Paediatric Dentist Sydney NSW
Here at Hooper Tooth Conserving Dentistry in Rose Bay we understand that starting your children’s dental visits at a young age is a great way to show them the importance of healthy oral hygiene habits.
Prevention is better than a solution
When it comes to oral health, prevention is always better than a solution. During your child’s visits, we can monitor jaw alignment and tooth development as your child’s baby teeth erupt. This allows us to pin-point any potentially problematic areas before they can even cause damage.
Don’t let fear of the dentist effect your family
Taking your child to the dentist at a young age minimises the chances of them developing a fear of the dentist. Give your child the opportunity to create a positive relationship with a dental practice by bringing them with you to appointments during their young years.
This not only gives us a chance to monitor their progress and development, but also allows us to get to know your child and helps us tailor treatments specifically suited to their personality and needs.
Providing an education for their future
As your children age, they tend to hold true to the habits they were taught when they were kids. Here at Hooper Tooth Conserving Dentistry our children’s dentistry assistance can provide your children with easy to understand education on how to take care of their teeth. By familiarising your children with the dental environment, we can help them feel comfortable about their appointments.
Encouragement and support is the best method
Having trouble getting your children to brush? Here are some tips to help you with the training process:
- Stand or crouch behind them
This gives you a better angle to reach the top and bottom teeth more easily
and makes you less imposing.
- Practice it at the same time twice a day
Children are more likely to learn faster and remember to brush if you do it
at the same time every day. Routine is the best way to help your children
commit it to memory. Also brushing straight after dinner as compared to
just before bed when they are less tired can be a more positive experience
for all involved.
- Brush and floss with them
Put leading by example into practice by brushing your teeth at the same time after you’ve shown them how to do it. This applies to encouraging healthy dietary habits as well – if you eat your greens then they will be more likely to as well.
- Positive reinforcement goes a long way
Commend your child on their new skills as they learn, this way they feel a sense of achievement when they clean their teeth and will associate the habit with positive emotions.