Children and the dentist in W1

Congratulations on having your first baby. Caring for another human being is an awesome responsibility, especially when that human is entirely dependent on you for everything they learn in the first few years of their life. Babies soak up everything they see and hear and store it away in their subconscious, learning by copying. So how you go about your daily life will affect how they go about theirs for the rest of their life.

Dentist in W1The good news is that this means that you can instil some great lifelong habits in your child, including making regular visits to the dentist in W1 at Harley Street Dental Clinic.

Your appointments are a great starting point

If you are wondering when is the best time to start bringing your baby along to the dentist in W1, we’d say there’s no time like the present. You can bring baby to your own appointments, so that they can soak up the atmosphere of the dental clinic and get used to it before they start having their own check-ups.

If you can show baby that you have positive experiences when you get into the dentist’s chair, it will make their own experiences positive too.

First check-up

You can start booking your baby in for their own check-ups when they first start having teeth.

Plaque starts building up straight away and it is important to avoid decay. To this end you can even start cleaning inside their mouth with your finger or a cloth before they have teeth, and then move onto a soft brush when their first teeth come through.

Childhood tooth decay

Children are particularly susceptible to tooth decay because their tooth enamel is softer, they are still learning how best to brush their teeth and they consume more sugary snacks and drinks.

We can help protect against tooth decay with treatments to harden the enamel. We can also paint a layer of sealant onto their back teeth so that decay-causing bacteria can’t get to the enamel.

We can also teach your youngster the best techniques for brushing their teeth.

We look forward to seeing you soon.