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…

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…

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…