Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Dental Care
Every parent wants the best for their child.
In many cases, however, parents don’t realise that their child’s dental health is just as important as their physical and mental health. When it comes to learning and growing, all three have a major impact on the way your child develops.
It goes without saying that parents should monitor their child’s teeth regularly and keep them clean. What can often slip the net is making sure that children go for regular check-ups and, where necessary, get treatment.
Why is good dental care important?
Good dental care goes a long way toward preventing cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems in children. Cavities are extremely common among children, and they can develop quickly. If left untreated, cavities can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss.
Believe it or not, this can lead to children suffering emotional pain, such as low self-esteem, as a result of having severe problems with their teeth and gums.
Another reason why it’s important to take early steps to prevent problems from occurring.
Preventing tooth decay
Tooth decay is one of the most common problems that children face. With proper care and attention, it can be prevented. A trip to the dentist isn’t always easy for children, so ensure you have a solid brushing routine at home that, as a family, you can follow together. It may sound silly, but it helps make it more enjoyable for everyone involved!
Making good snack choices
As your children are getting back into the swing of school, resist the temptation to put ‘easy wins’ into their packed lunches. Avoid fizzy drinks and processed foods filled with sugars and sweeteners. Although it saves you time now, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in the dentist’s chair later on…
With Halloween just around the corner too, it’s crucial to think about the types of treats that are damaging to little teeth!
If you feel your child’s oral hygiene is taking a back seat, or perhaps you’re noticing more sugary snacks entering their diet, book an appointment with our friendly team today!
Your child’s dental well-being is a priority, and we’re here to help you keep them healthy! Esthetique Dental can devise a personalised treatment plan for your child. Click here to book your appointment.