At W Dental Baldivis, your children’s dental care is an important aspect of our business. We commonly see young children with dental problems that are in all honesty, easily preventable.
I think back about my own childhood and I remember experiencing many of the same problems that continue to afflict today’s generation. Our aim is to educate and equip parents with the correct knowledge to take care of their children’s teeth.
Good parenting encourages children to take the steps towards independence. As they get older, you can start entrusting your kids with their own oral hygiene. When they are able to tie their own shoe laces, they will generally have the dexterity to brush their own teeth. Of course, it is important to ensure that your own brushing technique is up to scratch. Only then can you teach your children the correct way of brushing.
The next step is to convince your children why brushing is important. If they fail to grasp the reasons behind instructions and the consequences, they are less likely to do a proper job. Make it simple, with terms and concepts that they can understand. As parents, the manner of achieving this will depend on your creativity which will undoubtedly flourish out of necessity. For example, Kylie our Dental Assistant asks her son Zac if his teeth are “still fuzzy” and if so, she asks him to keep brushing until his teeth are no longer “fuzzy”. *fuzziness refers to the presence of plaque.
Despite you best efforts, children will be children. They will not always be consistent or persistent, both of which are necessary for healthy teeth. As a parent, it is important for you to monitor their brushing regularly so that you can correct any deficiencies in their technique.
Additionally, W Dental Baldivis highly recommends fissure sealantsto protect your children’s teeth. Drinking water and chewing gum after eating can also help to clear food particles in the mouth.
A few simple steps and a little bit of routine discipline certainly goes a long way to ensuring problem free teeth. The combination of good oral hygiene practices, regular check-ups, and correct advice from your dentist can ensure cavity free teeth.
If you’re looking for a dentist in Baldivis for your children, W Dental Baldivis will take care of all your needs. Call or book online. Under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, your child’s dental fees could be free!