A lot of people have started realizing the importance of taking care of taking care of their teeth at a young age. Gone are the days when kids and teens totally neglected their teeth and ate all the candy and sugar and did not bother to even brush their teeth.
Negligence of teeth in Young kids
I certainly was guilty of that. Growing up I used to eat a lot of sweets and then go to bed without brushing or waching my mouth. To make matters worse, there were days when I would get up in the morning and go about my day without brushing my teeth. Ofcourse those days were usually during summer holidays when I did not have to go to school!
Anyway, these days kids are exposed to a lot of info via TV and the internet. Most kids have access to all the info via their ipads. TV commercials show germy creatures attacking the teeth all the time and all of this makes an impression in their young minds!
Recently I took my 4 year old to the 1st dentist visit. I remember my 1st visit to the dentist where I was terrified of all the noise and intruments in the mouth! But my kids dental visit was a totally different experience. They first gave her so many toys and little trinkets and then played with her and so by the time she had to open her mouth and see the dentist, she was not frightened at all!
Infact every day since the visit, she has been asking when the next visit is! You can check out a lot of websites here. A lot of pediatric dentists now have play areas where kids can lose themselves in their own world!
The rise of new technology and painless procedures also has made the dental visit a much more mellowed experience. These days dental technology is both a science and an art. From veneers that enhance the look and feel of the patient to orthodontic appliances and splints that help straighten and protect teeth, every new tool has been designed with effectiveness and pain-free experience in mind.
You can learn more about dental technology here.