Woodbury Park Dental

The importance of our family dentist in Tunbridge Wells

09 August 2022


Your family is possibly the most precious thing you have in your life, this means you spend a lot of time keeping them safe and healthy in every way. If you have young children you may spend a lot of time ensuring that they are taking proper care of their teeth and gums by brushing twice a day, but you may still have to monitor their activity regarding their oral health.

Remember that as parents looking after their children’s oral health and hygiene needs, this  should not lead to you neglecting your own, in fact by allowing your children to see that you are brushing your teeth twice a day you will encourage them to follow suit. Children often want to do many of the same things that their parents do, so use this to your advantage when needing to get your children to engage with oral health and hygiene practices.

Another way you can encourage high-quality oral health and hygiene standards within your children’s mouths is to register them with our local dentist in Tunbridge Wells from an early age. At Woodbury Park Dental we treat every child that visits us with care, compassion, and patience, allowing them to engage with our dental professionals in a way that makes them feel happy and comfortable at all times.

Looking after mum and dad’s teeth

It is important that we also look after your oral health and hygiene, allowing your children to clearly understand and see that we are offering services and treatments that will help to protect the teeth and gums of their entire family. Once your child has the knowledge that our dentist in Tunbridge Wells is helping all the family to achieve high levels of oral health they will then be more willing to engage with our dental practice.

One of the things you may want to consider using in order to encourage your children to engage with dental professionals is allowing them to see you having your oral health check-ups, as this may be a simple way to introduce the idea to them. Once your child can see that you are happy to allow our dentist to examine your teeth and gums, then they may feel more at ease and wish to follow your lead. This will help to make your child believe it is a good thing to have their teeth and gums examined at a dental practice.

Once your child sees that our staff are happy, friendly and are only trying to help them and their family this should enable them to understand the importance of visiting the dentist on a regular basis for their oral health check-ups, as well as the importance of cleaning their teeth twice a day to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Starting at an early age

We cannot stress the importance of registering your children with our dentist in Tunbridge Wells at the earliest age possible enough, as this will help to ensure they grow up with strong and healthy teeth and gums. Research shows that when a child is exposed to the idea of looking after their teeth from an early age they develop practices that stay with them for most of their lives.

We are proud to be a non-corporate, independent practice where patients have entrusted their dental care to the same friendly faces for many years.

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