With a rising number of youngsters losing teeth to decay, parents are being urged to seek professional help early.
Parents should take their children to the dentist by the age of one, according to the chief dental officer, as part of an NHS drive to reduce high rates of tooth extractions among pre-school children.
Sara Hurley, the chief dental officer for England, says infants should visit the dentist when their first teeth emerge, usually at around six months.
The NHS wants children’s first appointments to be routine, pleasant experiences in which the dentist checks their milk teeth are coming through properly and gives advice on brushing teeth and diet.
For many children, however, dentists say their first dental appointment comes when they are already in pain and require decayed teeth to be extracted under general anaesthetic.
Our NHS Dentist in Liverpool is currently registering new NHS patients. We have a team of highly qualified dentists who have experience in dealing with our youngest and most nervous of patients. We make sure your trip to the dentist is a pleasant one. By registering your child at an early age they are less likely to have a phobia of the dentist and can learn to take care of their oral health.