When it comes to children, we all know the importance good dental care and oral hygiene can play in the development of a child. No matter what age your child is, once they start developing their teeth, it’s important to look after your children’s oral health.
We offer children’s dental check-ups and we believe it is never too early for kids to start taking care of their teeth and for them to be aware of good oral health practices. The practices and habits attained from childhood will be sure to last well into adulthood. Therefore, it is vital to get them right from the start.
When it comes to learning the importance of good oral hygiene, it is never too early to start. This is why we encourage families to visit their London family dentist to be able to instil good oral health care habits from the start. They get to learn from professionals how to take good care of their teeth and know the right way of brushing and flossing to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
The more children visit dentists, the more they get accustomed to this practice and it becomes normal. Their fear of paying the dentist a visit lessens and they understand that it is for their own well being to visit the dentist to ensure their dental health is in order. They will also develop a healthy attitude towards dental visits into their teen and adult years and they won’t have to wait too long to get checked in the event of any dental issue. Over time, children will feel more at ease and dentist’s visits will be less problematic with regular checks and visits. The dentist can also perform tooth cleaning for children to ensure proper oral health to prevent tooth decay and cavities.
When your child’s teeth are checked regularly, any problems that start to arise can be stopped in their tracks and can be prevented from getting worse. This saves you money and time in the long run. Sometimes the issues may arise from improper dental hygiene, diet and this can be stopped and resolved in good time, if detected early enough.
More often than not, plaque or tartar builds up on teeth and removing this by regular cleaning helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the teeth. Most kids haven’t developed the motor skills needed to brush and floss their teeth well and this is where hygienist treatment for children comes in. This is important to be able to remove the debris and build up that might have been missed. Since tooth decay is one of children’s most common diseases and since it is assumed, they are likely to develop cavities later in life, it is important to identify and arrest issues like cavities in the early stages so that it can be managed as soon as possible.
Cavities that are neglected can damage the teeth leading to bacterial infections like periodontitis and in extreme cases, to the need of tooth extractions and fillings. Your kids’ dental check-up frequency should range from at least 3 – 4 visits a year or more depending on your child’s dental needs.
When baby teeth are healthy then adult teeth come out strong and healthy too. This is why it’s important to take care of baby teeth to prevent them from falling out too soon. If this happens, then the rest of the teeth will move forward causing the permanent teeth to grow crooked or out of place.
Regular check-ups help you know about your child’s dental health and issues like crooked teeth, overcrowding and more that can be detected early and if any preventive methods can be applied, they are done in good time.
Children’s dental health is a priority to us at Muswell Hill Smile and we have expert dentists and orthodontists for children, offering a range of dental cleaning services for the little patients. We always do our best to ensure the kids are as comfortable as possible and we always explain what we are doing and the importance of the procedure they are having so that they understand the benefit of the visit.
During their dental check-ups here they will learn more about oral hygiene and how to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
If you want to arrange a consultation for any family member, drop us an email at email@example.com and we will gladly arrange an appointment at your convenience.
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