The sooner children get their regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths stay throughout their lives. Prevention is the best possible treatment to many of the body ailments and staying up to date with your physical health can waive off many harmful medical issues that might have remained undetected without professional care. Preventive dentistry is mandatory not just for the adults but also children and infants. Early checkups can help prevent cavities and tooth decay in children as it is the most common problem of young children. Cavities cause great pain, trouble concentrating and also other medical issues. Children who have healthy teeth tend to chew easily, learn to speak clearly and also smile with confidence.
We recommend all parents to bring the child for its first dental checkup by the age 1 or as soon as the first tooth appear. Having the infant’s mouth checked can greatly help parents or caregivers know how to keep the child’s mouth cavity-free and how to evaluate any adverse habits such as thumbsucking.
Dentists see many young patients with cavities that usually come from falling asleep with the bottle of milk or juice in mouth. Such incidents help the parents to educate them and know what causes the decay as the dentists explains the problem to them. The dentist also encourages the parents to understand the importance of drinking from the cup as early as possible, preferably by the first birthday of the child. The proper manner of brushing the teeth of the youngster is also told to the parents with demonstration.
Tooth decay is the most chronic disease among children today. Our dentist recommends the mothers to stop breastfeeding during the night time especially after the teeth have come out. Children are the most likely to suffer from preventable dental decay and with a few measures and care by the parents and dentists, they can easily stay away from these problems.
It is a fact that early examinations and the identification of high-risk children by the dentists could be followed by the right interventions such as fluoride varnish, treatments of small cavities and also the most important of all- proper education of the parents and the caregivers. All these combined can reduce the long-term costs and the pains associated with undiagnosed decay and dental problems in future.
Begin alife time of healthy, pain-free smiles for your child on his first birthday. For more information or to make an appointment, call us on 020 8829 8555 and our friendly team will be able to help.