It is important that children visit the dentist from when their first tooth comes through. Getting used to the routine of visiting the dentist is one of the best ways to get them familiar with the surgery surroundings and so that future visits are less daunting.
A check-up every six months is usually recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. Your dentist can tell you when and how often your child will need to be seen depending on whats best for them. Our specialist Oral Health Educator is also available for help and advice.
- Children up to 3 years old, should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of at least 1000ppm.
- After three years old, they should use a toothpaste that contains 1350ppm-1500ppm. Fluoride levels will be on the packaging of the toothpaste.
- Children should be supervised up to the age of 7, and you should make sure that they spit out the toothpaste and don’t swallow any if possible.
The main cause of tooth decay is not the amount of sugar or acid in the diet, but how often it is eaten or drunk. Thus try to limit such foods to meal-times.
Why not get your children involved with learning about looking after their teeth with some of the activity sheets we have available and get them to send us a picture so that we can put it on our gallery page.
You and our dentists want your child to be able to grow up with healthy teeth, able to talk, smile and eat with confidence. With prevention one of our core philosophies we have a specialist Oral Heath Educator as part of our team. She is able to help you and your child with advice and encouragement.
Regular visits to the dentist are essential in helping your child to get used to the surroundings and what goes on there. A child can be much more anxious if it is their first visit to a dental practice. Pain and distress can happen at any time and it is important to prepare your child with regular visits.
NHS Children’s Dentistry
We never refuse to see children under the NHS and its free!
Please call the surgery on 0844 576 9905 or contact us to make an appointment.