Arthur House Dental Care in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham – caring for your family’s oral health.
As parents, we always want the best for our children. Often this is translated as the best clothes, best toys and the best opportunities. Whilst these certainly have their values, the old saying that health and happiness are the two key things in life are still true, even in this modern technological age.
In fact, health very often plays a major role in people’s happiness and, as we are all aware, ill health can cause a lot of misery. Without good health, we can find our options limited when it comes to a social life and can often feel alone and isolated.
We can help to keep our children happy by monitoring what they eat and ensuring that they spend a reasonable amount of time in outdoor physical activities. What does sometimes get overlooked however, is a child’s oral health.
Promoting good dental discipline
A child will learn many of their daily habits from their parents and these are habits which can stay with them throughout their life. The first thing a parent should do therefore, is to question their own oral health regime. Do you brush for long enough (time yourself; two minutes is likely to be longer than you think), do you make that extra effort to floss and therefore help to prevent the onset of gum disease? If you don’t, the chances are that your children may follow your example and suffer from dental problems as they grow up.
It is important to start your children off with good dental habits and whilst brushing and flossing are very important, the role of the dentist should not be underplayed. Sometimes, parents leave a child’s initial visit to a dental practice a little too long allowing them to build up a fear based on what they have heard from others.
By visiting our Birmingham family dentist from an early age, your child will develop a healthy relationship with dentistry and not develop fears which can result in lengthy absences from professional dental care as they get older.
In most cases, if you bring your child to us early on, there will be no need for any treatment and we will just provide a check up to make sure that all is well. This is also an excellent opportunity for early education about dental care and we may be able to advise ways in which they can improve the way that they look after their teeth.
Early Orthodontic Treatment
One benefit of bringing your children to Arthur House Dental care is that if your child has crooked or crowded teeth, we are able to use specially designed orthodontics for children which can correct this problem without the need for removal of any teeth.
These may also be used when a child’s teeth have been pushed out of position through thumb sucking; a very common thing in young children.
We already have many patients, both young and old (and those in between) who now make the short journey from Birmingham to Arthur House Dental Care for regular check ups and, in the case of adults, quite often for the wide range of cosmetic dental treatments that we are able to offer.
For more information about our family dental practice, please call us on 0121 323 4492.Google+