It’s all about positive reinforcement, and to make their visits here even better kids at Smile Up are given a take home pack with a mini toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. It’s part of our emphasis on helping children to take control of their own oral health as early as possible because that’s the secret to long term wellbeing.
Incredibly, tooth decay is the most common reason why five-to-nine-year-olds are admitted to hospital in this country, and in many cases that’s for multiple tooth extractions under general anaesthetic. That’s 26,000 primary school-aged kids, an appalling track record for one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
We already have the tools and the knowledge to stop this epidemic but the key ingredient that tends to be missing is building trust and communicating clearly with kids and parents about how to stay healthy. The consequences of not doing this are quite scary; poor oral health can affect children’s ability to sleep, eat, speak, play and socialise with other children.
There has never been a better time to get your children off to a great start in oral health, because getting them sorted now means you are preventing them from unwanted hospital trips, tooth decay, pain, infections, gum disease and impaired nutrition and growth. It also means you’re saving them tens of thousands of pounds in dental treatments over the course of their adult life.
If you’d like to make an appointment you can do it here or give us a ring on 0203 411 1550.