A strict dental regime is vital in ensuring your child’s teeth develop correctly
Getting your children to partake willingly in healthy dental practice can be a chore at times. That’s why Evan’s dental is dedicated to providing the best in quality children’s dental care, and because of this we’d love to help you kick start your child’s healthy teeth regime.
Creating healthy dental habits for your kids
Leading by example is an important method of introducing your kids to dental hygiene. Instead of telling them it’s time to brush your teeth, you should make an effort to brush your teeth with them so that they don’t feel like they’re being forced to brush while you watch and wait for them to finish brushing. Encourage your kids to brush their teeth at least twice a day and limit their sugar intake to ensure their teeth are growing to their most optimum potential.
Common issues which can affect the growth and health of your child’s teeth
There are a number of common issues which can detrimentally effect your child’s teeth development. These issues are:
- Lip or Thumbsucking
- Sleep Apnoea
- Sleeping with their mouth open
- Relentlessly giving your child sugary liquids such as milk and juice
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is a serious issue which can severely impede dental health…
While milk is a vital source of calcium in the body, it is suggested that you limit your child’s intake of milk unless they’re a newborn. Fruit juices and human breast milk as well as other milks can cause decay, so it’s important to give your child water during the day as well as their required amount of milk. This helps cleanse the teeth and ensures the optimum growth and development.
Evan’s dental believes prevention is better than a cure…
Here at our clinic in Mermaid beach we offer children’s dentistry as a component of our family dentistry approach. It is important for your child to build a relationship with their dentist from a young age so that they are confident when going to the dentist and are not nervous or scared later in life. This relationship builds the foundations for your child’s oral health and develops their respect for dentistry and oral health through trust, education and compassion.
If your child suffers from fear of the dentist we recommend booking a joint appointment, where you as the adult will see the dentist first, followed by your child. This is not only convenient but it also ensures that your child understands that seeing the dentist is a necessity and that it isn’t something to be afraid of. If your child’s fear is edging on phobia talk to one of us at our Mermaid beach practice so that we can discuss IV sedation options as well as other relaxation techniques. IV sedation is also offered for adults so if you also suffer from dental phobia please do not hesitate to contact one of our understanding and empathetic dentists. Choosing to avoid your dental appointments is a dangerous choice which can detriment the health of your teeth as well as your child’s as they will most likely follow suit.
Evan’s Dental has years of experience treating children and adults alike. We aim to provide a comfortable and caring environment for all of our patients, young or old and we are dedicated to the health of your teeth and dental hygiene.
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