Childrens Dentistry Stoke on Trent
We believe that dental education starting from an early age is a very important part of the child’s healthy living. That is why children are seen free under the NHS providing their parents are patients of the practice.
We strongly encourage parents to bring their children to the dentists as early as the first tooth is present in order for us to monitor their development, provide the education as well as introduce them to our environment.
We would also apply fluoride varnish and fissure sealants if we believe that your child’s teeth has a higher risk of tooth decay.
How do I prevent my children's teeth from rotting?
Make sure your child brushes their teeth twice a day. Adults should supervise your child up to the age of 9 by helping them finish cleaning their teeth as well.
Do not rinse with water after brushing. Fluoride present in toothpaste should not be washed out as this helps prevent tooth decay.
Drink milk and water most of the time. Please keep sugary drinks close to mealtimes only.
Avoid eating sweets and keep treats close to mealtimes.
Avoid food and drink before going to bed.
Remember to read the packaging of your food. Most processed food contains added sugar.
When will my child lose his first set of teeth?
A child normally loses their first milk teeth at 6-7 years of age. Your child should lose more milk teeth up to the age of 12.
When will my child see an orthodontist to discuss braces?
We would normally monitor your child’s teeth and facial growth from the age of 8. If we notice anything unusual ,then we would recommend a referral to our local orthodontist for an opinion. On average, most patients will not need a referral until all their adult teeth have erupted.