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The Importance of Getting Your Child into a Routine of Brushing and Flossing

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Child Teeth BrushingIs it a battle to get your child to brush and floss each day? We know lots of kids find oral hygiene boring, but getting them into a regular routine of brushing and flossing is an important way you can help protect their dental health and their general health.

Healthy Teeth and Gums for Life

Preventative dental care, in the form of regular check-ups and good oral hygiene at home is the easiest way for your child to hopefully enjoy healthy teeth and gums for life. Getting them into a routine of brushing and flossing will minimise their risk of developing any problems, reducing their chances of experiencing the discomfort of tooth decay and gum disease.

The Connection between Oral Health and General Health

Lots of scientific studies have found a connection between poor oral health and other health conditions such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Even though the link between dental health and general health is not yet fully understood, there is little doubt that people with problems such as gum disease are more at risk of developing other health problems, or the presence of gum disease may make any existing health issues even worse.

If it is tricky to get your child to brush and floss properly, ask our dental team for practical help and advice.

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