Why visiting the dentist is important at every stage of life

A dentist should be an essential member of your family health care team at every stage of your life. Harley Street Dental Clinic welcomes patients of all ages, from young children whose first teeth are starting to appear to older people in need of tooth replacement solutions such as dentures or dental implants.

children-teethWe have a uniquely skilled collection of dental professionals at our Harley Street clinic. Whether you need a general check-up from the dentist or are in need of more specialist care, such as periodontics, endodontics, or orthodontics, we can provide the treatment you need at any stage of your life, all under one roof.

Here are some of the ways your Harley Street dentist can treat age-specific oral health concerns:


We recommend bringing your child to visit the dentist from an early age, soon after their first teeth start to erupt. This helps them to view the dentist as a friendly face, and minimises the chances of dental anxiety developing in later life.

It also enables your child’s dentist to spot problems early – from issues with the first teeth to possible orthodontic concerns. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we dream of a world where no child suffers tooth decay, but if your child does need a filling, we use a laser instead of a drill.


The teenage years are both exciting and daunting, and bring with them their own oral health concerns. From helping your teenage son or daughter to understand the impact of dietary factors on their teeth and gums – such as avoiding too much sugar – to early intervention orthodontics, and orthodontic care for those who don’t qualify for NHS treatment but still find their self-esteem dented by misaligned teeth, our Harley Street team can help.


Thanks to hormonal increase in the body, pregnant women can sometimes develop gum disease. Acid erosion and pregnancy granuloma are also common. Your dentist can help treat and manage these conditions.

Older people

More people these days are outliving their natural teeth. Your Harley Street dentist can provide effective tooth replacements, including dentures and dental implants.