Raising children is considered the most difficult of tasks and what is even more difficult is helping them stay healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Oral Hygiene plays a vital role in the overall health of the body. Oral health should be your top priority but sadly one might realize this fact when it is too late and requires a visit to the ER in the middle of the night. Others catch on fairly quickly and realize that they cant take good care of their body without first taking care of their oral health. If you’re struggling with your child in this regard, continue reading below to know more on the subject and read our Five Tips for Taking Care of Pediatric Dentistry which will help you help your children.
Aim of the Procedure:
Children don’t usually follow all instructions of their parents and sometimes, this can cause a problem for them in the future. To make them understand the importance of oral hygiene, parents need to make a lot of effort. They have to set the little ones’ routine in such a way that they instill the habits necessary for maintaining good oral health. Here are our tips for making your child understand the need for Pediatric Dentistry.
5 Tips for helping Pediatric Dentistry:
Daily Brushing Teeth Twice And Flossing:
Brushing and Flossing regularly can prevent a lot of dental issues such as plaque, tooth decay, gum disease, and infection. Make it a habit to brush your teeth along with your child. If your child is under 7 years, try brushing their teeth before and after their bedtime. For older children, make it mandatory to floss after each and every meal.
Routine Visits To The Dentist:
Children are afraid of going to the doctor. Try to counsel them on the importance of dental visits, and how they can help in removing as well as preventing any and all issues related to dental care. Make them understand that the dentist is there to help them and not the other way around. For better results, we recommend scheduling early visits to the dentist. This way, they can form a bond with their care provider and will be more prone to seeking guidance in case of any dental or oral issue.
Avoiding Unhealthy Food:
Make sure that your child is eating healthily. Avoid foods that are too hard or contain too much sugar, starch, or oil, and try a more natural diet, free of carbs and glucose so that minimal aftercare is required for your child. Let your child know that eating and drinking healthily is the first step to good hygiene and overall well-being.
Be Honest, Consistent, And Compelling:
Some parents find that it is easier to just lie to their kids when making a visit to the doctor. But these can lead the child to develop resentment towards oral hygiene and removes his trust in both you and the dentist. Some carry this into their adulthood and remain afraid of visiting the dentist until it is too late. So try being more honest and explain why dental visits are for their own good.
Let Your Child Choose:
It helps a lot if your child gets to have his say when choosing his oral healthcare products such as his favorite flavored toothpaste or soft toothbrush. It makes them feel that they are in charge of their routine and helps in inculcating good oral health standards.
Apart from these tips, it is always recommended to better understand oral health yourself so that you can teach it in a simplified way to your child. Children learn a lot from watching adults performing their daily routine so remember to take good care of yourself so your children can watch and learn from you instead of learning from their own mistakes.
The habit of maintaining oral health, especially when developed at a young age can have the following benefits.
- Better overall bodily health
- You avoid issues such as tooth decay or tooth loss
- Require less frequent visits to the dentist
- Suffer less from oral diseases
Why Choose us?
Enfield Royal General Dentistry Clinic in Dubai offers different treatment plans and other pediatric dental care programs to choose from. If you’re looking for a trusted dental service provider or if you found our Five Tips for Taking Care of Pediatric Dentistry in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah to be of any help, fill out the form below to book a consultation now and get a detailed dental checkup for you & your child.
Dr. Khalid Al Ibawi
Your smile is our passion, get the best dental treatments at the Royal Clinic. We are here to care for your teeth the way they deserve. Dr. Khalid Al Ibawi is one of the top dentists and dental surgeons in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He focuses on cosmetic dentistry as well as the functional...View Profile