Dentist tips for children with Toothbeary? Always treat cavities. Kids get cavities, too, and it’s important to treat them, even in baby teeth. Untreated cavities cause pain, infections, speech impediments, and other serious problems, so make sure to treat cavities right away. Forming good habits early and scheduling regular dentist visits are the best ways to protect your child’s dental health. If you have questions about dental health for kids, schedule an appointment.
Teach Good Habits: Brushing is crucial from the get-go. Before your baby has teeth, you can gently brush his gums. Use water on a baby toothbrush, or clean them with a soft washcloth. When your baby’s teeth appear, brush twice a day with an infant toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Start flossing when two of his teeth touch each other. Ask your dentist about techniques and schedules. Brush and floss just before bedtime. After that, don’t give your child any food or drink, except water, until the next morning.
Babies are born with all their teeth – you can’t see them because they are hidden in the gums. Baby teeth start to break through the gums around 6 months but it is important to start good oral care for infants even before the first tooth comes in. From healthy gums come healthy teeth. Wipe your baby’s gums with a soft washcloth after feeding. This helps remove the bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
At Toothbeary we use hypnosis techniques to help your child relax during treatment. Hypnosis works by focusing the child’s awareness on non-threatening aspects of the experience, whilst in a trance-like state. By narrating positive thoughts and diverting the child’s mind from the treatment, it helps him/her to “switch off”, while still remaining responsive. Children feel pleasantly influenced by hypnosis, creating an overall happy experience. If a child is traumatised we offer hypnotherapy, which will help to overcome his/her fear and build up a trustful relationship again. Find extra details Children’s hypnosis and hypnotherapy in London. Most children won’t have the motor skills to brush their teeth properly until they’re around eight years old. Be sure to supervise their brushing and check the surface of the teeth afterwards. Whilst they are brushing, make sure they do not swallow toothpaste. If you feel they have missed a spot, encourage them to go over the area again. Take your child to the dentist for the first time when their very first tooth starts coming through. Every six months thereafter, try to keep on top of their dental health, unless an issue arises such as teeth grinding or a lisp. Scheduling appointments from an early age will familiarise your child with the dentist in a non-threatening way and builds trust.
Summer dental tip : As a London pediatric dentistry, we take our responsibility toward children’s dental health seriously and offer our easy-to-follow dental hygiene tips for parents to make sure your child’s smile stays happy and healthy. Pack a Toothbrush for Overnight Visits: If your child is sleeping over at a friend’s house or visiting grandma for the weekend, make sure that their children’s toothbrush and toothpaste is packed. If you’re worried grandma won’t enforce teeth brushing, we recommend buying your child an inexpensive toothbrush with their favorite character on it. This can provide an incentive for them to try out their new toothbrush during their weekend away.
We are a unique paediatric dentist in London designed exclusively to give full play to the inquisitive, innocent and fun young minds of children aged 0-18. We are passionate and dedicated about providing the highest standard of paediatric dentistry and modern, state of the art treatments in the most child friendly, playful and relaxed atmosphere. Our professional individualised approach and our belief that each visit to the dentist should be fun, form the essence of our philosophy that drives us to develop the most positive and rewarding experiences to promote and reinforce optimal and long-term oral health. See extra info toothbeary.co.uk.
Let Your Kid Pick His Own Toothbrush: It is customary to change toothbrush at least every three months. This is to make sure that the bristles maintain their scrubbing ability and bacteria don’t accumulate in the brush. You can make this a fun experience by letting your kid choose his own toothbrush. You can opt for movie character themed toothbrush or an electric toothbrush that’s known to be a kiddy favourite. When it comes to choosing toothpastes, make sure that you pick kid-friendly ones that’s not too harsh on the mouth or too minty for the child. Kid-friendly toothpaste often have fruity sweet flavors and are mild to gums.