There’s no doubt that a great smile can help you make a strong first impression – an parents who want the best for their kids should certainly start thinking about their little ones’ dental care from an early age.
Here at Museum Dental Suites, we offer a wide range of childrens dentistry services, and we’ve worked hard to create a welcoming and friendly environment where kids can feel at ease.
It’s not unusual for parents to have a lot of questions about how to take care of their children’s teeth. Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions – and we’ll always be happy to provide advice and guidance when your child visits the dentist.
It’s a good idea to get kids used to the feeling of brushing their teeth from as early an age as possible. This means that you can start cleaning their gums with a soft-bristled brush even before the milk teeth (baby teeth) start to come through.
As soon as your little one’s first milk tooth comes through, you should start brushing their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste – this is usually at around six months of age. The fluoride will help to decrease the build-up of plaque and tartar and will also prevent tooth decay.
For children under the age of three, just use a light smear of family toothpaste that contains at least 1,000ppm of fluoride. Kids between the ages of three and six can use a blob of toothpaste that’s about the size of a pea.
Teach your children from early on not to eat or lick the toothpaste and encourage them to spit out the toothpaste without rinsing with a lot of water. Always supervise kids under the age of seven or eight when they’re brushing their teeth.
Most dental professionals recommend that kids get regular check-ups at the dentist from an early age – and at least once before they turn two years old.
Beginning at such a young age can help to establish good dental care as a habit and will give your dentist an opportunity to look for potential problems from an early stage. What’s more, they will be able to answer any questions that you may have about the proper care of your child’s teeth.
With consistent dental care, many kids only require routine examinations and the occasional cleaning to keep their teeth healthy throughout childhood. Fissure sealants and fluoride varnishes may also be recommended to help prevent tooth decay.
Of course, fillings are often a normal part of growing up and, while this can be a scary experience for a little one, a good children’s dentist can help to alleviate their fears and keep pain to a minimum.
For kids whose teeth are not aligned properly, treatments can also be carried out to straighten their teeth – braces are a common option, but there are many other types of orthodontic treatments that may also be utilised. Again, having a professional who specialises in children’s dentistry can make the process much easier for both the kids and their parents.
As experts in dental health, the team at Museum Dental Suites offers a wide range of services to help our patients enjoy beautiful smiles.
We understand the importance of establishing good dental habits from an early age and our friendly specialists in children’s dentistry will work to make every visit as enjoyable as possible for your little one.
To find out more or to book an appointment, please phone us today on 0207 183 0886.
Highly recommend Museum Dental Suite. Their work is of the highest calibre, professional and friendly. I'm very thankful they for excellent aftercare advice and for making me relaxed and so well treated. I've recommended them to both my family and friends.
I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.
My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.
I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.
Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!
Firstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.
I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.
The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!
Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.
This is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.
Best dentist ever hands down. Least painful and least scary experiences here (I'm usually really scared of going to the dentist, and even find the initial anaesthetic injection painful) - they really care about the patient, and making sure you're comfortable, results are also fab. Seriously can't imagine a better dentist!
After lots of research I was very happy with the results and the service at Museum Dental. 100% I would recommend to a friend. I couldn't be more pleased.