Dentist advices for children with Toothbeary
Dentist advices for children 2021? Dental hygiene for kids is just as important as it is for adults! It’s never too early to be concerned about your children’s dental health. At toothbeary.co.uk, we do our best to make visiting the dentist a fun and positive experience for kids of all ages. February is National Children’s Dental Health month, so today we’re sharing some of our best tips on dental health for kids. As soon as they get their first teeth, start brushing your child’s teeth with a soft brush and plain water. Around age two, toddlers can start learning how to brush their own teeth.
Avoid ‘Baby Bottle Decay’: Don’t put your infant or older child down for a nap with a bottle of juice, formula, or milk. Sugary liquids cling to his teeth, feeding bacteria that can cause tooth decay. If you must give your child a bottle to take to bed, make sure it contains only water.
Here are some tips to help keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong starting at age 3: Use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste and make sure your child spits it out after brushing, Be sure your child brushes for at least 2 minutes twice a day, Start flossing as soon as teeth touch, or even earlier to help build good habits. Help your child brush and floss, and remind him or her to pay attention to the back teeth. Visit the dentist every 6 months.
At Toothbeary we use hypnosis techniques to help your child relax during treatment. Hypnosis works by focusing the child’s awareness on non-threatening aspects of the experience, whilst in a trance-like state. By narrating positive thoughts and diverting the child’s mind from the treatment, it helps him/her to “switch off”, while still remaining responsive. Children feel pleasantly influenced by hypnosis, creating an overall happy experience. If a child is traumatised we offer hypnotherapy, which will help to overcome his/her fear and build up a trustful relationship again. See extra details Children’s hypnosis and hypnotherapy in London. Make sure your kids are using a toothbrush with soft bristles and replace the brush every three months or when the brush becomes frayed and worn down. If a toothbrush is not changed, the bristles can no longer get in the corners and gaps of teeth which can lead to decay and bacteria build-up. Always opt for sugar-free medicines to protect little teeth against the acids in sugar found in medicines. If a sugar-free option isn’t available, use a syringe to bypass the teeth and gums, rather than a medicine spoon.
Summer dental tip : Keep Bedtime Routines Consistent while Traveling: During the fun and excitement of a summer trip, it can be easy for a child to forget to brush their teeth. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, make sure you remind your child when it’s time to brush their teeth once you get back to the hotel room. Sometimes it can be hard for children to stick to routines when in a new place. This is why we recommend laying your child’s toothbrush and toothpaste out on the bathroom counter as a reminder for them to brush their teeth. Make sure to keep other parts of your nighttime routine consistent to help them remember when it’s time to brush their teeth.
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Brush with your Child: Experts say that children should learn to brush their teeth from the age of two, with assistance from their parents. Good dental hygiene at an early age will fend off plaque, cavities, and many major dental problems they might experience later on in life. A healthy oral hygiene routine includes a full mouth cleaning at least once a day which includes brushing, flossing and using mouthwash. The best way to teach oral hygiene is to join your child in his brushing routine. Children look up to their parents. This is why leading by example is the best way to teach them proper dental care habits. Brush your teeth in front of your child and have them brush theirs too. While brushing together show your child good brushing techniques. By teaching them how to brush properly, they will learn to do it on their own.