Life-long behaviours are set up in early childhood, so if you want your child to look after their teeth throughout their life, start on visits to the dentist as soon as you can.
Our dentist in Harley Street recommends that parents start bringing their children for check-ups from the age of 12 months. We want to get your children into good dental habits because we know the serious and extensive effects of untreated dental decay.
We recommend fluoride applications to safeguard teeth from decay. Our dentists paint the fluoride onto the teeth to help mineralise them. We also use tooth-coloured fissure sealants, applying them to the biting surface of the teeth as a way to prevent decay.
Bringing your child to the dentist from an early age also helps with the early diagnosis of bite problems, which can then be prevented from developing with early treatment.
Your child will be in good hands in Harley Street. Dentist appointments for children at our clinic are headed by Professor Raman Bedi. He is particularly experienced in treating children from the Middle East who have to have full mouth reconstruction because of dental decay. Professor Raman is chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund and co-chair of a committee of international experts on caries prevention and management. He was Chief Dental Officer of England between 2002 and 2005, and has published over 170 scientific paper and four books.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we know that we are responsible for a child’s lifelong attitude towards visits to the dentist, and Professor Raman takes care to make visits to the dentist fun by building up a trusting relationship with his young patients.
Our other paediatric dentists are Dr Dania Siddik, who also holds a post at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital. Ms Siddik is especially interested in the areas of managing dental injuries, and sedation and general anaesthesia for anxious children. Dr Ahmed Abdullah is our other paediatric dentist in Harley Street. He is greatly interested in treating the dental injuries suffered by the under 16s which require restorative or mini-surgical dental treatments. He is also passionate about teaching children about oral hygiene as a way to prevent unnecessary visits to the dentist in Harley Street.