At The Dental Clinic Radlett, we understand the importance of providing exceptional dental care for children of all ages. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your child’s dental experience is both positive and educational, setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It’s a good idea to schedule your child’s first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth erupts, typically around six months of age. Starting early helps your child become familiar with the dental environment, making future visits more comfortable.
We understand that some children may feel anxious during their first visit. Rest assured, we will never force a child to sit alone in the chair if they’re uncomfortable. They can sit on their parent’s lap or stand, and we aim to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Sometimes, we even offer stickers as rewards for their bravery.
If your child requires orthodontic treatment, we will make a referral to a specialist orthodontist. The ideal time for an orthodontic assessment is typically around the age of 7, but it can vary based on individual needs. Early evaluation can help address alignment issues before they become more complex.
We recommend NHS check-up appointments twice a year for children under 18. These regular visits help us monitor their dental development, provide guidance on diet and brushing, and detect and treat any dental issues early on.
Regular dental check-ups are vital because:
- They allow us to seal your child’s first adult molars, protecting them from decay.
- We offer guidance on diet and oral hygiene, helping establish healthy habits.
- Early detection of dental issues leads to easier and less invasive treatment.
- We monitor the position of emerging teeth and provide orthodontic advice if necessary.
- Regular visits reduce dental anxiety in children by making check-ups a routine part of their lives.