Your child’s first visit to the dentist in Harley Street: what you need to know

As with many things, establishing a good pattern of visiting the dentist in childhood helps to establish good habits for life. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we have a skilled paediatric dental team, headed up by Professor Raman Bedi, Chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund.

dentist-in-harley-streetOur Harley Street team are highly experienced in working with children, helping to ensure that your little one’s early experiences of the dentist are always positive, stress-free, and fun. We offer a wide range of preventative treatments, including fissure sealants and fluoride varnish, to protect children’s teeth, with the aim of avoiding decay, cavities, and other possible causes of stress and discomfort.

Of course, we also live in the real world, so if a child’s tooth does need a filling, we will ensure that they are comfortable and pain-free throughout.At our Harley Street clinic the dentist will use a laser instead of a drill to remove any areas of decay before the filling is placed.

When to bring your child to the dentist

Harley Street Dental Clinic recommends bringing your child to see the dentist for the first time by the age of one year. By this time, most children’s milk teeth have started to appear, although all children vary and some babies are even born with teeth. You can come in for a chat with a dentist in Harley Street at any time during your child’s tooth development, even if all that is needed is to put your mind at rest.

These early visits to the dentist help your child to familiarise themselves with the practice environment. If they attend an appointment with a parent or sibling, young children often like to copy what they see – after Dad sits in the dentist’s chair and opens his mouth, the child gets their turn, too.

Your Harley Street dentist or hygienist can help your child develop a fun and effective tooth brushing routine at home, as well as providing age-appropriate information about the importance of eating a healthy diet, to ensure that their teeth stay in tip-top condition.