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?

The pros and cons of Aligners versus 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 clear aligner is a transparent, moulded plastic orthodontic device, which is popular way to straighten teeth 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 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…

Does your child need early orthodontics?

While a mouth full of healthy straight teeth may be the ultimate goal of every dentist, orthodontic treatments provide more than the aesthetic appeal of a perfect smile. Not only do orthodontics treat crowding, alignment and the spacing of your child’s teeth, but they can also correct and prevent serious development issues that affect the jaw joints and muscles in their face. Did you know orthodontic treatments come in phase 1 and 2? While some children only need phase 2 orthodontic treatments, such as fixed braces, once they have their adult teeth, other kids need earlier intervention. Why choose phase 1 orthodontics? You may ask yourself why your child would Read More…

Pulpotomy. Does your child need one?

As parents, we can’t help but worry about every little thing when it comes to our children. When they’re experiencing pain from their teeth, it can sometimes be quite daunting if you don’t know how to help. This is where Happy Kids Dental comes in. Our staff are trained to specifically anticipate the needs and behaviours of children to ensure they have the most comfortable experience possible. If your child has been experiencing tooth pain and you’ve been advised by a dentist that they need a pulpotomy, you may have a number of questions. Before we understand why they may need this procedure, let’s look at what a pulpotomy is Read More…

Sealants: why we recommend them

Fissure sealants are a preventive dental treatment that has been around since the 70s. This treatment is usually applied to children’s teeth when their pre-molars and molars erupt. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars, especially those that have pits and fissures. As parents, we want the best for our kids and by getting a paediatric dentist to apply fissure sealants on our children’s teeth, we are taking the necessary steps to prevent our kids from experiencing tooth decay and tooth loss. Essentially, they act as extra protection so, in theory, sealants applied in conjunction with a consistent dental care routine, which includes proper brushing, flossing, and Read More…