What We’re Learning From Generation Z

Our kids have lots to teach us about our approach to their dental care – they just don’t know it! Move over, Millennials, because Generation Z is coming of age – and they’re already influencing how organisations operate, from retail through to education and healthcare. Unlike any other group before them, Generation Z, born around 1998 onwards, have never known life without smartphones and social media. Their connectedness has given them a new understanding of themselves, their health and their future. It’s especially important for children’s healthcare providers to embrace this, putting systems in place that appeal to Generation Z as they gradually move towards parenthood. Generation Z was programmed Read More…

Shaping smiles for the future

Smile enhancement for children isn’t about interfering with Mother Nature. It’s about finding a gentle route to healthier teeth and gums in the long term. At Happy Kids Dental we take a holistic approach with every patient, and advise parents if our smile enhancement treatments will be beneficial. Here’s a round-up of what we can offer and how it can help. The problem preventer: early orthodontics The field of early orthodontics is fast gaining traction as an excellent preventive measure. In assessing children as young as 6, we can identify potential future problems with bite position, jaw development and misaligned teeth. Treating children with gentle methods from around the age 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…

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…

Billie Eilish Invisalign Braces

Invisalign teeth straightening is a popular celebrity cosmetic dentistry procedure. Some of the most famous celebrities who openly talked about their invisalign treatments are Justin Bieber, Anna Kendrick, Tom Cruise, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron. And now the rising Goth Pop Princess Billie Eilish has made Invisalign part of her latest video Bad Guy. At the start of the video you Billy says ‘I have taken out my Invisalign, and here is my album’. In the video, Billie then breaks through a wall and gives her clear brace retainers to a leather-clad man to hold before breaking into the song. Bille is an American singer and songwriter. In the news, reporters refer Read More…

Do Invisalign Teen aligners hurt?

Every candidate for Invisalign Teen treatment asks us – will it hurt? Our honest answer – there will be some degree of discomfort. The whole point of Invisalign Teen treatment is to shift your teen’s teeth into a straighter, healthier smile, which would require some degree of pressure on the teeth. But this discomfort fades away after the teeth adjust to wearing the aligners and to having new aligners swapped in and out. There are three sources of pain when it comes to Invisalign Teens: the soreness that comes from the aligners pressing against the teeth the pain that comes with having the aligners in your mouth if aligners need Read More…

Invisalign Teen Pros & Cons for Teenagers

Invisalign Teen is a system of clear hard plastic aligners that are fitted for your mouth. They must be checked every 8 weeks or so and replaced over the course of the first couple of months while they work at aligning your teeth into proper position. Invisalign Teen is a preferred choice for over 1.6 million teens because they are practically invisible due to being clear. However, no one thing is perfect. At Happy kids Dental we understand that any method of treating teeth misalignment comes with some struggle. After all, any type of the bracket system will be moving your teeth. In this article we try to provide pro’s Read More…