A good children’s dentist can help your child develop good oral health habits and have a healthy mouth for life. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we have a dedicated children’s dental team, led by paediatric dental specialist Professor Raman Bedi. Professor Bedi is chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund and co-chair of a global expert committee on caries management and prevention.
Many patients who experience fear or phobia of the dentist in later life cite a bad experience in childhood as the trigger to their problems. By seeing a specialist in children’s dentistry from an early age, children will learn that visiting the dental practice is nothing to be afraid of. Professor Bedi and his team here at our Harley Street clinic are highly experienced in working with children and young people, taking the time to build up a good rapport and a relationship of trust with young patients and talking to them as well as to their parents, presenting information in an engaging and age-appropriate manner.
Dentists remain concerned at the high levels of tooth decay in children in the UK. This is painful and distressing for the child, and research has also found a link between untreated tooth decay in young people and health problems including diabetes and heart disease in later life. You can help to prevent this by bringing your child to visit the dentist regularly and by helping them to establish a good tooth-cleaning routine at home.
At our Harley Street practice we offer preventative treatments, including fluoride varnish and fissure sealant, which help to strengthen children’s teeth and prevent tooth decay from developing. Your child will also learn the best way to brush their teeth at home and how too much sugary food and drink can have bad effects on your teeth.
To book an appointment with a children’s dentist, get in touch with our Harley Street clinic today.