As a new parent, you will know that it is important to instil good habits in your children, but did you know that they will be taking in your every move, and trying to replicate it, from the moment they are born? This means that you can start preparing them to have good teeth for life from a very young age by bringing them to the dental clinic in W1.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we believe that the earlier you start getting your little ones used to the dental clinic in W1, the easier it will be to get them to create good oral hygiene habits. To that end, we suggest that you bring your infants along to your own appointments. It may not seem like they are taking anything in, but those tiny people are sponges and nothing gets past them. If you show them that having a check-up is a positive experience from the word go, they’ll see it as such when the time comes for them to have their own check-ups.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in W1, we can start taking a look at your children’s teeth as soon as there are any to look at. Meanwhile at home, you can start brushing their teeth with your finger and a bit of children’s toothpaste before moving onto a baby’s toothbrush.
You can make toothbrush time into all sorts of fun games so that it’s more fun to stand at the bathroom sink and clean.
Children’s tooth enamel is softer than that of adults, which is why they suffer more from decay. Of course, sugary snacks and drinks also play a big part.
There are a couple of treatments that can also help protect children’s teeth against decay. We can soak them in trays of fluoride gel, which hardens up the enamel against decay. We can also paint the back teeth with sealants to stop decay-causing bacteria getting at the teeth.
The hygienist can also help by teaching them great brushing skills in a fun and engaging way.
Between us, we can turn your child into a toothbrushing ninja, set for a lifetime of great teeth.