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Introducing your children to visits with your dentist in Cheam

The impact of the introduction

Whether your child is 6 months old or a little older, visiting the dental practice on a regular basis creates a number of positive associations for them which, as adults, can help them approach their dental care with confidence. Although the visits may seem inconsequential when very young, the emotional impact in later life can be highly significant and mean the difference between receiving dental care and avoiding it.

Along with making the overall dental practice appear more welcoming over the years with each visit, meeting your dental team on a regular basis can assist with putting you at ease. The friendly and approachable dental team from our receptionist through to our dentist in Cheam is here to support and guide you with your oral health care. We are a dental practice who are invested in your family’s dental care as much as you are. What is meant by regular visits?

When the phrase ‘regular visits’ comes up in conversation the first thought may be of weekly or monthly visits. Luckily within dental care this is not always the case and when discussing regular dental check-ups with our dentist in Cheam it often refers to every 6 months or yearly visits for an overall check on your oral health. Fitting in these beneficial appointments for both you and your children has never been easier and can fit into your daily lives through planning the appointment far in advance. Protecting the teeth

In conjunction with the guidance of how to care for your teeth on a daily basis, or how to help your toddler succeed with cleaning, it is important to ensure you are doing everything you can. This is why, from around three years of age we recommend having a fluoride paste applied to your child’s teeth on a six monthly basis. Whilst this may sound a little odd, after all, a daily clean should be enough, this varnish can help maintain the overall health of the teeth and further strengthen them. This is highly important throughout both childhood and adulthood, as our teeth are subjected to a lot of different things on a daily basis. By having this varnish applied the teeth are having an extra helping hand in keeping them healthy. Encouraging each patient

Once the first appointment with us has been carried out it is important to continue with the regular check-ups both for your children’s sake and your own. By checking in on a regular basis you will all be able to reap the benefits of regular appointments, which can help you keep your oral health and your child’s oral health on track. From simply being guided on better cleaning techniques at home to understanding what tools to use or in some cases not use. No matter what your visit brings, walking away with a smile that is healthier and kept on track for both you and your family cannot be more rewarding. This is why your dentist in Cheam will work with you, support you and guide you with all your family’s oral health care. We are all a team when it comes to your family's dental wellbeing.

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