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…

Back to school? How to avoid tooth decay in term-time

Did you know that tooth decay-related pain is a major reason for kids missing school? Staying at home ill with pain or traipsing to the dentist can mean a lot of missed hours in the classroom and even more trying to catch up on missed school work! With the school holidays coming to an end, let’s be honest – as parents, we’re relieved! Things will soon go back to normal as we finally regain the welcome familiarity of routine. Unfortunately, while we’re at the office and our children are spending time with friends or family, it can be difficult to monitor what they are eating. As a parent, your best Read More…

Meet our very own Tooth Fairy!

Our newest recruit needs a name – and that’s where you come in! Here at Happy Kids Dental we pride ourselves on our ability to recruit the brightest and best dental talent. Our handpicked team includes consultants and paediatric specialists who are leaders in their field. But with our latest recruit, we feel we’ve scored our greatest accomplishment yet… Meet our very own Tooth Fairy! The Tooth Fairy will be checking in with patients regularly via our blog, reporting on dental issues that affect your children and offering snippets of gossip from Fairyland. Our very own Tooth Fairy will also be providing Happy Kids Dental patients with special boxes to Read More…

A tour of our Toothbrushing Academy!

They might not have started big school yet, but that doesn’t mean your little ones can’t attend Toothbrushing Academy at Happy Kids Dental! Designed for children aged 0-3, Toothbrushing Academy is a fun way for children to get the best possible start in keeping their smile healthy and happy for life – all part of our preventive ethos at Happy Kids Dental. First stop: The Brushing Station For young children, becoming a patient at Happy Kids Dental also means joining our Toothbrushing Academy! Their dental visit will start with a trip to our animal Brushing Stations – always a huge hit with children, who love using the oversized tooth brushes Read More…

3 Tips to Prepare Your Child for their First Dental visit

Official Public Health England guidance states that children should get a first dental check-up as soon as their teeth start to appear, which tends to be around 6 months. However, the statistics say, that 80% of children in the UK between the age of one and two didn’t visit a dentist. Usually, the reason for the delay with the appointment is…well, the fear of the dentist. For kids, it is a fear of the unknown and for parents, well, let’s be honest aren’t we are all a bit scared of the dentist? Importance of the early appointment with a paediatric dentist Early appointments are essential for making sure your child’s Read More…