We were a little taken aback at some recent survey results that said less than half of all children visit the dentist regularly and only 57 per cent of parents make sure their kids brush their teeth properly. We are all about preventative care at The Exeter Dental Centre and we recommend that children are […]
The whole family looked after for generations
We have a history of patients registering their families for our comprehensive care. Sometimes we have four generations of the same family enjoying our services. The whole family can be registered to the same dentist and there are discounts available on monthly fees for families joining the Denplan Scheme.
Children under 5 are seen for free when attending at a paying adult’s appointment. Children under 16 are seen for half price when attending at a paying adult’s appointment and all treatment carried out at half price.
Dental Education For The Next Generation
With advances in technology and research we can now offer a much more prevention based approach to dentistry educating children on how to care for their mouths in order to head off problems in the future.
Starting your children in their early years at the dentist is the best way to promote great dental health for your child’s future. Children can enjoy a ride on the dental chair, become friends with their dentist and learn all about the how to brush their teeth correctly and look after their gums.
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Take your child to the dentist when the first milk teeth appear. This is so they become familiar with the environment and get to know the dentist. The dentist can help prevent decay and identify any oral health problems at an early stage. Just opening up the child’s mouth for the dentist to take a look is useful practice for when they could benefit from future preventative care.
Start brushing your baby’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through (usually at around six months, but it can be earlier or later). It’s important to use a fluoride paste as this helps prevent and control tooth decay. Supervise tooth brushing until your child is seven or eight years old, either by brushing their teeth yourself or, if they brush their own teeth, by watching how they do it. From the age of seven or eight they should be able to brush their own teeth, but it’s still a good idea to watch them now and again to make sure they brush properly and for about two minutes.
Try cutting down how often your child has sugary food and drinks by limiting sugary foods to mealtimes. Your child shouldn’t have food and drink with added sugar more than three times a day. Drinks containing sugars – including natural fruit juices, milkshakes, smoothies and “no added sugar” diluting cordials – should be avoided between meals. Water or milk should be given instead. For children aged up to three years, don’t add sugar to their weaning foods when you introduce them to solids.