BY DR. LIM SWEE TECK
FAMS, BDS, MDS (SG), MS(OHIO, USA), CERT PRD (OHIO)
You have such a beautiful smile,
sweet smelling breath and
your teeth... oh so nice, clean and pretty.
How did you manage to achieve all these!
Timmy: Oh... Its all due to my dentist, Dr Friendly.
Friends: Who is Dr Friendly, Timmy?
Timmy's Mummy: He is a dentist
who looks after children and their teeth.
Timmy has been visiting him since small at 3 years of age.
TIMMY: Yes! I love going to see my dentist and I enjoy having fun during the dental visit. I always learn so much.
Timmy's Mummy: Yes! Timmy loves his dentist and has no fears at all.
Timmy: What I love also are Dr Friendly's books...
they are such fun to read.
They have taught me so much about my teeth
and how to care for them.
Friends: What books are these?
Timmy's Mummy: They are the HEALTHY SMILE SERIES.
It's a series of books written to help the child and parents
understand about their mouth and oral health care.
These are the first books on children's oral health care in Singapore written for children. I myself have learnt so much from them.
Timmy's Mummy: Yes...
They do help the child and parents understand about oral health and their importance. We just love these books and what they tell us.
Thank you Dr. Friendly!
The HEALTHY SMILE SERIES:
An Important Message For All Parents
"Build Your tomorrows, not on regret, but on hope."
As a parent, what do you tell your child if he or she asks:
"Mummy, why must I brush my teeth?"
Or as your child grows, and you notice "crooked or double rows of teeth" in the front of your child's mouth.<／div>
What do you do?
These are common situations that all parents face.
If you want in on what is going on in your child's mouth as he grows, look no further.
In the HEALTH SMILE SERIES of books created and authored by pediatrics (child specialist) dentist, Dr Lim Swee Teck, you will find the information and explanations written and illustrated in a simple and fun way so as to be easily understood by both parent and child.
Dr Lim has had 40 over years of experience
in managing and caring for children and their teeth,
so he definitely knows what parents and their children want to know.
As both the child and parent begin to understand the changes
that will happen in the mouth while the child is growing
and the importance of looking after the teeth,
they will be more motivated to care for their teeth.
The child will benefit in developing a good habit
of brushing and flossing his teeth and this habit will be
carried through to adulthood
The stress on children's oral health care is on
PREVENTION RATHER THAN CURE!
Prevention is much more economical and will save you
the unnecessary expense in having to "Fill and repair damaged teeth"
It is said that "for every ten cents that you spend on sweets for the child, you will ultimately spend a hundred dollars in repair."
But more importantly, is that recent research have found the importance of an infected mouth and gums in relation to systemic infections and diseases.
This current finding makes it even more important
to start oral health care in a child early so that
the child will not suffer the consequences of systemic diseases
like a heart attack, liver infection as an adult due to poor oral health.
THINK ABOUT IT.
It is better to build strong children than to repair adults.
It is important to prepare our children for Dental Treatment.