If you’re a father, you know that the role doesn’t come with a handbook for the answers to all of life's challenges. As a parent – mother or father - you know that you significantly impact your child’s life.
Genetics dictate physical features that are passed on such as stature, and eye color—much of which you don’t have control over. Yet, there’s still a lot you do have a say about when it comes to your kids - like how they feel about the dentist Columbia.
A survey of almost 200 children aged from 7 to 12 years old and their families revealed that:
- Children are likely to develop a fear of the dentist Columbia if one of their parents displays that attitude.
- The higher the level of dental fear displayed by one family member, the greater the level in the rest.
The father’s feelings about going to their dentist Columbia play an important role in whether a fear of the dentist will be passed on to their children. In other words, how a child views the dentist is more significantly influenced by the father’s attitude of the dentist.
The conclusion was that it’s beneficial to involve both mothers and fathers alike in alleviating the development of dental fears. That makes sense, so how do we do it?
- Start instilling the value of good oral hygiene at an early age. Bring them for a dental checkup to their dentist Columbia by the time they reach their 1st birthday.
- Both mom and dad should set a good example in oral hygiene, and regular dental visits.
- Speak positively to your children about their dentist Columbia.
- Take an active interest in your child’s oral health, teaching them to brush and floss correctly so that you and your children are equipped to prevent or combat periodontal problems.
- Make an appointment for a dental cleaning.
- Ask us about ways you can protect your teeth and mouth if you or your children actively participate in high contact activities.
- Speak to us about a proper diet for both your oral and general health.
A positive view of your dentist Columbia can have a tremendous effect on the entire family. Encourage giving the gift of a lifelong, happy smile by sharing this post this Father’s Day with parents raising young ones today.
There’s no better gift that fathers can give their children than the knowledge of how to take care of their bodies – including their mouth – for a healthier life.
Happy Father’s Day from your dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych!