Oral hygiene education for children and their parents is an important part of our dental practice. By giving you both all the tools and information needed for good oral care, we can ensure your child will enjoy good dental health and maintain good habits into adulthood and for life. Great oral hygiene education will show your child that it is easy to maintain a healthy mouth and they are far less likely to experience fear or phobias when seeing a dentist.
When you first bring your child to visit us, we can work closely with you to make sure you learn the very best and easiest techniques for keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy. As they get older, we can work directly with your child, teaching them how to brush and floss properly in a way that they will find enjoyable. We all love seeing children and enjoy teaching them. At the same time, we can also explain why good oral health is so important, so they grow up understanding why regular dental care is vital for good oral and general health.
Generally, you will need to brush your child’s teeth for them until about age 7 although it’s highly likely they will want to have a go on their own before this time. Encourage them to brush their teeth, but you might need to brush them again afterwards just to make sure they are thoroughly clean. You will probably need to floss their teeth until about age 10 because this task requires quite a lot of dexterity to thoroughly complete.