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.