our young children who are still coming to terms with just how big the world is! We can try to teach them about brushing their teeth and how to look after their oral health- they may well become accomplished at it too, but there is nothing that you can do about what they shovel into to their mouths when you are not looking- particularly prevalent when they trot off to school. Tooth decay is a constant threat to kids, especially on the surfaces of the back teeth where they love to munch on all those fantastic sugary sweets and chocolate, but help is at hand. Dental sealants are one of those inventions that most parents wished were around in their day. There are no hefty preparations involved in fitting them: the tooth is washed and dried before a gel is applied to the chewing surfaces. Again the tooth is washed and dried before the sealant is brushed on which will start to set after about a couple of minutes. Simple to do, the sealant can last up to ten years, by which time you hope that your child has learnt to understand all about oral health inKingston-upon-Thamesand you too can learn more about sealants from Mulberry Dental Care of Walton- they serve the area.
December 15th, 2012
When you decide to settle down in Sunbury and have children, you are about to embark on what can be, a beautiful journey. But, it is going to be really hard work in the beginning as you have to ensure that your kid’s have a good healthy start to their lives and that is going to take a big effort and is no better portrayed than in their oral health. If you feed them a good balanced diet, there is no reason why their teeth shouldn’t be healthy too, but their teeth need constant monitoring, especially when they first break through. These delicate little teeth are very vulnerable to what’s called baby bottle decay, which essentially is when the teeth become covered with a film of foodstuffs and bacteria forms- and it will quickly if you don’t ensure that this film is removed: they can be brushed, flossed and the gums need massaging as well. Hopefully you will have a dentist around for regular check-ups and a paediatrician as well to monitor growth. Get this spot-on, and it will help the secondary teeth to come through healthy and should last them all of their life. As soon as is possible, you should get your child brushing and teach them the importance of oral hygiene. Of course, the problem as they grow is that they will love everything that’s bad for their teeth- all things sugary, and once they get to school, they will get up to all manner of eating habits behind your back. If you suspect your children are eating poorly when out of site, you have one final ace up your sleeve- you can have them fitted with dental sealants that will protect the surfaces from acid attacks. Mulberry Dental Care though based in Walton, serve the area and are a perfect sounding board for advice on caring for your children’s oral health.
December 1st, 2012
Looking after your children’s teeth is of the utmost importance, especially in the really early years of their lives. When their teeth first come through, how they grow and how they are looked after will define their oral health for the rest of their lives. The problem that you parents have in Molesey is to be very aware of tooth decay, or baby bottle as it is not so affectionately called. Baby Bottle decay results from the build up of foods, milk and fruit juices acids settling on the surfaces of the teeth after feeding, which is why they need to be cleaned with a gauze, gently brushed and the gums massaged where possible and a child should definitely not be fed before going to sleep and if you do leave them with a bottle, ensure it is only filled with water. Once the teeth do start to show, you should have already got a dentist and paediatrician on board in order to monitor the growth and check for decay. The child should also start to be weaned from the bottle and pacifiers as soon as possible as this could affect the growth of the front teeth and lead to damaged secondary teeth and speech problems. If you have any worries about this or the way you are going about things, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care of Walton who serves the area.
October 11th, 2012
It’s a beautiful thing falling pregnant with view to starting your own family and no doubt, full of in trepidation and excitement. The thing is, without bringing you back down to earth too hard, you are going have to look after your child as it grows and especially its teeth. This can be done before the kid is born by first finding a fairly local family dentist who is not going to be far away, because your child will be in and out regularly, especially if they have to have braces later on in life, so you don’t want to be forking out endlessly on travel- speaking of which, you are going to have to budget in paying for your child’s treatment as well, so when you have found a dentist, you should enquire about insurance policies or payment plans as well. Then, when the happy day comes, you need to be ready for the teething period so by then you should have found a paediatrician to help with your child’s oral health. Some years later, after you have helped teach them the art of oral hygiene, their new teeth will come through and now is the time to use the family dentist. Teeth during this period are very open to decay so you and your dentist need to be vigilant. Now you have got this far, you need to be ready for the next instalment of your child’s teeth, should it be required- having braces fitted. Now, this should be the last real problem you have unless, you love your child that much and allow them to keep nesting with you, for next up are wisdom teeth….who said it was easy for you! For information on your children’s teeth in Worcester Park, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton for expert advice.
August 29th, 2012
At any time in your life in Weybridge, dentistry can be quite complicated as can be the work you do at home to maintain your oral hygiene. But as a Surrey practise will concur, probably the most delicate time is that when your teeth are developing- when you are a child. As a parent, you should be in a pretty good position to look after your kids as their teeth develop because you would have gone through it all yourself. But even dentistry is different for children because they have special needs and if the teeth grow correctly up to wisdom teeth breaking through, there is a good chance the teeth will last for life. From a baby, a paediatrician is vital in the development of teeth and for monitoring problems such as tooth decay. Then when you are ready, it’s time to find a dentist that is likely to be around during the growing years in order to build a good historic record of the teeth and of course, to put right any wrong your child may experience along the way. They are also a great ally when teaching your child about the importance of oral care and what to eat in order to keep their teeth healthy and strong.
July 30th, 2012
Teaching children from an early age the importance of good dental care will pay off dividends throughout their lives. Dentistry for children is normally undertaken by a specialist Paedriactic dentist who has had extra training in the needs, issues and behaviours of children in relation to dental care.
When the first teeth appear for a young baby your local dentist will be able to tell you if they are growing properly. It is important that these first teeth are straight and well spaced, both because of the child’s current comfort level but also for their future dental health. The first set of teeth will be lost at some age around six or seven. If a tooth is knocked out or damaged at an earlier age your dentist will normally simply wait for the adult tooth to appear without the need for placing a false tooth of any kind.
As children come into their teenage years the teeth will enter their final stage of development and form into their natural shape. It is only at this point that it will become apparent whether the adult teeth are settling in comfortably. Consult with your Weybridge dentist to see how your teenagers teeth are coming along. If the teeth appear to be angled or misaligned, a fairly common occurrence, your dentist will recommend that they wear braces to properly align the teeth.
As children is the best possible time to set their dental habits. Teaching them the importance of brushing and flossing will help to make sure that they have healthy teeth throughout their lives. Your local dentist will be able to answer any Paedriactic dental questions you may have.
May 29th, 2012
Children’s teeth are not the easiest of customers for you or a Weybridge dentist to deal with as up to the age of 17, there are some pretty incredible changes that go on in the mouth that you, as a parent are going to have to deal with- and there will be tears along the way. From the moment your child is born, their teeth have already started to develop beneath the gums, but it is when they come through, you have your first real test on your hands, which is why you should befriend a paediatrician to help you through these early years and then, find a dentist to help monitor the growth of your children’s teeth, because the next crisis is when your child’s second teeth come through, again a delicate time. Throughout all of this, you must also instil into your kid the importance of oral hygiene in order to save them from the perils of tooth decay. Next up, further down the line, during their teenage years, your child may well need some form of orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth up and again this can be a traumatic time because they may need to wear a brace for some years and this can damage a child’s confidence during an important period of their lives- you need to be there to pick up the emotion fall out of this. Of course throughout all of this, you need to pay for the treatments so you must plan ahead by going through the NHS or by setting up some form of dental insurance that will help you these years. It isn’t easy and if you are worried about such problems, you should get in touch with Mulberry dental care to help point you in the right direction.
April 29th, 2012
Starting an oral health routine of daily brushing should start in early childhood. Children should understand the importance of looking after their teeth and gums from an early age so that they can get into the routine of regular cleaning but also to be aware of the types of food and drink that can be harmful to their teeth. Children should start getting used to going to the dentist regularly so that it becomes a normal part of their life. Most dentists are extremely child friendly and make the experience fun, especially at the Mulberry Dental Clinic, which is conveniently located for patients from Weybridge.
Sweets and chocolate
Children love chocolate and sweets and fizzy drinks, that’s a given. Stopping children having these is pretty much impossible, so it is important that children look after their teeth after eating and drinking sugary things and as they grow older they may then understand the importance of a balanced diet. Making brush time fun often works, there are many novelty brushes with flashing lights and favourite characters to keep children entertained and excited to brush their teeth. But let’s face it, children, adults, we all love chocolate!
An option available at Mulberry Dental Care is a dental sealant which is generally used between the ages of 6-10. This coats the top of the teeth to prevent decay. They last for around 10 years and it is a great solution to stop children suffering tooth loss or decay at a young age. For more information speak to your Mulberry Dental care clinic.