Whether your children already have a mouth full of teeth, or only a few have emerged, it’s time to start thinking about keeping their lovely smile healthy. By the time their baby teeth start to fall out when your child is six or seven, it is really important to keep juvenile teeth and gums in perfect shape while they are preparing the way for adult teeth.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we encourage parents to guard and promote their children’s dental health and oral hygiene. However, when it comes to dental visits, parents can often be more nervous than their children. Bringing your child to a dentist in Harley Street will ensure that you learn how to brush their teeth properly and plan healthy meals and snacks.
Here are some simple tips for giving your kids an early and easy start to good oral health.
Observe your children’s teeth
Your child will feel more comfortable having their teeth checked at the dentist if you have already checked their teeth at home. The first dental visit is usually spent making the child get used to the dental chair, but you can prepare your child for this experience by examining their mouth regularly at home.Even if your toddler has not developed any teeth yet, you should be cleaning their gums gently with a wet cloth after meals.
Bring your kid to your dental appointments
Bringing your child to your appointment is a great way to familiarise your little one with the setting and dental staff. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer our services in a kid-friendly environment, and are focused on giving your child the best dental experience possible. However, if you suffer from dental phobia, it is probably not a good idea to have your little one with you during your appointment, as you may subject them to unnecessary angst.
When to visit the dentist
Most dentists recommend that toddlers see the dentist six months before the first tooth appears and at least twice a year as long as there are no major problems. If you are in doubt your dentist in Harley Street will advise you.