Preventative Dentistry Will Help Your Child Enjoy Strong and Healthy Teeth

As a parent, you want to make sure that your child grows up healthy and strong and good dental health is a major part of this. Dental health and general health are closely connected, so by looking after your child’s teeth you are helping to give them the best possible start in life. Here at Ladbroke Grove Dental Care we take preventative dentistry very seriously and firmly believe it is the very best way to enjoy good dental health. As your child gets older they will certainly thank you for looking after their teeth and teaching them the importance of dental care.

preventative-dentistryGreat Dental Care Starts Young

We like to see our youngest patients for an initial check-up soon after they get their very first tooth, or by their first birthday. If you think this sounds young, it really isn’t as it’s the perfect age to get a child used to visiting a dentist in Ladbroke Grove. Our friendly dental team are incredibly gentle with young children and we are particularly good at helping to soothe a child who might be a bit anxious or nervous about being in a brand-new situation. All we need to do initially is to take a quick peek inside their mouth to make sure their teeth and jaws are developing as they should. At this first visit we also like to chat to parents about their child’s dental care at home. You will find we have lots of useful information and practical advice on how to clean their teeth while causing minimal stress to you both. It’s also your chance to ask us all the questions you might have about your child’s dental health.

Preventative Dental Care Treatments

As your child gets older we will be assessing their risk of developing tooth decay so we can provide a personalised treatment plan. This will detail preventative dental care treatments that we feel will be useful in keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong. There are quite a few treatments that can be useful including applications of fluoride and fluoride varnish, and fissure sealants. We can also professionally clean their teeth to keep their teeth and gums healthy and strong as even children can develop gum disease.

We will be keeping a close eye on the way their teeth and jaws are developing and if we think it might be useful then we may recommend they see an orthodontist in Ladbroke Grove. Sometimes an early evaluation can be extremely beneficial and can take place at age 6 or seven. Early treatment can help address problems created by oral habits such as thumb sucking and can take advantage of a child’s growth spurts, guiding the jaws into optimal positions and creating sufficient room for their adult teeth to erupt properly.

When your child is old enough, we can work with them to show them how to brush and floss their own teeth. You will find our dentist in Ladbroke Grove is great at explaining things in terms that young children find easy to understand and we try our best to make it as interesting as possible.

If it’s time for your child to have a dental check-up then please contact us to book an appointment with our Ladbroke Grove dentist. You can call us on 020 7727 9836. If it’s more convenient, you can request an appointment online at

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