How taking your child to visit the dentist from an early age can establish great oral health for life

Many parents wonder when they should start taking their children to visit the dentist. At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we recommend bringing children in from the age of 12 months, and believe this can help instil good dental health habits for life.

oral-healthProfessor Raman Bedi is our paediatric dental specialist here at Harley Street. He is the chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund and co-chair of a global expert committee on caries management and prevention. He and his team are excellent at building up a good rapport with young patients, establishing a relationship of trust.

A bad experience in childhood is the cause of many adults’ dental phobia. By bringing your child to see a specialist children’s dentist from when their teeth start to appear, you can help to prevent this.

Children will quickly learn that a visit to the dentist is routine and nothing to be scared of, and establishing good preventative habits including regular, proper tooth-brushing will help to avoid the need for more invasive treatments at a later stage.

At Harley Street Dental Clinic we believe that by seeing children from the age of 12 months, the dentist will soon become a friendly face your children look forward to seeing every six months. By making dental appointments a regular, routine experience, you can help establish a good oral healthcare regime for life.

Our children’s dental team, led by Professor Bedi, believe that every child deserves a healthy mouth. If your child does require a filling, their dentist will use a laser instead of a drill, which is less traumatic and far more comfortable.

Your dentist can also provide preventative treatments for children, including fissure sealants and fluoride varnish, which help to strengthen teeth and combat tooth decay.

To book an appointment with a children’s dentist, contact our Harley Street practice today.