Choosing the right dentist in West Byfleet for your children
We all know that healthy habits formed early are a good foundation for the rest of your life. By choosing a dentist in West Byfleet who has experience and confidence with children, you can be assured that you are minimising the risk of your child developing a fear of the dental chair but rather able to foster a healthy and positive relationship with their teeth and those who care for them.
It can be overwhelming for a child who has never visited a dentist in West Byfleet before, so this is why we ask parents and caregivers to consider bringing in children when they have cut their first tooth, or are about a year old. At this young age, the oral examination is more something for your child to experience rather than for us to consider any issues or complications.
It is also an opportunity for both the dentist in West Byfleet and the caregiver to have an opportunity to get to know one another and for any concerns to be raised as well as fears alleviated. We know questions are plentiful for new parents and that each child is different so by having a professional readily available to answer some of those unique questions that you might have regarding your child’s dental development and oral health in these early stages is gratifying.
As your child grows older and they frequent the dental practice every 6 months just like you do, the visitations become a normalised experience which reduces the likelihood of fears becoming ingrained and allows a healthy habit to form which can carry on as they grow into adults resulting in better managed oral health.
Speaking of healthy habits
Not only are trips to the dental practice important, but what we do in between these consultations is important as well. Practising a rigorous oral health care routine by brushing and flossing daily should be encouraged and you and your oral health care professional can guide your child in the right way to ensure they are willing and able to do this on their own.
But we respect that it can be difficult for young hands to brush all of those hard to reach places every day, so thankfully, we do have some preventive treatments that can ease concerns regarding cavities in young adult teeth so that we can all move forward confidently aware that young smiles will remain healthy well into adulthood.
We are talking about fissure sealants; a preventive measure that ensures the deep grooves in back molars are filled in and therefore protected from the common cavities that unfortunately haunt the smiles of young, otherwise healthy teeth.
Talk to one of us about the opportunities of preventive oral health care for your child and we will more than happily provide you with the information that you need so that you can make an informed decision for the health of your young child’s smile. A fissure sealant is just one of the ways that we are able to prevent cavities and decay in young teeth.