General & Cosmetic Dentistry
When it comes to teaching kids good oral health routines, the earlier, the better is the rule. You can start right from when your child gets their first teeth. Begin by using a small toothbrush to get around into the mouth. This can be practiced both morning and night which helps to create good habits at a young age to carry though as they get older.
It is important for children to visit a dentist by the age of four or five years. But of course they are welcome to visit earlier to get them used to the dentist and for them to feel comfortable knowing it is not a scarey place.
It is important not to threaten kids with a visit to the dentist if they don’t brush their teeth properly. This creates an impression that seeing the dentist is a negative thing and is some kind of punishment.
By making oral hygiene fun this will definitely help in creating lifelong good practices. Instilling a good oral hygiene routine at a young age should last them the rest of their life. It then becomes a normal part of their day-day-to-day routine.
We look forward to welcoming the young members of your family to Gold Coast Smiles.