Our team provides a safe and caring environment to look after your child’s teeth. Bringing your child to the dentist as early as possible in their development will encourage a life long positive attitude towards the dental team.
Your child will usually have all of their adult teeth by the age of 12 which is our responsibility along with the parents to maintain for years to come. Prevention is the key to a healthy dentition, which is why we provide a number of treatments to reduce the risk of dental disease:
1. Regular checks ups, oral hygiene and dietary advice to ensure both you and your child know how to look after their teeth.
2. Fluoride varnish is painted onto the surface of the teeth, which reduces the risk of dental decay by up to 40% in adult teeth if applied regularly from the age of 3.
3. We assess the need for orthodontic treatment from a young age. It is often easier to treat orthodontic problems when detected earlier. This further emphasises that regular appointments at the dentist are crucial to your child’s wellbeing.
Prevention is always better than cure, so call the practice today to make an appointment for your child. Remember the NHS offer free treatment for children up until the age of 18!
All children should be seen by their first birthday or 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth.
Getting your children to brush starts with taking them to the dentist at an early age.
At MM Dental Care we place a fluoride varnish (similar to toothpaste but with lots of Fluoride) onto children’s teeth regularly from the age of 3 until 18. Studies have shown that children who receive fluoride varnish from this young age reduce their risk of dental decay by up to 40% in their adult teeth!
The long-term use of a dummy or thumb sucking habit influences the shape of the mouth and the alignment of the teeth. Don’t panic!
There’s no need to clear out your stash of dummies just yet. We normally recommend weaning your child off their dummy from around 2 years old and limiting the use to nap/bedtimes if possible.
If your little one doesn’t use a dummy but you’ve noticed them sucking their thumb, maybe introduce a dummy for a short time. Studies show that thumb sucking usually continues into later life and is a much harder habit to break, this will also have damaging effects to the alignment of adult teeth. If you have any questions or would like any further information then give us a call on 0116 2767760 (Uppingham Road) or 0116 2470431 (Upperton Road). We’ll be happy to help.