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Children’s Teeth

One of Horton Dental Practice’s main goals is for you and your family to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. That is why we believe in the importance of helping your children to learn how to look after their teeth and to help them feel comfortable and happy when visiting us.

Our professionals partner with parents to teach children about the importance of dental care and strive to create a positive, relaxed environment in our practice.

When should children start visiting us?

We recommend bringing your child to see us within six months of their first tooth coming in or, alternatively, by the age of one.

Seeing children from a young age helps to avoid issues such as tooth decay caused by baby bottles. This type of decay can affect a child’s teeth and gums, resulting in possible infections. We will help you learn about the risks of giving children sugary drinks in their bottles and the potential damage this could cause.

Your child’s first visit

Our dentists will try to keep the first visit as short as possible so that your child can become familiar with the examination room and us.

During the first visit we will often ask you to sit in the examination chair with your child on your lap. This helps them feel more comfortable as we examine their teeth and gums.

We will check that their teeth are correctly spaced for a proper bite. We will also check their gums to ensure they are healthy. If necessary, we may clean the teeth and carry out a fluoride assessment.

Teaching your children about good oral health

Keeping baby teeth healthy is vital for your child’s overall health. We will support you to look after your children’s teeth.

Our dental team will provide advice about basic oral healthcare and dental development as follows:

  • Proper brushing and flossing methods
  • How to prevent cavities
  • A child’s fluoride needs
  • Proper nutrition
  • Childhood oral habits such as tongue thrusting, lip or thumb sucking
  • Developmental milestones

We believe that teaching children about good oral health from a young age is essential. We are also more than happy to answer any questions you or your child may have.

To make an appointment for your child, please call Horton Dental Practice on 020 8391 9222 or click here to contact us.

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