Good habits start young and this is especially the case for dental habits and therefore it is important to build a good structure that your child can build on and keep for the rest of their lives. Of course they may not understand the need to take special care of their teeth right now, but your child will thank you in years to come. So read on to find out some dental health tips for your child.
Brush twice a day
Having your child brush twice a day is a great way to form a crucial habit that your child will need for the rest of their life. Just like you your child should brush once before bed and at another time during the day (after breakfast is always a good time)
Talk to your child
Children really require explanation of why things are important, therefore it is a good idea to give your child reasons for doing things. You can do this in a number of ways and this is up to you, but make it fun and not a chore, because your child will be less inclined to maintain good oral hygiene if they feel it is like a chore.
Worry about the baby teeth
Of course it is normal for a child to lose their first set of teeth, however you should instill in your child that even though this is the case these teeth need to be looked after. Think of these teeth as “training wheels” for the real set that will need to be maintained for the rest of the child’s life.
A healthy diet means healthy teeth
Teaching your child about the correlation between a healthy diet and healthy teeth is another important lesson for them to learn, and is also an obligation for a parent to give a child a healthy diet in order for them to
Take your child to the dentist
Getting a child used to a dentist is not the easiest thing in the world, but it is a great idea to get a child to start young and become used to a dentist. There are also many dentists that specialise in children and these can be a good first step, especially to form a fun and caring experience with dentists. Many people that have a bad experience earlier in life can carry this into their adult lives, therefore it is important to get this right.
About the dentist
90 Harley Street is a dentist that offers many services such as general dental and teeth whitening in Harley Street.
90 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HS. United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7935 2249