Experienced at looking after children
At 53 Wimpole Street, we are very experienced at looking after children and many of us are parents ourselves. We understand that a parent’s priority for their children is comfort and we can help you look after your child’s teeth through their childhood and into their adulthood.
We support you in keeping your child’s teeth healthy with preventative techniques and advise whether Orthodontic intervention to correct any developmental problems is needed.
Plaque begins to form as soon as your child’s first tooth arrives so general dental care is required from a very early age. A visit to the dentist when your child is young allows us to help enable good habits, pick up early on any developmental abnormalities as well as desensitising children to the clinical setting to enstill pleasant experiences from an early age.
Brushing teeth regularly, eating a balanced diet and visiting the Dentist regularly is essential to ensuring healthy teeth and gums for life.
We recommended bringing your child for check-ups from an early age, around 1-2 years old is an excellent time to start. Our Dentists at 53 Wimpole Street believe that early intervention is imperative; prevention is always simpler so don’t wait for problems and toothache to arise.
For those children with high risk of tooth decay, we initiate a complete range of treatments and preventive measures to help minimise the effects of tooth decay.
Furthermore, we absolutely welcome questions and concerns from parents! Whether you require advice on thumb sucking, oral hygiene or dietary habits, our Dentists are here to assist you in navigating your child’s developing dental health needs. This is why we offer FREE check-ups for all 1-5yr olds and a heavily discounted rate for 5-10 and 11-18yr olds.
We work with you and your child to preserve a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.
Protect your child’s teeth by booking an appointment with us today on 02079356809 and give them the gift of healthy, strong teeth for life.
The benefits of starting oral care from a young age
1. It offers your child the best possible chance of having life long, strong teeth and good oral health
2. It also prevents little problems from becoming painful, big problems requiring complicated treatment
3. Starting Dental visits early allows for preventative treatments, avoiding the cost of more invasive and complex treatments
When should I take my child to the dentist?
Children should attend Dentist Appointments with their parents as soon as possible. This will help them get used to the noises, smells and surroundings, preparing them for future visits. The earlier these visits start, the more relaxed the children will be.
When will my child’s teeth appear?
First teeth may start to appear when your child is around 6 months old. All 20 baby teeth should have appeared by age two. The first permanent ‘adult’ molars (back teeth) will appear around age 6 and the first baby teeth will start to fall out at around the same age. All permanent teeth should be in place by the age of 13, except the ‘wisdom’ teeth, which may appear any time between 18 and 25 years of age and in some cases do not appear at all. Please do keep in mind that all children are different and will develop at different rates.
How should I clean my child’s teeth?
Teeth cleaning should be part of your child’s daily hygiene routine.
When the first teeth start to appear, use a toothbrush designed for children, with a small smear of fluoride toothpaste. Supervise your child’s brushing until they are at least seven or you are confident that they are brushing thoroughly. Once all the teeth have appeared, using a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles, brush in circular movements and clean one section at a time. Brush gently behind the teeth and onto the gums.
What could cause my child to have toothache?
Toothache is mainly caused by tooth decay. And decay is caused by too much regular consumption of sugar and acidic foods like some fruit and no regular Oral Hygiene routine.
How can I prevent tooth decay in my child?
It’s not the amount, it’s the frequency! What we mean is this: If you were going to eat a bag of sugar, it would be better to have it all in one go as opposed to little bits throughout the day. Of course we’re not advocating consuming such large amounts of sugar, but this is why we recommend that sweets and treats should be given a meal times only. If you are giving your child snacks, it’s better to give them things like cheese, vegetables and fruit. Hence the emphasis on well balanced meals and restricting any food and drink to mealtimes.
Mr Sam Hassan
Mr Sam Hassan
Dr Bhavin Patel
Dr Bhavin Patel