Kids And Tooth Decay: Good And Bad News

Child at a dentist

There has been a disturbing trend in recent years of children suffering from decay. Despite the advances in dentistry, which make visits to the dentists much easier and more relaxed than ever before, more and more kids are getting tooth decay, and even having to have teeth removed. According to National Smile Month, there was a 19.6% increase in children being admitted to hospital with tooth decay between 2010 and 2015.

The blame lies with the vast intake of sugary drinks that kids imbibe now. Sugar that then sits in their mouths and feeds the bacteria that causes decay and gum disease. This can not only ruin their milk teeth, but it can damage their adult teeth too, which it is why it is really important that kids have regular visits to the dentist in Stevenage. There are various to choose from, including Smilecraft.

People are not sharks. They get one set of adult teeth, which Nature intended to last a lifetime. Sharks’ teeth fall out all the time, and there is always another one to replace the one left in that surfboard the shark mistook for a tasty seal.

If kids are going to value their teeth and do all they can to make them last as long as possible, it is important that parents make a point of booking a twice-yearly visit to the dentist in Stevenage for their children, and also for themselves. Children very soon cotton on to the difference between ‘do as I do’ and ‘do as I say’.

The staff at the dentist in Stevenage will be able to teach them how to take good care of their teeth and will do so in a way that is fun and engaging, so that oral care becomes enjoyable rather than a chore to be ignored as long as there’s no chance of being caught by their parents.

As well as education, the dentist in Stevenage has a range of treatments up their sleeve designed to reduce the incidence of decay. Fluoride treatments mineralise the teeth against decay. The dentist can also paint fissure sealants onto the back teeth, so that difficult-to-clean nooks and crannies are protected from plaque.