Bringing your child to the dentist from an early age can help them have good oral health for life

By bringing your child to visit the dentist from an early age, you can help them to establish good oral health habits that will stay with them for the rest of your life. At Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge, we are highly experienced in working with young children, and will ensure that their experience of visiting the dental practice is positive, educational, and fun.
children-dentistryYou should start bringing your child for dental check-ups from around the age of 12 months, by which time some of their milk teeth should have erupted. Of course, every baby and child is unique, and teeth appear at various stages during the first year or two of life. Some babies are even born with teeth already in place. Should you have any concerns about your child’s teeth at any age, or worry about how to care for a tiny baby’s teeth, get in touch with Danny de Villiers Dentist in Weybridge and we will be happy to help and advise you.
Children’s dentistry in Weybridge
Taking your child to see the dentist from a young age can also help prevent dental phobia later in life. At our Weybridge dental practice we will make sure your child feels safe and cared for at all times. They will soon see the dentist as a friendly face whom they look forward to seeing for six-monthly check-ups.
We’ve found that in many cases it can be helpful to bring a young child along to Mum or Dad’s dental check-up, so that they can observe and copy what they see. You can also bring siblings to see the dentist at the same time, again so the younger ones can mimic what the older ones do.
Early intervention is important with children’s teeth, to minimise the risk of problems further down the line. We offer early intervention, non-extraction orthodontics at our Weybridge clinic, meaning that in many cases we can correct any orthodontic issues before they become serious, making it a less invasive process.
Your Weybridge dentist will also check for early signs of decay, and help your child learn to brush their teeth properly.