Every parent wants their children to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. Parents work tirelessly to make sure their children get the right opportunities to create good lives in adulthood. An important part of a good, healthy life is having healthy teeth and gums and the way to make sure your children have them for life is to get them comfortable with coming to the dentist from an early age.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we see paediatric dentistry in Harley Street as about far more than check-ups and cleanings. We see it as a team effort between us and you to help your children create lifelong habits of good oral hygiene.
People can build up a fear around going to the dentist if something scares them when they are young, or if their parents don’t seem all that happy with going to the dentist. We suggest the best way to get your children into a positive frame of mind is to bring them along to your own appointments or those of their siblings from the get-go. Then, when your little one’s first tooth comes through, you can bring them to their first check-up.
We have great dentists here in our Harley Street clinic who have trained in dentistry for children. We also have really great hygienists, who can make learning how to brush teeth fun for youngsters.
On top of that we also have treatments that can help protect your kids against tooth decay, which is far more prevalent among children than adults. This is because kids are still mastering the skills of tooth brushing and because they consume more sugary drinks and snacks than adults.
We can paint extra fluoride onto the teeth to mineralise them and this will help protect them against the acids that cause decay.
We paint the chewing surfaces of the back teeth with a protective coating to stop acids from coming into contact with the teeth.
We also suggest bringing your children in for a braces assessment when their first adult teeth have come through. We can predict if they will be misaligned and treat them while they are coming through rather than waiting until they are already descended.