Tooth decay rates in the under 5’s are alarmingly increasing.
So we are encouraging parents to bring their children for an exam by the time they are one year old as recommended by the British society of paediatric dentistry.
The advice from Public Health England is that your child should see a dentist from six months because that’s when first teeth usually come through. By the age of one, most of your baby’s front teeth should be present.
It’s an opportunity for the dentist to look into his or her mouth and check that the teeth are developing as they should. We also know that 1 in 8 three-year-old children have visible dental decay, so we don’t want children waiting until school age for their first dental visit.
Dental decay is almost always preventable and we want your child to grow up with healthy teeth that are free from decay.