Dental tricks for kids? Ditch the Pacifier by Age 2 or 3: There are lots of good reasons to let your child use a pacifier, but in the long term it can affect how his teeth line up. It can also change the shape of the mouth. Talk to your doctor if he’s still using a pacifier past age 3.
Remind your child to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste for a full two minutes which not only fights cavities and strengthens teeth, but also gives older kids the confidence of having fresh breath. A power toothbrush might make brushing more fun for preteens. Flossing is extremely important at this point as most permanent teeth have erupted and cleaning between them will help prevent cavities and keep their mouth fresh. Encourage children who play sports to wear a mouth guard to protect their teeth from injuries. Make sure kids who wear braces use a power brush and floss very thoroughly to avoid white spots on teeth when braces come off.
At Toothbeary we use hypnosis techniques to help your child relax during treatment. Hypnosis works by focusing the child’s awareness on non-threatening aspects of the experience, whilst in a trance-like state. By narrating positive thoughts and diverting the child’s mind from the treatment, it helps him/her to “switch off”, while still remaining responsive. Children feel pleasantly influenced by hypnosis, creating an overall happy experience. If a child is traumatised we offer hypnotherapy, which will help to overcome his/her fear and build up a trustful relationship again. Read additional details Children’s hypnosis and hypnotherapy in London.
Summer dental tip : As the parent, you have control over what foods find their way into your grocery cart. Save the really sugary foods for special events, such as the Fourth of July or a family member’s birthday. Learning that sweets are a “sometimes food” is one of the best life lessons you can give your child. If your child has a stubborn sweet tooth, you can substitute the really sugary stuff for all-fruit popsicles or yogurt in fun flavors such as root beer or strawberry cheesecake. Be sure to talk to your child’s pediatric dentist for more advice on limiting sweets.
We are a unique paediatric dentist in London designed exclusively to give full play to the inquisitive, innocent and fun young minds of children aged 0-18. We are passionate and dedicated about providing the highest standard of paediatric dentistry and modern, state of the art treatments in the most child friendly, playful and relaxed atmosphere. Our professional individualised approach and our belief that each visit to the dentist should be fun, form the essence of our philosophy that drives us to develop the most positive and rewarding experiences to promote and reinforce optimal and long-term oral health. Find extra details https://www.toothbeary.co.uk/.