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21st June 2022
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Which is why the advice, the tips, even the nagging, has to go on! Preventing tooth decay is a battle worth fighting as our children deserve to have healthy teeth.
Public Health England identifies three crucial areas that parents and carers need to be pro-active in to help children to avoid dental decay:
“Tooth decay can be largely prevented by reducing consumption of sugar in food and drink, adequate exposure to fluoride, and routine visits to the dentist.”
Sugar causes dental decay, it also puts children at risk from obesity and type 2 diabetes. Sugary foods and drinks are the problem because sugar encourages the growth of bacteria that causes plaque and damages tooth enamel.
By swapping one product for another, shoppers can cut down on the sugar children consume. Talking with children about making healthy choices is important as these days we’re bombarded by advertisements and a wide range of healthy and unhealthy products.
Oral hygiene products protect and strengthen teeth. It’s important to implement a diligent oral hygiene routine at home. Teeth need brushing last thing before going to bed, and at one other time during the day for two minutes. Remember to spit, not rinse, so the fluoride from toothpaste can do it’s good work.
Children’s teeth benefit from fluoride varnish which is painted directly onto their teeth. It’s a quick and painless procedure, done by a dental professional. Moreover, the cost is covered by the NHS for children.
As the NHS supports free oral health care for children into their late teens, parents and carers need to help their children access the treatments they need.
Babies should go to the dentist before their first birthday. The best time is when their first tooth erupts.
We usually recommend children attend a dental appointment every six months, but it may vary as each child has different requirements. At each appointment the dentist systematically checks your child’s teeth, gums and mouth, so it’s important to follow recommendations. Depending on the area of the country you live in too, your dentist is likely to offer Fluoride treatment, which helps decrease dental decay, when paired with good oral hygiene at home. Feel free to ask the dentist questions too – every question is a good question.
Remember, children who go to the dentist smile more!
“77% of 5 year old children in England now free of obvious decay.”
It’s good news, but there’s still work to do, for children to have 99% perfect oral health. And it’s parents and care givers who can make that difference. Even if it means changing habits, building routines at home, and making appointments, as well as a bit of nagging. Later, our children will thank us.
Our SpaDental Plymouth team are out and about the Plymouth schools, helping children to brush up well.
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We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…More Testimonials
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