Why a healthy smile is more important than your kids education
If you’re a parent, there is a good chance you’ve dedicated a large portion of your life to ensuring the well-being of your kids. Most parents will invest a great deal of money, time and effort to ensure the best possible education, healthcare and enjoyment for their children throughout their upbringing.
While investing the money and time is important, as a parent, you should also be encouraging your kids to develop the skills necessary to maintain their own health. After all, a time will come (sooner than you might care to believe), when they will have to look after themselves.
Encouraging your children to take good care of their teeth is one of the best things you can do to help them take care of themselves
Recent studies now reveal the strong correlation between dental hygiene and overall health and well-being. More often than not, a healthy and beautiful smile not only looks great, but also fronts a healthy lifestyle.
This is why it’s so important to encourage your kids to adopt a healthy and positive approach toward looking after their teeth.
Stress the importance of dental hygiene
It’s not a good sign if your kids wake up every morning and hate the thought of having to brush their teeth. Make it fun, or at the very least, make it important. Brush your teeth with them and stress just how important brushing their teeth is for their overall health.
Don’t let your kids be scared of the dentist
One mistake a lot of parents make is letting their own dental anxieties pass down to their children. If you hate visiting the dentist, don’t show this to your kids as they will likely develop the same attitude.
Modern dental technologies and advancements mean that a fear of visiting the dentist should be a thing of the past.
A recent Japanese study has proven that the fear of visiting the dentist is actually what causes the majority of pain. In the study conducted by the Nippon Dental University in Tokyo, scientists concluded that a patient who enters the dentist with a high level of anxiety, was much more likely to experience greater levels of pain, when compared with a relaxed patient.
On top of this, visiting the dentist more often will dramatically decrease the chance of ever requiring any extensive dental treatment.
If you suffer from dental anxiety yourself, instead of letting your teeth suffer; why not give modern pain-reducing/sedation dentistry a try?
Listen to Dr Irani discuss options for parents with persisting dental anxieties.
Here at Gentle and Caring Dentistry, Dr Roxanne Irani and her friendly team encourage families to develop a healthy and holistic approach to dental care.
Gentle and Caring Dentistry – Dentist Maroubra
Unlike other dental practices, Gentle and Caring Dental strives to build a lasting relationship with every patient that walks through the doors.
This involves doing everything possible to make each and every patient experience as comfortable, and as educational as possible.
If you’d like more information on how to help your kids develop a positive attitude toward looking after their teeth, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.