At what age should you take your child to the dentist?

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It has been well documented in the news recently that tooth decay in children is on the rise, along with plenty of conflicting reports and studies pointing the finger at parents. As a parent you want the best for your child and it can be difficult to know where to turn for advice and support. At Bridge Dental we can help set your child on the path for good dental health.

Booking your first visit
You can register your baby with us soon after birth. Then, once their first milk tooth appears, which is usually around six months, you can bring your child in for their first appointment. They probably won’t need any treatment but bringing them early on means they become familiar with the environment and can get to know us. The more your child gets used to visiting the practice, the more relaxed they will be about it in the future. Bring them with you when you come for your own dental appointments to help them to get used to the sights and sounds of the practice.

If your child hasn’t been to the dentist yet, please don’t worry. We provide an environment within which children of all ages can feel comfortable and happy. We will do everything we can to make sure that your visit is fun.

Top tips for your little one’s teeth:

  • Book your child’s first appointment when their first milk tooth appears.
  • Be positive about dental visits to help make the trip fun. We provide an environment where your child can feel comfortable and at ease.
  • Bring your child for regular dental check-ups so we can help prevent decay before it happens. NHS treatments for children are free.
  • Tooth decay can be prevented with a balanced diet and good dental hygiene.

Posted by Bridge Dental and Implant Clinic on 18th August 2015, under Children

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