when a child should begin dental health care

When A Child Should Begin Dental Health Care

Your baby’s teeth will start coming in when they’re around six months old. But when should you begin teaching your child about taking care of their teeth? Here’s what you should know.

Key takeaways:

• Begin teaching your child about maintaining good oral health when they turn three. 

• Start teaching them how to floss when they turn eight and supervise until they’re able to do it properly on their own.

• Be patient and remember to make the learning process fun.

Always consult your child’s dentist if they develop any oral problem.

Read more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/when-should-you-start-teaching-your-child-dental-health-habits/

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.