It’s a good idea to bring your children in to visit the dentist as soon as their first teeth start to appear, which is usually around the age of one year. At The Mall Stockport dental practice, we have found it beneficial for children to accompany either their parents or older siblings to a dental check-up. Young children like to observe situations and copy what they see, so by watching mum, dad or big sister sitting in the chair and opening their mouth to let the dentist have a look inside, they can then enjoy having their own turn.
Regular childhood visits to the dentist have been shown to reduce the risk of dental phobia in adulthood significantly. At The Mall Stockport we will work hard to ensure that every experience your child has of the dentist is a positive one.
Tooth decay is still alarmingly high among UK children. It’s completely avoidable and causes unnecessary suffering to your child. Attending regular check-ups at The Mall Stockport will help to prevent this.
Dental decay is best avoided, and your dentist will help your child to learn about the importance of good tooth brushing and avoiding too many sugary foods and drinks. But if it does occur, the early decay detection techniques we use at The Mall Stockport will ensure any potential problems are spotted at the earliest stage, so that they can be treated with minimal fuss.
We also routinely use fluoride varnish and fissure sealant at our Stockport dental clinic, to help strengthen and protect your child’s teeth.
Orthodontics is traditionally associated with teenagers, but in fact it is often possible to identify early warning signs of possible orthodontic concerns from the age of seven upwards. Again, spotting these issues at an early stage will help to make them easier to treat, often requiring less invasive treatment.