Your baby’s oral health

It is very important to look after baby’s oral health even before the first tooth appears.

Dental Check by One

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry advises all parents to take their children to see a dentist as soon as their first teeth come through, and before their first birthday.

We love to see babies!

Bringing a baby to the dentist may seem a bit unnecessary. After all, what’s one baby tooth?

But it can help your child grow up with healthier teeth. Even if we don’t look into their mouth on their very first visit, children who are used to a clinical environment are much more confident when they’re older.

Both our private and NHS practices hold regular children’s days, when we prioritise dental care for children. Get in touch with our reception team to learn more, by filling in the form below.

Too often, a child’s first appointment is when they’ve had an accident, or they have pain. From then on there’s a negative association. We want to make a visit to the dentist a positive first experience, even if they’re so young they won’t remember it!

Remember too, it’s really important to talk positively about your own visit to the dentist in front of children. Please make sure they know how kind and friendly we are!

Click here to read the BSPD leaflet – A Practical Guide to Children’s Teeth