At Smile Dental, we pride ourselves on being a family friendly dental clinic. For us, this means that the whole family is welcome at our practice. And when we say the whole family, that means everyone from grandparents to toddlers, because dental health is important at every age.
In this blog post, we want to discuss children’s dental health with our Burnaby dentist patients. We want to offer some information and advice to ensure that those who visit and are thinking of visiting our Burnaby dentist can keep their children’s dental health in the best possible shape.
And as with anything in parenting, teaching children the importance of something, such as children’s dental health can sometime provide us with challenges. After all, it is easy as an adult to see what happens when we don’t take care of our dental health, as we may already be experiencing some of these symptoms from not listening when we were children. At such a young age, it can be difficult to get a grasp on these consequences. And at the same time, as parents we don’t want to instill fear in our children, just good habits.
Why ‘Baby’ Teeth Are Important
When it comes to children’s dental health, there is something our Burnaby dentist would like parents to know that even though your child’s ‘baby teeth’ fall out, that does not mean they do not deserve to be looked after. It is just as important to clean these teeth in the morning and at night and encourage flossing and other good habits. After all, their gums will remain the same and their bad habits can also transfer over to their new teeth.
Why Habits Are Important
Secondly, the advice our Burnaby dentist has for our children’s dental health is to encourage good habits and discourage bad habits. Every morning when your child gets up and goes to brush their teeth, praise them as they will associate this action with doing something good. It is also important to discourage them if they forget to do this. Explain to them about the consequences it can have and that it is easier to spend a few minutes brushing, as opposed to a few hours in the Burnaby dentist chair later in life!
Why Check Ups Are Important
Taking kids for regular check ups at our Burnaby dentist is one of the best things you can do for children’s dental health. By visiting the Burnaby dentist regularly, they will see that there is nothing to be afraid and they will have fun learning about teeth, gums, and overall dental health.