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Dental health for your child

Taking your child to the dentist is one of the most important things that you can do for him or her and this is because good dental habits are something that a child will carry with them for the rest of their life. These habits are better than any toy or present that you could possibly give, because the teeth and gums of your child are one of their most important assets for a healthy life. Read on to find out how to maintain the best dental health for your child.

Educate

Educating a child about the importance of good dental health is one of the first steps that you can take to ensure that they maintain good habits in this area. The younger you instill into your child the importance of their teeth, mouth and gums, the more likely they are to develop better habits and attitudes to oral hygiene.

It is important not to be overbearing, but to let them know what is right and what is wrong and they should be able to make the correct decision for themselves. They should also know that their teeth are something that are not easily replaceable and should be cared for.

 Diet

Ensuring that your child has a good diet is another good habit to help them to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This in itself is important for their overall health and wellbeing.

Again it is important for them to understand the right and wrong things to eat, you should not restrict them, but it is good to let them know that things like sweets are okay in moderation.

Create Structure

Another way of ensuring that your child maintains healthy teeth and gums is to ensure that they have a solid structure in their lives and this translates into good oral hygiene habits. For example if your child has a regular bedtime and learns that they need to brush or floss their teeth at this time they will always know that they need to do this, wherever they are. Structure ensures that these habits become automatic, like brushing your teeth before bed.

Choosing the correct dentist

Having a child friendly dentist is crucial for giving your child a good feeling when it comes to visiting the dentist. It is important to choose the correct dentist to give your child a positive view of oral hygiene and not something to be feared.

They should realise from early on that visiting the dentist is simply a gauge for how well they are looking after their teeth and also to find out areas they can look to improve on

About the Dentistry

Exeter Dental Care

An Exeter dentist that offers every service you could possibly need from a dentist.

7 Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PT