Dental care advice for parents
Looking after your youngster’s teeth is easy if you know how!
A practical guide to children’s teeth
Caring for your baby’s teeth is one of many important responsibilities as you become a parent. The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), the organisation dedicated to improving the oral health of children in the UK, has assembled the basic advice and information you might need about oral health in one concise leaflet.
Congratulations! Pregnancy is exciting, but you’re also going through a lot of changes, including dental, that might have you worried. We’re here to help and, if you’re an NHS patient, your routine dental visits are FREE during pregnancy and for 12 months after giving birth. So take full advantage and come in to see us!
You can also check here for answers to frequently-asked questions about your dental health in pregnancy.
At 543 we’re all about families, so we know that for new mums and dads, your baby’s life is a series of ‘firsts’:
First bath. First smile. First word.
And as soon as you see that first tooth, it’s time to bring them in for their first dental visit. Remember, it’s FREE! Meanwhile, check out these FAQs about your newborn’s dental health.
The important thing to keep in mind is that it’s never too early to get your baby registered at 543. Don’t let them have their first birthday before their first check-up!
Parents with Toddlers
As your baby starts to assert his or her independence, you face many challenges, including how to help them learn good dental hygiene habits. Look here for answers and ideas to help!