A large percentage of British kids are experiencing some degree of tooth decay before they even start their first day at school. If your children aren’t yet registered with the dentist, how sure are you that their teeth are still perfect? Tooth decay, as we all know, often leads to cavities. You can help kids’ teeth and gums remain healthy by booking your child in for regular hygiene checkups.
The dentist will help keep your child’s teeth free from decay, ensure they know the correct brushing techniques, and that there’s nothing to be afraid of when visiting the dentist. Children’s dentistry is an important step in establishing a healthy relationship with your dentist. Their appointments are designed to protect their teeth and maintain their oral health. Visiting the dentist with your child is important for the healthy development of your child’s teeth.
If you’d like your children to become the sort of adults who will look after their teeth and book their own dentist appointments, introducing them to the dentist at a young age makes this more likely. Teeth and gums can be kept healthy through regular brushing, reducing sugar intake, and regular dental visits. Instil good practices in your child now, and set them up for a lifetime of taking responsibility for their own teeth and gums.
Learn correct brushing techniques to ensure healthy teeth development
Nurtures a positive attitude in visiting the dentist
Prevents tooth decay
Maintains oral health
Child friendly atmosphere
Child dental emergencies handled with care
Frequently Asked Questions
Your questions about children’s dentistry answered
It’s important to act fast. Hold the tooth by the crown and put it back in the socket. Hold it there with a wash cloth, and bring your child to the dentist immediately. If you’ve lost the tooth that fell out, it’s still important that you get to the dentist right away.
Yes and it’s important to get tooth decay treated. This applies to both baby teeth and adult teeth.
Your patient journey
No doubt you’ll have questions about your child’s dental care, before your child embarks on any specialist procedures. We will invite you to a consultation at our Larkfield practice beforehand in order to give you all the information you’ll need about what to expect and how to prepare.
You’ll be present in the room if your child is still very young. We’ll keep you informed during the procedure and welcome your kind support in helping us maintain a relaxing atmosphere.
Following dental treatment, we’ll give you thorough guidance on how to best look after your child’s teeth and gums before it’s time for his or her next appointment. We’ll make sure you feel comfortable about what to do going forwards.