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.
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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.
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.
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.