It is important to introduce your child to the dentist and familiarise them with the surroundings. We suggest bringing them to the dentist as soon as their very first tooth appears (usually when they are around six months old). Even though it may be hardly any teeth for us to examine at this stage, we can’t stress enough just how much early visits make a significant difference. It will help your child feel relaxed about attending dental appointments.
Do you offer advice for toddlers?
Here at Wallington Smiles, we can provide you with all the help and advice you need to show your child from the early stages the importance of dental health.
We offer an abundance of helpful advice about tooth care for tots, including how to use dental tools and dietary advice.
What else can I do to further protect my child's teeth?
For further protection, at around the age of six or seven, a fissure sealant can be applied to your child’s permanent teeth as they emerge. This is extremely beneficial as it can stop bacteria from entering and help prevent tooth decay. It is a clear plastic coating which covers the narrow grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. To help strengthen enamel and make your child’s teeth more resistant to decay, we can use a fluoride varnish, which is painted onto teeth.