Our second blog
Recent data shows that over 140 children per day, some just one year old, are having decayed teeth removed.
Good dental health habits can be formed by taking a child to the dentist from an early age.
The Dental Check Up By 1 campaign encourages just that by booking your child’s first appointment by their first birthday.
Why by the age of one?
The advice from Public Health England is that your child should see a dentist from six months because that’s when the first teeth usually come through. By the age of one, we should be seeing most of your baby’s front teeth.
What can the dental professional do at such a young age?
This first appointment is a chance to meet the team who will potentially be looking after your child’s teeth from now on. Your child may feel confident enough to allow a look inside the mouth, but not to worry if that isn’t the case. All children are different and at Enhance Dental we believe it can still be a positive just coming for a few minutes and soaking up the environment. Also, don’t worry if there are any tears or your child’s asleep when they come – we’ve seen it all. So that aside, this visit is also an opportunity to chat about brushing, food and drink.
What happens if we don’t manage a look?
Sometimes this happens at this first visit and sometimes it happens at the next few visits. All we can say is – don’t worry- it happens. Then, one day, complete cooperation. They don’t want to leave!
Why not book your child in to see your dentist. Even if your child is older than one, regular visits to your dentist are key to developing habits that lead to a lifetime of good oral health.
Great information from our Guest Blogger, Enhance Dental, we look forward to receiving their third and final blog when we return on Friday 7th June and we'll have a news of Few Gifts Launch -
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?