When you become a parent, you find yourself constantly under surveillance by a tiny being, intent on copying your every move. What you say, what you do, how you take care of your teeth, everything goes into that little brain and will later be reproduced subconsciously in order to navigate the world. It’s an important responsibility, and a fascinating glimpse into the way nature prepares our young ones for life.
As far as teeth go, you cannot start early enough in getting your infant comfortable and familiar with coming to the dentist in Harley Street.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in London, we like you to start bringing your children in with you as early as you can. Their inquisitive brain is soaking up its environment and will register the dental clinic as a safe place to be. It will see you in the dentist’s chair having a lovely chat with the dentist and dental nurse and store away that this is a good thing to do.
Later on, when your baby has their first tooth, we can take a little look inside their mouth and get baby used to having check-ups too. At home, you can start brushing gently and let them see you brushing your teeth too.
With repeated exposure to the various aspects of oral hygiene at home, and at the dentist in Harley Street, your baby will grow up to effortlessly include tooth brushing and check-ups as a regular and important part of life.
Taking care of children’s teeth
It takes children a good few years to master the art of toothbrushing. In the meantime, their tooth enamel is softer than it will be in later years, and chances are that they are also big fans of sweet things. No wonder that they are so susceptible to tooth decay.
The dentist in Harley Street can help fend off decay with a couple of great treatments. Fluoride treatments, when we soak the teeth in a gel, helps harden up the enamel. Fissure sealants are painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to provide a barrier against decay-causing bacteria.
Between us, we can give your children great teeth for life.