Getting your child into a routine of looking after their teeth well will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.
There are probably a fair number of adults in the UK who wish that they had personally looked after their teeth better when they were younger.
Although some of the harm may have been our own fault, it is a fact that many parents in the past, did not have the information needed to provide the best care for their children in their early years. Much advice likely amounted to little more than “brush your teeth well”.
If only it were that simple! Thankfully, these days, parents are armed with much better advice and can help to provide more effective dental care for younger members of their family.
Whilst with slightly older children it is often a case of reminding and supervising; where the children are very young, or toddlers, if you wish, it is primarily a parent’s responsibility to provide the care for them.
To help with this, our Greenwich dental team have put together a basic guide to help parents who have toddlers take better care of their teeth and gums: