When should I first bring my child to the dentist? Is a question we get asked all the time, as soon as their first tooth erupts or around six months old. This will get them used to the environment and give you as a parent the opportunity to ask the dentist for any advice on how to best look after your child's teeth.
Today we are going to share with you some top tips on looking after your children's teeth.
Start to brush your child's teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts; use a toothbrush with a small soft head
Brush their teeth twice a day, once last thing at night before bed and at least one other time during the day
We would recommend brushing before breakfast if brushing is part of your family morning routine.
For up to three year olds use a smear of toothpaste containing 1000ppm fluoride
For three - six year olds use a pea size blob of toothpaste containing 1350 - 1500ppm fluoride
Brush their teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, encourage your child to spit out any excess toothpaste and not to rinse with lots of water
Use a timer as it is a good way to get your child use to brushing for two minutes
Supervise tooth-brushing up to the age of seven or eight. If your child brushes their own teeth ensure you watch them from time to time to ensure effective cleaning and that the child is brushing their teeth for at least two minutes
Wait for approximately an hour after brushing before giving your child food or a drink
Reduce the number of snacks in the day and avoid high sugar content foods, dried fruits including raisins and sultanas, fizzy drinks and flavoured water
Bring you child to regular dental appointments.
We can provide monthly payment plans for your children's dental appointments they start from £5.55 per month this will include two examinations and hygiene appointments per year along with worldwide dental trauma and emergency call out insurance. For more information look at our membership page or telephone 01484 850501 to book a consultation.
Meltham Dental Care is your local dentist set in the heart of Meltham, West Yorkshire - just a few miles from Huddersfield and Holmfirth. We're within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Oldham, Manchester & Rochdale.
We aim to provide our patients with the highest level of patient care and treatment. The service we provide is not just limited to general dentistry we can also offer our patients facial rejuvenation, dental implants, braces, tooth whitening and cosmetic dentistry. For your everyday dental needs we offer membership schemes which can help you budget for your dental treatment.
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Meltham Dental Care 13 Station Street, Meltham, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD9 5NX
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