Why your child should visit the dentist from an early age

Fear of the dentist in adults is often triggered by a traumatic experience in childhood. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we believe that by bringing your child into the dental practice from an early age, you can help them to view dental visits as a positive experience – meaning they are less likely to experience dental fear or phobia in adulthood.
children dentistryBringing your child to see the dentist from a young age also helps to minimise the need for any invasive procedures. Danny is experienced in working with children and will ensure that the experience they have at our Weybridge dental surgery is always a positive one. Children will feel safe, secure, and cared for, and will soon see the dentist as a friendly face.
Education is vital to helping children maintain good dental health, and habits established in childhood are likely to be carried on into adult life. Information about tooth brushing and dental hygiene will be presented in an engaging and age-appropriate manner.
Recent reports have shown that children in the UK still have an unacceptably high level of tooth decay. Regular visits to the dentist are key in preventing this; by teaching your child the importance of proper tooth cleaning, as well as providing preventative treatments such as fissure sealants and fluoride varnish as necessary.
Early intervention with potential orthodontic problems such as underbites, overbites, cross bites and crowding also makes treatment easier, and often less invasive. If orthodontic treatment is found to be necessary, we have a number of options available to us at our Weybridge dental practice.
When children do have tooth decay, we have an air abrasion device that the dentist can use in place of the drill. With no unpleasant sounds, smells, or vibrations, your clinician can remove any decayed areas without any pain, and without damaging healthy tooth structure.