Studies have shown that the younger the age that you bring your child to the dental practice, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist. As a general rule of thumb, your child should have their first visit to the dentist by at least 7 years old.
To keep your child’s mouth in tip-top shape, we recommend you come in for regular dental hygiene appointments and dental check-ups to benefit from our years of expertise.
Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel safe and cared for.
Children’s Dental Hygiene
Regular dental care is important for both children and adults. By the age of two, your child should have already visited a dentist for a check-up. Having regular dental checkups for your child also allows your dentist to check the condition of your child’s teeth and is a great way for you and your child to see how well they are brushing!
Dental checkups are even more important for children who are exposed to high amounts of sugary foods and drinks, with a higher risk of cavities or suffering from tooth decay.
As a parent or guardian, it’s vital to have an understanding of how to prevent tooth decay in children, as well as knowing if you are brushing your child’s teeth correctly.
Your dentist can also show you preventative methods you can use and how to upkeep your child’s oral health and hygiene to ensure they have a fantastic smile.
If children’s orthodontic treatment is required, being able to start this sooner rather than later can be very beneficial. Between 7 and 9 years old is the ideal time to take them for orthodontic treatment because of how teeth are developing in children of this age group.
Some common signs that your child may need orthodontic treatment include:
- Loud breathing
- Clicking jaw
- Unusual loss of baby teeth
- Out-of-proportion teeth
- Chewing inside the mouth
If orthodontic treatment is required, being able to start this sooner rather than later can be very beneficial. Our specialist children’s orthodontists provide an early orthodontic evaluation and children’s braces and dentistry to brighten the chances of a natural smile for your child.
Common Dental Problems in Children
Some of the most common dental issues in children include:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gingivitis and gum disease
- Orthodontic problems
- Excessive thumb sucking
- Teeth grinding
- Bad Breath
- Baby tooth loss
Dental Treatment for Children in London
Treating a child from an early age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, crossbites or overbites developing. As with most things, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved.
At Hermes London Dental Clinic, we understand just how important it is to maintain oral health from a young age and to start as you mean to go on. Regular check-ups from a young age will ensure children won’t suffer from untreated dental decay with devastating effects on their growing dentition.
As dental professionals, we believe in preventative dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age.
Prevention is always better than cure, so call the practice today to book a dental appointment for your child.