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Children's Dentist Wandsworth

There could be several reasons why your child may require the services of a paediatric dental specialist from an early age; these can include dental anomalies, dental anxiety, special educational needs, or they require specialist children’s dental care that is not offered in other dental clinics.

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Children's Dentist in Wandsworth

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At Direct Dental, we know that issues with young teeth are relatively common. We offer specialised paediatric care and make every effort to ensure that our children’s dentistry is as stress-free as possible for the child and for the whole family. Our dental team has years of expertise catering to your child’s specific requirements and can offer children’s dentistry without compromise, thanks to the various techniques and years of specialist dental training. Most children will be used to regular dental care; however, we can offer dental sedation, such as “gas and air” (laughing gas), and your child can even choose the flavour! We also offer intravenous sedation at our specialist practice in Fulham, often thought to only be available in a hospital environment. Our goal is to restore your child’s oral health and help them to maintain healthy teeth whilst they grow. The benefits of visiting a paediatric specialist is to ensure that the dental treatment is a positive and fun experience, teeth are repaired and preserved, and that additional issues are avoided.

Childrens dentistry

Paediatric dentistry at Direct Dental will include a dental examination, regular and emergency dental care of a specialist nature. Our dental care for children includes assisting in the development of good dental habits and helps children to avoid worry. We teach children in a way that is suitable for their age and ensure they have a pleasant overall dental experience. Our friendly paediatric dentists offer behaviour support to ensure that your child is comfortable and confident, giving them a reason to smile after their treatment.

Childrens Dentistry FAQs

It would be best to take your child to a paediatric dentist when you see their first tooth appears, and they start to develop their milk teeth.

A paediatric dentist can examine the development of the teeth, the biting surfaces, soft tissues and advise you of any treatment that may be needed.

As a parent, you get the opportunity to talk about proper feeding techniques, habits and teething advice on such things as using pacifiers or concerns about sucking their thumb at night time.

If your child has a medical condition that puts them at a higher risk of dental problems; you may also consider scheduling an appointment with a paediatric dentist.

Because of a child’s constantly shifting nutrition, habits, and physical development, the standard recommendation is every six months, which may be the same as the rest of the family.

The children’s dentist that takes care of your child may modify your child’s appointments to meet your child’s case’s specific requirements and offer the most comprehensive service in taking care of your children’s oral health.

Even young children can have problems with their teeth and a dental emergency is not uncommon. Several factors can lead to tooth decay in infants and small children. It is possible to discover these issues during an early dental checkup.
Children’s teeth should be cleaned as soon as they can be seen poking through the gums. You should thoroughly brush the teeth and gums twice daily with kids’ toothpaste to remove plaque and make the activity normal to the child.

Kids toothpaste contains the correct amount of fluoride so the answer is yes, when brushing, this is ok. Fluoride should not be given to infants under six months.

After six months, any teeth that have grown must be cleaned with toothpaste to help remove plaque, the same reason you brush twice a day. Fluoride stops tooth decay and ensures your child’s smile stays healthy. With the help of your dentist, it’s easy to figure out the correct habits.

The primary teeth, sometimes known as “baby” teeth, are essential, they assist children in speaking clearly and chewing normally, maintaining the space that the permanent successor tooth will eventually occupy.

Children start to lose their baby teeth when they are 5-6 years old as a rule, but this can vary greatly in children; they then typically lose their primary molars (back teeth) when they are older.

If you don’t get the cavity in the tooth filled, the child may experience pain, infection of the gums and jaws, deterioration of their overall health, and the early loss of a tooth. In turn, this can lead to a loss of space, which may develop orthodontic problems in the future and require more extensive dental treatments.

A long habit of sucking one’s thumb or using a pacifier can create a risk to teeth.

Tooth decay can be an issue. Parents often try to calm their babies by dipping pacifiers in sugary substances. Oral bacteria require sugar as a source of fuel to create acid. Acids are harmful to tooth enamel and can cause cavities in children.

Slanting teeth can be caused by thumb sucking. Thumb and dummy sucking can make teeth grow at an angle, requiring a dentist visit. Additionally, using a dummy or sucking a thumb for a long time increases the likelihood that the child may require orthodontic treatments in the future.

Mouth sores and ulcers can form if a child suckles too hard or for too long.

A child’s teeth develops in numerous degrees, generally as follows:

Primary (Baby) Teeth: These are the first set of teeth to emerge, typically beginning around six months and continuing until around 3 years old. There are 20 primary teeth, including ten upper teeth and 10 lower teeth.

Mixed Dentition: This degree takes place when both primary and permanent teeth are present in the mouth. It usually starts around six years old when the primary permanent molars erupt at the back of the primary teeth and continues until all primary enamel is lost.

Permanent Teeth Eruption: As number one teeth are shed, everlasting teeth start to erupt in their region. This method commonly begins around six years old with the eruption of the primary everlasting molars. It maintains till around 12-thirteen years old when the remaining everlasting molars, the knowledge enamel, may appear.

Completion of Permanent Dentition: By early childhood, youngsters have all of their permanent teeth, totalling 32 enamel, including understanding teeth.

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