We recommend you introduce your child to the dental practice as soon as their first tooth appears (usually when they are around six months old). Even though there will be hardly any teeth for us to examine at this stage, early visits will help your child feel relaxed about attending dental appointments. You can also pick up plenty of helpful advice about tooth care for babies and infants, including how to brush your child’s teeth and dietary advice.
Between the ages of four to twelve, where appropriate, we apply a fluoride varnish to your child’s teeth every six months. This increases their protection by strengthening the structure of the enamel and making teeth more resistant to decay.
As well as regular visits to the dentist, you will also need to look after your child’s teeth at home. Check out the following oral health care tips for little ones:
A combination of regular visits to the dentist from a young age, developing a good dental care routine at home and encouraging a healthy diet will help keep your child’s teeth in great condition for life.