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So without further a do here is FIVE commonly asked questions from parents about their children’s teeth.
Will a dummy/pacifier affect the growth of my child’s teeth?
A dummy will not affect the growth but it may affect the positioning. A gap between the bite is usually formed as with thumb sucking.
If my child has health problems will their teeth suffer too?
If your child relies on medication try and request a sugar free medicine.
When is the best time to let my child have a treat?
Treats such as bananas are a good alternative for a sweet tooth. If you give your child sugary snacks then it is best to keep treats to early meal times. This method will help prevent tooth decay.
I believe children should be allowed the occasional sweetie and I have a rule that my Daughter only has it at lunch time.
How can I get my child to co operate at brush time?
Brush time should be fun and there are all sorts of gadgets on the market these days to help get those teeth clean. Electric toothbrushes, timers and disclosing tablets all laden with Disney characters and smart patterns.
The bed time brush routine is the time of day when we should be bonding with our children and winding down in a calm, relaxed environment. My Daughter has a standard toothbrush and whilst doing her teeth in the evening we like to sing or play the guessing game ……. This is a game where I take control of brushing my Daughters teeth and try and guess everything she has eaten that day. Olivia is only Three so obviously I know her diet but throwing in a few silly examples earns me those extra few precious seconds of scrubbing time.
What does plaque look like?
Plaque is a soft sticky film that builds up on the surface of a tooth. All teeth. It is usually pale yellow in Color.
You can check if your child has plaque by gently scraping a finger nail along their gum line and checking if anything comes off. If you witness a gooey paste then it is time to start a thorough tooth brushing routine!
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