All you need to know about… Brushing!

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 important & interesting things for them to do… or so they think. However, you know how important it is that they brush their teeth well, on a regular basis. One question we hear a lot from parents is how often should our children brush and floss, so here’s what we recommend.  When should they start brushing their teeth? Teeth should be brushed as soon as they’ve popped up, and the earlier you start them in the habit of brushing, the earlier you can get Read More…

All you need to know about… Teething!

How do I know when my child is teething ? Your baby’s first teeth usually start erupting at around 6 months old, however, there is a large variation in the age at which they can erupt, from birth to over 1 year old. Signs of teething will commonly start just before the first teeth erupt. Sometimes, baby teeth can erupt with no signs of pain or discomfort, however, often parents can notice: A sore, red gum or blue lump where the tooth is about to erupt Flushed cheeks Drooling Coughing or gagging Biting on hands/ hard objects Crying and irritability Refusing to feed Unusual night waking Rubbing the cheek/ face Read More…

The Importance of Gum Health for Your Child

Ensuring your child has a healthy mouth and healthy teeth starts before the first teeth erupt into the mouth.  Healthy oral health habits will prevent or reduce the risk of dental caries (tooth decay) in children and should begin with keeping your child’s gums healthy from birth. Although your child is only consuming breast milk, formula milk or water for the first few months, and these are all incredibly important sources of nutrients and health for your child, milk still contains natural sugars which can influence the bacteria in the mouth towards tooth decay.  Keeping the gums clean Cleaning the gums twice a day is sufficient whilst your baby is Read More…

6 Strategies to Calm Nervous Children Before their Dentist Appointments

When recalling your own childhood fears about dentistry, it’s easy to understand how and why children are anxious about their visit to the dentist. This is all the more reason to find and implement calming strategies for kids to help them cope with their visit to a dentist. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes may perhaps prompt childhood memories of your own; remembering your own experiences can help you get on a child’s level about the potential for anxiety. Children worry about separation from their parent(s) and being in the presence of a relative stranger. There is also the fear of certain procedures, (such as injections and drilling amongst Read More…

Sustainable Dentistry at Happy Kids Dental in London

Sustainability and climate change are hot topics, with the UK Parliament declaring a climate emergency in 2019. Providing dental care is energy intensive, and requires the use of many materials, each of which have a direct and indirect impact on the environment. At Happy Kids Dental in London we believe that sustainable healthcare should use the resources available without compromising the health of current and future generations, whilst also not impeding on the ability to deliver healthcare. At our London dental clinics we strive to follow eco-dentistry guidelines. This approach to dentistry can be described as the one, that focuses on the implementation of “sustainable practices by keeping resource consumption Read More…

You are in safe hands – COVID update

UPDATE 24/11/20: 10% discount for NHS heroes To say a heartfelt thank you to our NHS, we are applying a 10% discount across our entire range of dental treatments, to give back to all those at the NHS and in critical care who have worked so tirelessly throughout lockdown. Happy Kids Dental is offering a 10% discount an all dental treatments that NHS heroes would want to get done for their children until 1st of April 2021, when the discount will be reviewed. NHS staff are continuing to put themselves at risk and face numerous challenges including losing colleagues during the Coronavirus emergency. It is a thank you from Happy Read More…

Braces/Invisalign Consultations

SUMMER OFFER – take advantage of braces or Invisalign consultations at Happy Kids Dental for £95 only (regular price £195) Meet our specialist orthodontists Dr. Steffen Decker, Dr. David Raikovich and Dr. Maja Kekus. Get all the answers you might have about jaw development, alignment of the teeth and best times to start the treatment for children or adults. On the day of Consultation you will receive: Comprehensive Orthodontic evaluation (45min appointment). OPG X-ray (regular price £95-£115) and 3D digital images of your teeth with iTero® scanner. Detailed Treatment Plan with the length of the treatment required, its costs and finance options. All of your orthodontic questions answered Book in Read More…

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…