Bored of the bribes?

A new way to get your kids to brush their teeth Do you struggle to get your kids to brush their teeth properly? If so, you’re not alone – but with tooth decay on the rise, and sugar saturating our diets more than ever before, oral health is simply not negotiable when it comes to kids. So, if your family needs to change things up in the dental department, look no further than right here at Happy Kids Dental. Recently opened in central London, Happy Kids Dental is a paediatric dentist designed just for children. We actually make visiting the dentist an exciting experience – and in doing so, aim Read More…

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

Could the 21st century spell the end of the dental emergency for kids? With a great paediatric dentist that gets kids on board from the get-go, dental emergencies should be a thing of the past When it comes to your children’s health, a severe toothache – or worse, a dental injury – ranks pretty highly on the list of things you’d like them to avoid. Dental emergencies can be stressful and traumatic – but this is 2018, folks! With the right education, technology and resources at our disposal, dental emergencies can and should be a thing of the past. Here at Happy Kids Dental, we’re serious about eliminating dental emergencies. Read More…

They’re Sweet Enough Without It!

For the sake of your children’s teeth, here’s how to limit their sugar intake You shop organic at Ocado, you diligently make five-a-day a reality in your household, and your kids snack on dried fruit, cereal bars and vitamin-rich juices. But did you know that choosing ‘healthy’ options for your kids can dramatically increase their sugar intake? Phrases like ‘natural’ and ‘no added sugar’ aren’t always as clear-cut as they might seem – and while your efforts certainly give kids a boost in terms of fibre and nutrition when compared to the empty calories in a chocolate biscuit, what the labels on your beautifully packaged products are not telling you Read More…

What We’re Learning From Generation Z

Our kids have lots to teach us about our approach to their dental care – they just don’t know it! Move over, Millennials, because Generation Z is coming of age – and they’re already influencing how organisations operate, from retail through to education and healthcare. Unlike any other group before them, Generation Z, born around 1998 onwards, have never known life without smartphones and social media. Their connectedness has given them a new understanding of themselves, their health and their future. It’s especially important for children’s healthcare providers to embrace this, putting systems in place that appeal to Generation Z as they gradually move towards parenthood. Generation Z was programmed Read More…

Breaking the habits of a lifetime

As parents we all want to pass our good habits on to our children…. But when it comes to oral health, many of us have missed the memo that things have moved on since our own childhoods. Here we set the record straight about the dentistry dos and don’ts for the kids of today. Myth 1: Flossing is for grown-ups Not true! While in the UK many of us aren’t introduced to flossing until we’re in our teens, the fact is you’re never too young to start. Of course, no one expects a four-year-old to be able to floss – but we do know that children learn best through play Read More…

Help! My child needs a filling!

Some children are simply more prone to tooth decay than others – here’s what you can do about it. The problem of tooth decay in children isn’t always as clear-cut as we’d like to think. Many parents follow the oral health rulebook to the letter, ensuring their child brushes properly twice a day, and limiting sugar in their diet – only to discover at the dentist that their child has cavities. It can feel mortifying – not to mention completely unfair, especially when other children get away with eating far too much sugar and still enjoy healthy, happy smiles. The fact is that some children are simply more vulnerable to Read More…

The Truth About Fluoride: Busting the Myths

Sarah Tukmachi, one of our specialist paediatric dentists, explores the real truth about fluoride. Fluoride is commonly found in toothpastes, mouth washes and dental gels. But what exactly is fluoride, why do dentists rave about it, and as a parent, should you have any concerns about fluoride? Our specialist paediatric dentist, Sarah Tukmachi, busts the common myths about fluoride. Myth 1: fluoride is not natural Fluoride is a mineral that is present in nature from many sources, from our natural water supply to tea, fish and beer. When added to drinking water, fluoride has been shown to drastically reduce tooth decay. The World Health Organization and Public Health England are Read More…

Why should we care about baby teeth?

Baby teeth fall out naturally – why should we care about them? If you’ve gone through weeks of looking after a grizzly, dribbly, teething baby, you’ll likely be celebrating when that first tooth finally makes an appearance! But, as a new parent, you’ll know by now that every hurdle you overcome with your baby opens the door to a fresh set of challenges – and those first teeth are no exception. But why do baby teeth matter? Baby teeth are essential for getting the right nutrition Babies and children need a variety of nutrients to help them grow, and they get these from consuming an increasing variety of food and Read More…

Introducing #Lovetobrush

#Lovetobrush: let’s get more kids brushing their teeth! We all love that just-brushed feeling, so why don’t we brush more? Several statistics* have really shocked us recently: roughly 40% of kids don’t visit the dentist each year and sugar makes up 15% of the daily calories consumed by four to ten year olds in England. Research also tells us that over a third of all children starting school each year have signs of tooth decay and that tooth extractions are the biggest reason children are admitted to hospital for general anaesthetics in the UK! @HappyKidsDental Day out on a train, still love to brush! #LoveToBrush pic.twitter.com/lxaL9ehV17 — Viv (@VeeJay78) May Read More…

How much does the tooth fairy pay ?

How much do Tooth Fairies across the UK pay? A recent conversation with our founder, Dr Roksolana Mykhalus, got us thinking about the Tooth Fairy – or Tooth Fairies – and how they each have different methods. Roksolana told us how one of her son’s teeth cost her £2. “I remember that morning how Marco came to the kitchen beaming with pride, holding £2 in his little hands and asking how soon he would lose all of his teeth, because that seemed like a good business opportunity to him!” So how much do you pay for a tooth?  Is £2 a lot or a little? How much does the Tooth Read More…