Good early dental habits that last a lifetime
Those of us who have children will probably be constantly reminded about how the world revolves around them. The chances are, if we can think back that far, that we also felt the same at that age. Of course, as adults, we now realise that we depended far more heavily on our parents to guide us than we realised and that includes our health care.
It can tempting, as a parent, to give way to a child’s demands simply for some peace and quiet. However, when it comes to their craving for sweets, giving way may well set bad habits that will be continued throughout their lives and should be avoided as much as possible in order to prevent poor dental health.
Recent news reports have stated that around a third of all children in the UK suffer from dental decay to some extent. This figure could, undoubtedly, be reduced if a better awareness of dental health was instilled at an early age.
Encouraging children to clean their teeth can be a tiresome task, but one that is absolutely necessary. There are ways to encourage children to do this though, and the manufacture of cartoon character toothbrushes as well as amusing timer apps on smartphones can help to make this task much easier. Interestingly, in Scotland, a recent experiment saw nurseries supervising the children whilst they cleaned their teeth. This simple experiment saw a drop in dental decay amongst some Scottish children.
Family Dental Care
At Beau Monde Dental Care, we are passionate about caring for children’s teeth and are aware that setting good examples early on can make a significant difference to their oral health as these early examples are very likely to be continued throughout their adult life. To this end, we offer all parents who are registered at our Bristol dentist, free treatment for their children.
It should not, however, simply be a case of treatment. By ensuring that your child visits our dental practice regularly so that their oral health can be monitored, any treatment can be performed early enough to keep it to a minimum. Preventive care is at the core of our work here at Beau Monde Dental.
A good example of preventative dental care is demonstrated by considering gum disease. Whilst, if ignored, this can have devastating effects and cause loss of teeth; if detected early enough, it can very often be corrected simply through an improvement in the cleaning of the teeth and gums. At this stage, a minor professional clean may be all that is necessary to get your gum health back on track.
At Beau Monde Dental Care, we are always happy to offer advice and guidance to parents and children to help them to have strong and healthy teeth for life. To register or make an appointment at our Bristol dental practice, please call our reception team on 0117 330 3495.Google+