All parents want to give their children the best possible start in life; it’s a natural instinct of parenthood. You want to send your child to the best school, ensure they have the right group of friends and are pursuing the hobbies which interest them. Making sure that their health is good is a priority too and, from a young age, you ought to be doing your best to make sure that your children’s teeth are in the best of conditions too.
The sad fact is that children will have to live with the consequences of any lapses in dental health for the rest of their lives. Make sure that from a young age you build up a rapport with your Weston-Super-Mare dentist and allow your child to feel comfortable in going to the surgery; it is something that they should be doing for the rest of their lives after all.
Children can be very insistent in their desires for sweet treats. But you ought to make sure that they are kept to a minimum and that brushing occurs afterwards. This is so that cavities do not ensue as a result of plaque building up. Getting children to brush their teeth can be a battle in itself but don’t give in. Give them incentives like offering rewards for proper brushing. You can draw up a fun and colourful wall chart that they can fill in themselves, thus giving them ownership of the health of their teeth. Child psychologists regard this as crucial.
Over the age of about eighteen months, it is quite safe for children to use tooth paste containing fluoride and dentists recommend it so that their teeth can reap the benefits of being strengthened as a result.