Your Child’s Teeth
Caring for your child’s teeth is vital, and we provide dental care for your whole family.
When babies are around 6-8 months old, the two bottom front teeth are usually the first to emerge. Next are the upper four front teeth, followed by the remaining teeth until all 20 have appeared by the time your child is 2 ½ years old.
It’s important to help your child maintain good hygiene, and a healthy diet as the baby teeth hold space for permanent teeth and are crucial for biting, chewing, speech and appearance.
First Dental Visit r
Your child has decades of dental visits ahead, and we want to ensure your little one has a good relationship with the dentist from the start. The age for your child’s first visit is shortly after their second birthday but can be younger if you have any concerns.
The first appointment is brief and may involve an examination of the teeth and gums. During the visit, we may clean the teeth and apply fluoride to protect against any tooth decay.
Permanent teeth begin to appear between age 5 and 6 and will replace some baby teeth.
Your child may have crooked or out-of-place teeth, approximately one-third of 12-year-olds in the UK benefiting from some degree of orthodontic treatment.
If orthodontic treatment is recommended for your child, the dentist will discuss their assessment with you further. Our dentists can provide a preliminary assessment, and you can be referred to see an orthodontist, if necessary.
Good Oral Health For Life!
When your child adopts good oral hygiene practices at a young age and gets into the habit of visiting the dentist on a regular basis, your child will be more likely to continue these activities into adulthood and therefore enjoy healthier teeth and gums for life.
If you would like to make an appointment for your child, contact us today. Our gentle and caring style will help your little one feel at ease.