Five ways to persuade your children to visit the dentist

It can be challenging to convince children of the many benefits of dental healthcare. A mixture of sugary foods and a willingness to avoid visiting the dentist can be a bad combination. At Ombersley Family Dental, we’ve put together some helpful tips to persuade your children to visit the dentist regularly.

Start them early

The earlier you start bringing your child to the dentist, the less chance they have of being affected by false scare stories once they get to school age. Allowing them to become familiar with the environment and process of visiting the dentist from an early age will encourage regular visits.

Set the example

As parents, we are the most significant role models our children can have, so by ensuring your brush your teeth twice daily, floss at least once a day and use a good quality mouth wash, your children will take note and develop a healthy dental hygiene routine.

Be optimistic about your visits to the dentist in Worcester

When you visit the dentist, make your children aware and show them the results of your trip. Amaze them with the cleanliness of your teeth and how regular visits will help keep your teeth in excellent condition.

Explain the benefits of regular dental hygiene

If you can instil in your children good dental hygiene that they follow daily, you can explain how these habits result in:

  • an attractive smile
  • a reduction or elimination in cavities
  • removal of plaque from their teeth
  • fresh smelling breath

Find a good family dentist in Worcester

Finally, make sure you take your child to a dentist in Worcester that is familiar with having young children as patients. At Ombersley Family Dental Practice, we welcome children and do everything to make their visits as comfortable and rewarding as possible.

Four ways to increase your oral health

Any dentist in Stourport-on-Severn will advise you that brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing at least once and using a mouth wash is a great start to providing the oral healthcare you require. There are more ways to protect the condition of your teeth and gums while away from the dentist, but it requires self-discipline and willpower. Below we look at our top four tips to increase your oral health.

Reduce or quit smoking

There are already widely noted health benefits to quitting smoking, but as well as an increase in the risk of oral cancer, smoking can actually lead to gum inflammation and receding gums causing an unhelpful build-up of plaque.

Try to limit sugar intake

Carbonated drinks, sugary sweets and chocolate are all enjoyable treats, but the sugar content in these drinks and foods provokes a tremendous growth in plaque. If the plaque content is too great, it can result in tooth decay, gum disease and ultimately lost teeth.

Why snacking can be bad

The bacteria in your mouth love it when you snack between meals almost as much as you do. Oral bacteria take sustenance from regular snacking and helps promote plaque growth. If you’re out in Stourport-on-Severn and feeling peckish, try to pick up a piece of fruit from the greengrocers rather than a sugary snack.

Maintain a healthy diet

The health benefits of eating a well-balanced diet are abundant and widely recognised. Still, by taking in the right vitamins, minerals, fruits and vegetables (all of which can be found locally in Stourport-on-Severn), you can boost the health of your teeth and gums and make your next visit to the dentist a brief check-up.

Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry

A smile is worth a thousand words. It can win hearts and minds, enhance careers and improve relationships. If you are unhappy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be the answer.

Thanks to the gentle and precise techniques of modern cosmetic dentistry, it is possible to perform the most amazing transformations with minimal discomfort. Continue reading