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Children's Visits to the Dentist Start Early
Children should have their first dental appointment anytime from birth — one year of age Milk teeth come in when a baby is approximately six months old. We recommend that your little one comes for their first dental visit before their first birthday so we can help you take care of their teeth.
That may seem a little early, but there are at least three reasons why a first dental check-up at this age is standard practice.
We assess your child’s oral health, ensuring there aren’t any early signs of tooth decay, cavities or bacterial infections — all surprisingly common for babies and toddlers. Treating dental issues quickly helps avoid pain, discomfort or permanent and irreversible damage.
Why Choose South Cliff Dental Group for Paediatric Dentistry
Our mission is to provide excellent and compassionate care to all patients — including children. We offer paediatric dental care at our group of practices, ensuring every family member can visit the same dental practice for your convenience.
Our experienced team of dental professionals will ensure that your child receives the best possible treatment using the latest dental techniques and technology — keeping them comfortable and interested throughout their appointment.
We know that visiting the dentist can be intimidating for little ones, but our team is well-versed in children’s dentistry. Kids require a different approach than our older patients, and our dentists and hygienists have a warm and welcoming approach that little ones respond to and appreciate.
Common Dental Services for Children
Cleaning and Preventative Care
Practising Oral Healthcare at Home
Toothpaste Best Practises
Children must use proper toothpaste that cleans and polishes their teeth without damaging their enamel.
For children up to the age of three, use only a tiny smear of fluoride-free toothpaste – babies and toddlers will likely swallow the toothpaste, which is unhealthy for them.
For children between three and six, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. At this age, we recommend using children’s fluoride toothpaste containing no less than 1,000 ppm of fluoride (you can find this information on the label).
Book a Dental Appointment for Your Child
NHS dental appointments are free for children up to age 18, making it easier for your little one to access necessary dental care.
For more information on children’s dentistry, please book an appointment at your nearest location.