Take your child to the dentist when the first milk teeth appear. This is so they become familiar with the environment and get to know the dentist. The dentist can help prevent decay and identify any oral health problems at an early stage. Just opening up the child's mouth for the dentist to take a look is useful practise for when they could benefit from future preventative care.
When you visit the dentist, be positive about it and make the trip fun. This will stop your child worrying about future visits.
Take your child for regular dental check-ups as advised by the dentist. NHS dental care for children is free.
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From brushing their first tooth, were here to support and help you take care of your children's teeth. Early Learners are part of the NHS tooth-brushing scheme.
We invite the nurses to come in to teach our children about how to brush their teeth. We believe a regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. All tooth-brushes and paste is provided by us.