Check up exams in Elephant & Castle from £50
Encouraging young children to practice good oral health habits early is essential to their continuing oral health into adolescence and adulthood. Studies show that if parents introduce their children to a dentist early on, they are far less likely to develop anxiety around dental care later in life.
Our practice is a warm, welcoming environment for children. Our practitioners are friendly and informative, and our treatment rooms are bright and cheery, intending to make nervous patients as comfortable as possible.
We recommend booking a check-up as soon as their first milk teeth have erupted and every six months after that.
Children develop rapidly; during this time, they will gain, lose, and then acquire another set of teeth.
With such a lot going on, a dentist must regularly examine your child’s teeth.
Regular dentist visits will encourage children to care for their teeth from a young age, understand the importance of maintaining good oral health, and settle into a normal cleaning routine.
We advise that a child first visit the dentist when their baby teeth erupt.
You should take your child for check-ups from an early age so they can become familiar with the environment and all its sights, sounds, and smells.
Typically, if a dentist diagnoses an issue with a child’s teeth, it will relate to their growth or condition.
As children’s teeth are almost always growing — first the milk teeth, then their adult teeth — issues can arise with the location of the teeth or the direction they grow in.
Teeth can grow crooked due to genetics, thumb-sucking, or injury. Once they have finished growing, we can correct misaligned teeth with braces.
Focusing on hygiene, tooth decay is a common diagnosis in children, primarily down to the over-consumption of sugary or acidic foods and drinks.
You can mitigate the effects of tooth decay by limiting the number of sugary treats your child can have each day and encouraging them only to consume sugar at mealtimes.
Children should get into the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day.
Use a toothbrush specially designed for children – it would be best if you brushed their teeth for them if they are still too young to do it.
Do not forget to clean the back surface of the teeth and brush their tongue and gums.
Encourage your child to spit the toothpaste out after brushing. We recommend fluoride toothpaste for optimal cavity protection.
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