Child hygiene and oral education

Child-hygiene2-199x300At Hampstead Health Care we like to see children every 3 – 6 months. We demonstrate tooth brushing and show them the best methods of cleaning their teeth. Where necessary we seal teeth to prevent decay and clean and polish. Each child leaves with a special goody bag to encourage them to keep cleaning.

Children’s teeth start to develop before birth. As soon as the deciduous (milk teeth) erupt they should be brushed. Your child’s milk teeth are important for eating, speech, smiling and confidence. They are also important for the development of the permanent teeth, so it is very important to look after them.

To reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay and dental erosion you should:

1. Take your child to the dentist regularly
2. Don’t given them too many sugary or acidic food drinks

Encourage your child to brush twice a day with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste.

Take advice from the dentist or hygienist with regards to protective treatments such as fissure sealants.

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