A guide to brushing and flossing

It’s never too early to start taking care of your children’s dental health. Laying the foundations for good and healthy teeth is vital for your child’s development – not only for their teeth but it can also have long standing impact on their speech development too. Use a soft cloth to clean your baby’s gums. Start a few days after birth, and do this until the first teeth come in. Clean the gums and the teeth, when they arrive, by rubbing a clean, damp, cloth along the baby’s upper and lower gums. The easiest way to do this is to lay your child in your lap. Their head should be Read More…

Doctor or dentist – who do I choose in an emergency?

Kids are always getting hurt. It’s a part of growing up and how they learn. One of the more difficult aspects for parents is what to do when there’s a little more than a bump or a bruise that Mum can kiss better. It gets even more difficult when it comes to facial injuries and deciding where to take your injured child. Have a look at our advice on common childhood facial injuries and our suggestions on how best to treat them and get your kids happy again. Broken or lost teeth Children with broken teeth should see a dentist as quickly as possible. Treatment may include: Smoothing the rough Read More…

How to choose good drinks and snacks for your kids

We know that giving your child the right things to eat and drink is an absolute minefield. And while you might not think to go to the dentist for nutrition tips, the paediatric team at Happy Kids Dental is trained to offer tailored diet advice – so let us help you get a handle on healthy eating for kids. How can you protect your child’s teeth Here at Happy Kids Dental, we encourage educating your children about oral health – and that includes encouraging them to make right choices when it comes to what they choose to eat. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to know exactly what those choices should be. Read More…

What will my crown be like?

Children know that royal crowns are made from gold and encrusted with jewels, so they might be curious about any children’s crowns going into their mouth. Here’s what to tell them. Sometimes, despite best efforts, children’s teeth develop deep cavities, or are cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged by accident. In these cases, a crown might be a good solution, to preserve their biting surfaces and beautiful smile. Crowns Sometimes called a cap, this is essentially a false covering for the entire tooth. This will prevent the need to have the tooth removed, leaving a gap, and your child will have a natural-looking tooth in its place. Because crowns are colour-matched Read More…

We #LovetoBrush – But When and How Often?

When and how often should my child brush/floss their teeth? It’s hard getting your child to brush their teeth – there are so many other more interesting things for them to do, or so they think. However, you know how important it is that they brush often and regularly. One question we hear a lot from parents at our dental practice in Marylebone, London, is how often we should be making our children brush and floss, and we’re going to give you the low-down on that today – plus, find out how you can get involved in our #LoveToBrush campaign! When should they start brushing their teeth? Teeth should be brushed as Read More…

The Gift of a Beautiful Smile for Life

Give your child a great start in life with a winning smile! Your smile will take you far in life if you take care of it. Start looking after your child’s teeth now, and they’ll reap the benefits over the course of their lifetime. An effortless, healthy smile can make a tremendous difference to your child’s quality of life, helping them to communicate confidently and make friends, and, crucially, keep their oral hygiene on track. Let’s look at the many wide-ranging benefits that come from taking good care of your child’s teeth (and teaching them to do it themselves) with our top smile facts! Smiling is contagious It really is! Read More…

Clear aligners or braces?

If you have any friends or family who opted for orthodontic treatment for teeth straightening later in life, rather than as a child, they may have chosen to have a removable clear aligner instead of adult braces. A transparent, moulded plastic orthodontic device, a clear aligner is a popular approach to teeth straightening without the clasps, brackets and screws of braces. Are aligners suitable for your child? If an orthodontist has evaluated your child and decided that they need a course of treatment to either straighten their teeth or to correct their bite, then your child may be quite apprehensive about the experience. Given that most children are in their Read More…

Fun Facts About Teeth!

Your children’s brains are constantly absorbing information, whether at school, at holiday or at home. As it’s almost time to head back to school, we thought your children may enjoy these fun facts about teeth! Encouraging an interest in oral hygiene can go a long way in promoting a clean, healthy smile for life. Why not ask your kids if they know these 10 fun facts about teeth? The enamel that covers the outer part of the tooth is the hardest substance in the human body! Inside each tooth is blood vessels and nerves. The side you use to chew your food will be the same as your dominant hand. Read More…

School holidays? Book a family appointment!

School holidays are fast approaching and, although we’re excited for our youngsters to enjoy free time and adventures, this means weeks on end of having to make sure your kids stay occupied and out of trouble. No parent needs dental problems on top of the stress and responsibilities that school holidays can bring. Having to drop everything and rush your child to the dentist can put a spanner in the works, so to speak. Having faced situations like this ourselves, we at Happy Kids Dental offer flexible dental appointments which we believe are essential to fitting into a parent’s busy schedule. If you’re looking for a paediatric dentist in London Read More…

Pain-free dentistry: Why The Wand is a winner with kids

Were you afraid of the dentist as a child? If so, what frightened you the most? We’ll bet it wasn’t the strange machinery or the dental nurse, but the anaesthesia injection. Even as adults, needles can be scary, so you can imagine what they look like to your kids! What if we told you a visit to the dentist needn’t be a negative experience for your own children? Visit Happy Kids Dental, a paediatric dental practice in Marylebone, and see first-hand how we use the latest, innovative technologies to deliver pain-free dentistry to your child. With your child’s individual needs always front of mind, we provide a positive, affirming dental Read More…