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Emergency Dentist in London – Thousand Smiles

Children’s Dentistry London

At Thousand Smiles, we recognise the significance of children’s dental health. Our dedicated team of paediatric dentists specialises in managing the oral health needs of children, spanning infancy through their teenage years.

Our paediatric dentists possess high-level training and expertise, enabling them to provide treatment to children with special needs and those with complex medical conditions.

Our professional dental team offers educational services, not just to children but also to their parents. This includes:

  • Demonstrations of the correct teeth brushing techniques
  • Insights into how various foods impact dental health
  • General guidance on oral hygiene and paediatric dentistry
  • Advice on managing habits that can affect dental health, like the prolonged use of pacifiers

We understand that a trip to the dentist can be stressful for many children. Therefore, our mission is to ensure that every child’s visit to our dental practice is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. At Thousand Smiles, we strive to create a positive and reassuring environment for all our young patients.

What to expect for children ages 5 – 11 years

During this stage, your child will start losing the milk teeth and growing the permanent ones which contribute to their smile. Most children start growing adult teeth at ages 6 – 7. Since these teeth have come to stay, regular dental appointments, thorough teeth brushing, and healthy dental habits become more important.

Your child will gradually begin to take responsibility for their dental hygiene at this age, so instilling the right habits is vital.

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Highly experienced dentists offering advanced dental treatments at Thousand Smiles.

Starting your child’s dental visits early

We educate children on how to care for their teeth and advise bringing the child to our dental practice once the first set of teeth grows. Our dental team will teach your child good oral hygiene habits for a better and longer-lasting result.

When is the right time for a child to start brushing alone?

This is a common question our dental professionals get from parents. There is no definite age or time for children to start brushing their teeth without adult supervision, and it varies between children. Some children can take responsibility for their oral hygiene earlier than others.

Our paediatric dentist will advise you on monitoring your child’s progress, including tips on advanced dental hygiene techniques such as flossing.

Preparing for the permanent teeth

As a child’s baby teeth start to fall out, you will notice the first set of the 32 permanent teeth erupts. These first sets of permanent teeth are usually the bottom front teeth, then the molars.

Depending on the space available for the new, permanent teeth and the child’s dental alignment, our paediatric dentist may recommend visiting an orthodontist between ages 10 and 13. The orthodontist will advise you on the most suitable option to ensure your child’s teeth develop properly for a healthy smile.

Highly experienced dentists offering advanced dental treatments at Thousand Smiles.

Children’s Oral Hygiene Practices

As children grow and gain independence, they start to make their own food choices. However, it’s crucial to limit their consumption of sugary foods.

The practice of brushing teeth twice daily for two minutes each time is vital. The detrimental effects of a high-sugar diet can be mitigated by reducing the frequency of your child’s meals and snacks throughout the day. Each time a child consumes a sugary snack, even in small amounts, they risk exposure to tooth decay, thus frequent snacking is not recommended.

Our dentists will guide you on when to introduce flossing or the use of an interdental toothbrush to your child’s oral hygiene routine. These tools help to remove food particles lodged between teeth. We generally advise flossing before brushing as it helps loosen bacteria and clean spaces between the teeth. This enables the fluoride in the toothpaste to reach all areas of the mouth post-brushing.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s dental health, or if you’re looking for a reliable dental practice to cater to your child’s oral health needs, Thousand Smiles is here for you. Visit us or call on 020 8050 0280 to schedule an appointment with our paediatric dentist. At Thousand Smiles, we are committed to fostering a lifetime of healthy smiles for your children.

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