For most parents, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to keeping children’s teeth healthy on a regular basis, but a strict regimen of regular brushing, dental examinations and a healthy, low sugar diet is a great way to stand your child in good stead for their future.

To help you give your child all the tools to maintain a healthy mouth in later life, here is a mini-guide on how to keep your children’s teeth pearly white.

Practice Brushing

From teething age, youngsters need to have their gums cleaned with a warm damp cloth. Once their milk teeth begin to come through, infant’s and children’s toothbrushes can be used at least twice a day in conjunction with water and a pea-sized amount of children’s toothpaste (containing a tiny amount of fluoride), remember to always supervise children below the age of eight when they are learning to brush their own teeth.

Dental Visits

Regular dental check up’s will further allow you to monitor the health of your child’s teeth and gums. Ideally, they will have seen their dentist by their first birthday, in order to establish good oral hygiene habits. This early experience will them less likely to fear the dentist and be comfortable visiting the Practice and brushing their teeth regularly.

When your child is older, their dentist may recommend the application of fissure sealant on their vulnerable back teeth, this completely covers crevices to protect against cavities for many years to come.

Low Sugar

Limit or avoid foods that are excessively sugary or packed with refined sugars, especially sticky, gummy or chewy sweets that last for a long time, as this can cause tooth decay. If sugar is consumed, its best to let your child rinse their mouths with water afterward and brush their teeth to eradicate plaque. Ideally, sugary treats should be eaten straight after meals.

Keeping your children’s teeth healthy has never been easier.

Hopefully, you’re now more aware of the best ways to promote tooth health in children. If you need more information about oral hygiene routines, come and pay us a visit. Call us today to book an appointment on 01226 771471.

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COVID-19 Information

Hello to everyone, we trust that you are safe and well.

All of us at Churchfield Dental Centre would like to thank you all for your support through these very unusual times.

With the recent move to Tier 3 restrictions we want to let you know that the Practice will remain open throughout this period and continue to provide our usual services.

As you all know the Practice is fully operational and we have rigorous Covid safeguarding procedures in place for all our patients and staff, ensuring that you are all entering a safe environment when attending for your dental care.

We would like to give a few additional reminders:

·       Please complete your emailed Covid forms prior to attending your appointment (this form is sent prior to every appointment).

·       Please arrive at the clinic at your appointment time or if you are too early and you've travelled by car, please wait in your car, this will avoid minimal people contact at clinic reception.

·       Pay by Card where possible.

·       We are recording patient temperatures upon arrival.

·       Our customer toilets will be out of use, unless in emergencies.

·       Please wear a mask to enter the practice, and wear it correctly (if you are exempt please let us know before your appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you)

·       Please sanitise your hands on arrival, and again when leaving.

 

Once again thank you for your understanding and support.

We look forward to seeing you soon.