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What are the benefits of childhood dental care? Our dentist lists key advantages below

When you have children, it can be tough to convince them to attend dental check-ups.

And while it can seem easier to just overlook the entire issue for a quiet life, it is important for your children to attend regular appointments with our team from around 12 months of age or when their first teeth appear; whichever comes first.


Establishing a good relationship with dental professionals and learning about teeth from a young age can equip your child for a lifetime of good oral health. Not only that, but regular check-ups from a young age can help in other areas too; everything from preventing health issues to reducing the chances of dental phobias.


At Byfleet Dental Boutique, our dentist in West Byfleet is more than happy to help parents educate their children about the importance of dental health. We pride ourselves on making dental visits fun for children, and we will always aim to provide a calming but friendly atmosphere.


So, what are some of the advantages of your child visiting our dentist in West Byfleet from a young age? Read on to find out.


Preventive


First and foremost, it is the mission of our dentist in West Byfleet to prevent dental conditions developing wherever possible.


And of course, the easiest way to prevent such problems is for your child to attend dental check-ups. This will allow our team to search for signs of decay, gum disease and other issues that can occur in childhood, and will help us to treat any situations before they develop into abscesses or require dental extractions.


Educational


Children like learning and we like teaching them about teeth.


And as the key to maintaining good oral hygiene is education, we will aim to teach your children how to care for their teeth in a fun and interactive way. Our team will answer any questions your children may have about their teeth in a simple way and will talk them through common preventive tips, such as twice-daily brushing and the hazards of sugar on teeth.


Phobias and anxiety


Many adults who have phobias or anxieties surrounding dental care were not correctly exposed as children to oral healthcare and so, by having your child visit our team regularly, you will be preventing the formation of phobias and associated dental anxieties later in life.

By exposing your child to the sounds and procedures surrounding dental check-ups, they will become familiar with them and will be more likely to attend check-ups in the future


Orthodontic


A key reason for your child to see our team is so we can assess their teeth for orthodontic issues, which are easier to address quickly in childhood.


Should we spot the chance of an orthodontic misalignment, we will refer them on to our on-site orthodontist to have a brace or aligner fitted. And in childhood, there is less of a stigma surrounding orthodontic treatment; it is more affordable, meaning it is easier for your entire family if your child has a brace fitted earlier in life.