Children’s Dentistry

Looking for the best dental care for your children? Contact our award-winning team at Appledore, Milton Keynes.

Children’s Dentist in Milton Keynes

Award winning children’s dentist in Milton Keynes

It’s a great idea to start dental care health early with your child. Regular visits to the dentist from an early age helps educate your youngsters on good dental hygiene as well as build a good relationship with the dentist. Let’s start those positive experiences as early as possible!

Here at Appledore we offer a full range of private dentistry for children in Milton Keynes, including free dental check ups to children (up to and including 16 years of age).

If you have any concerns about your children’s teeth or you want to start your child’s positive dental care journey, then contact our friendly team at Appledore today for an appointment.

Dr Teresa, Dentist Milton KeynesDr Teresa

Clinical Director, Appledore Dental, Milton Keynes
BDS LDSRCS

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Emma Talks about Teeth!

Our dental hygienist at Appledore Dental Clinic in Milton Keynes, Emma, talks about teeth including great tips for how to clean teeth properly.

Introduction to children’s teeth

Video 1: Your teeth, saliva and food. Baby’s first tooth, when all 20 of your baby teeth should be in your mouth, at what age baby teeth start to fall out. Taking good care of your 32 adult teeth as they have to last a long time.

How to clean your children’s teeth

Video 2: Brushing your teeth 2 times a day, that means ALL of your teeth so you remove all the food and germs that cause plaque. Emma shows you how to clean your teeth properly using her MASSIVE MOUTH.

Dental Care for Children

  • Start cleaning

    Start cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt. Start with a soft cloth before moving on to a baby brush.

  • Supervise until 7 yrs old

    Supervise cleaning until they are 6-7 years old and you are confident that they are doing it properly.

  • First dental visit

    Bring your child for their first visit at around 2 ½ -3 years old.

Guide to Cleaning Children’s Teeth

Baby Teeth

Children’s baby teeth start to erupt from 6-8 months. Your child should have all their baby teeth by 3 years old. We recommend that you start cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt, getting your child used to this encourages good habits for their future.

Initially use a cloth to clean your baby’s teeth after they have had their feed and again before you put them to bed. Once they are toddling and eating foods, you can then use a baby brush and help them to brush their teeth. Use a pea sized amount of an age appropriate toothpaste with fluoride. Younger children’s toothpaste has a lower amount of fluoride as they will probably swallow it.

Our children’s dentist in Milton Keynes can provide you with lots of useful information about looking after your child’s teeth. Click here to find out when to expect your child’s baby teeth to erupt, fall out and for adult teeth to come in

Young children’s teeth

You should supervise cleaning until they are 6-7 years old and you are confident that they are doing it properly. You can get plaque disclosing tablets for them to chew to show you that they have cleaned properly. Most children love to do this as it makes their teeth look a very odd colour.  We recommend that you do this once a month for your children to help and encourage them to clean well.

Tooth Decay in Children

Dental decay can be very painful and in some cases life threatening. And yet, dental decay is entirely preventable with good dental hygiene and a sensible diet.

Emma, our hygienist here at Appledore in Milton Keynes, has some great tips and advice for looking after teeth from an early age, to prevent the need for fillings and other treatments later on in life.

Preventing Tooth Decay in Children

Did you know that the most common reason for a hospital stay and general anaesthetic for a child is to have decayed teeth removed?

Figures for children aged 5 to 9 in 2018-2019 show 25,702 hospital admissions for tooth decay, and 11,811 admissions for acute tonsillitis.

Dental decay can be very painful and in some cases life threatening. The use of a general anaesthetic in a young child is not without its dangers. And yet, dental decay is entirely preventable with good dental hygiene and a sensible diet.

While your child is still being breast and/or bottle fed, don’t send them to bed with a bottle. If they need a bottle for comfort after their feed, give them water. Many people don’t realise that milk contains sugar, and that this sugar can cause decay.

Once your child is weaned, try and keep to a healthy diet. 3 main meals and 2 snacks a day. Ideal snacks are cheese chunks and carrot sticks. We don’t recommend dried fruit as they are very sugary and sticky. Keep fizzy drinks and fruit squashes to a minimum and these are full of sugar and are also very acidic

Book your FREE check up

We recommend that you bring your child for their first visit at the dentist at around 2 ½ -3 years old. Obviously we will see them sooner if you are concerned about something.

At Appledore Dental Clinic we have a Dental Therapist who is trained specifically to look after children’s teeth.

Our Dental Therapist will also advise if their jaws are growing properly and ask Dr Teresa to see them if she is concerned about their jaw development.

All dental check ups for children are free at Appledore. If your child then needs treatment, such as x-rays, fillings, braces etc, then these costs will be clearly outlined to you.

The free check up can be at any time if you are a parent that is currently registered at Appedore. If you are not registered then this free appointment has to be on a specific day of the month between 3pm and 5pm (please contact us for up to date information).

Children's Dentist Milton Keynes

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Contact us today for a free dental check up for your child by completing the contact us box above or by calling us directly on 01908 230209 .