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.
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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.