• 03 JUL 19

    Making a difference for children

    We all know we’re in the middle of a child tooth decay crisis in the UK. So what can we actually do to help? It’s important to look beyond the headlines and see what we can do in our local communities to help children receive the care they deserve.

    The root of the problem

    Like all problems in dentistry, it’s necessary we get to the root cause. In the majority of cases, this is likely to lead back to the parents/guardians of a child. After all, children under the age of 5 rarely have the necessary dexterity to clean their own teeth effectively without guidance, and they are also not psychologically aware of the importance of cleaning their teeth and the repercussions that failing to do so can cause.

    The first step is to fill the gaps in knowledge. It was only last year that the BBC reported that some children in Wales were having large numbers of teeth removed because parents/guardians did not know that baby teeth had to be brushed.[i]  This is particularly worrying as any problems with baby teeth can impact the permanent dentition underneath.

    Another worrying report claims that parents are unsure when they should even start taking their children to the dentist. [ii] It’s recommended that children start seeing the dentist as soon as their first tooth emerges, or by age one, and parents need to be aware of this so that their children can receive the care and attention they need from the start.

    So how do we ensure parents and guardians are getting the information they need? Could you hold open days in your practice for parents of young children so that they can learn all of the relevant information and have their questions answered? It may also be worth creating an information pack that you can give to patients that you know are expecting or already have young children, as this will give them materials to refer to at home.

    Make it fun

    A very high proportion of adults have dental anxiety or phobia, and this inevitably means that they avoid visiting the dentist where possible. This sets a bad example for their children, and it is highly probable that those under the care of these individuals will develop the same dislike/ fear of seeing the dentist.

    Can you invest in some new technology that will help make procedures as pain-free as possible? What about putting resources together to enhance the welcoming atmosphere of your practice with scents or music? Even these small differences can put people at ease and make a significant difference.

    If you treat a lot of young children it may also be worth considering making your practice a bright and fun child friendly environment – maybe you can introduce a magical theme and paint colourful characters on the walls, or perhaps you can create a large play area in the waiting room? If visiting the dentist is fun for a child, it’s likely that they will feel at ease, be more compliant and want to return.

    Putting children first

    Children need support from both their parents and professionals. By educating parents and giving them the knowledge they need, you can ensure that children start their oral health journey on the right foot.

    For further information please call EndoCare on 020 7224 0999

    [i] BBC News. Parents ‘Don’t Realise’ They Should Brush Babies’ Teeth. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40827208 [Last accessed May 19].

    [ii] The Independent. Millions of Parents Putting Children’s Health At Risk By Not Knowing Dental Care Facts, According To Research. Link: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/children-teeth-dental-health-hygiene-parents-brush-toothpaste-a8349656.html [Last accessed May 19].

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Patient Testimonials

Just to say thanks for the coffees & friendly, supportive chats. You certainly helped to take the edge off a stressful time for us.

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Rod & Sue Witheridge
This is just to thank you for the root-canal treatment which you carried out on my tooth last Tuesday afternoon. All has now settled down and I can chew on the tooth as normal. I think that we both had a tough ninety minutes last Tuesday but for me it ...

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David Thomson
Thank you for treating my dental pain, it was a great relief! Thank you also for the care I received while visiting your practice.

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Fraser Gray
Thankyou so much for once again saving a difficult tooth!!  Another thankyou is due to you for your gift to my daughter of the recipe book written by your aunt. Noelle returned to Dubai with the book firmly tucked under her arm. She returns in July for the summer and ...

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Sheila Ferris
Just a quick but BIG thank you all for making what was a frightening and miserable procedure into an experience I could hanle. If there had been more people like you all, I would have a much healthier mouth. It was a pleasure meeting you and your kindness is much ...

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Georgia F
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Mr. Sultan for the excellent patient care I received last week. My reluctance to proceed with the surgical treatment was apparent, but with your advice and reassurance, I am sure that I made the right decision. The procedure, though ...

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Anne
Thank you so much for looking after our nanny Noelia! Thank you also for offering her such a generous discount for your excellent treatment. She asked me to pass on her thanks also. With best wishes.

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Quentin McCoach
Thank you very much for the wonderful work you did for me. I can smile again!

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Zita Drew

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    • 03 JUL 19

    Making a difference for children

    We all know we’re in the middle of a child tooth decay crisis in the UK. So what can we actually do to help? It’s important to look beyond the headlines and see what we can do in our local communities to help children receive the care they deserve.

    The root of the problem

    Like all problems in dentistry, it’s necessary we get to the root cause. In the majority of cases, this is likely to lead back to the parents/guardians of a child. After all, children under the age of 5 rarely have the necessary dexterity to clean their own teeth effectively without guidance, and they are also not psychologically aware of the importance of cleaning their teeth and the repercussions that failing to do so can cause.

    The first step is to fill the gaps in knowledge. It was only last year that the BBC reported that some children in Wales were having large numbers of teeth removed because parents/guardians did not know that baby teeth had to be brushed.[i]  This is particularly worrying as any problems with baby teeth can impact the permanent dentition underneath.

    Another worrying report claims that parents are unsure when they should even start taking their children to the dentist. [ii] It’s recommended that children start seeing the dentist as soon as their first tooth emerges, or by age one, and parents need to be aware of this so that their children can receive the care and attention they need from the start.

    So how do we ensure parents and guardians are getting the information they need? Could you hold open days in your practice for parents of young children so that they can learn all of the relevant information and have their questions answered? It may also be worth creating an information pack that you can give to patients that you know are expecting or already have young children, as this will give them materials to refer to at home.

    Make it fun

    A very high proportion of adults have dental anxiety or phobia, and this inevitably means that they avoid visiting the dentist where possible. This sets a bad example for their children, and it is highly probable that those under the care of these individuals will develop the same dislike/ fear of seeing the dentist.

    Can you invest in some new technology that will help make procedures as pain-free as possible? What about putting resources together to enhance the welcoming atmosphere of your practice with scents or music? Even these small differences can put people at ease and make a significant difference.

    If you treat a lot of young children it may also be worth considering making your practice a bright and fun child friendly environment – maybe you can introduce a magical theme and paint colourful characters on the walls, or perhaps you can create a large play area in the waiting room? If visiting the dentist is fun for a child, it’s likely that they will feel at ease, be more compliant and want to return.

    Putting children first

    Children need support from both their parents and professionals. By educating parents and giving them the knowledge they need, you can ensure that children start their oral health journey on the right foot.

    For further information please call EndoCare on 020 7224 0999

    [i] BBC News. Parents ‘Don’t Realise’ They Should Brush Babies’ Teeth. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40827208 [Last accessed May 19].

    [ii] The Independent. Millions of Parents Putting Children’s Health At Risk By Not Knowing Dental Care Facts, According To Research. Link: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/children-teeth-dental-health-hygiene-parents-brush-toothpaste-a8349656.html [Last accessed May 19].