Good oral health is important for a child’s overall health and happiness. That’s why at Harley Street Dental Clinic we do everything we can to make sure children’s smiles are healthy and beautiful.
Our dental clinic in W1 is committed to providing quality oral care for adults and children. We focus on teaching children healthy oral habits and we offer specialised treatments that help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Routine check-up appointments and examinations allow us to keep an eye on your children’s oral health and prevent serious problems from developing. Here are a few preventive treatments for children we offer at our dental clinic in W1:
Dental check-ups and cleanings
According to most dentists, a child should have their first dental check-up within six months of the appearance of their first tooth, or by their first birthday. When you bring your child in to see us in our dental clinic in W1, we will do our best to familiarise them with their new surroundings.
Good oral habits start at a young age and, from our experience, children who visit the dentist early on are more likely to establish better oral hygiene habits. Once your child feels comfortable, we will examine their teeth and look for signs of tooth decay. A thorough tooth cleaning will keep their teeth plaque-free for longer and prevent bacteria from forming cavities. We will also discuss dietary habits and effective brushing and flossing techniques.
Fluoride applications and dental sealants
Fluoride treatments can benefit patients of all ages, but they are especially important for young children who are still in the process of losing baby teeth and getting permanent ones. Fluoride applications will not only protect the existing teeth, but they will also help the new adult teeth come in more resistant against plaque and bacteria.
Dental sealants, on the other hand, are tooth-coloured plastic coatings that are attached directly to the surfaces of the teeth. They act as an extra line of protection between your children’s teeth and decay. If sealants are right for your child, we can provide this preventive treatment right away in our dental clinic in W1.