Dental Advice for Parents and Children

When should you take your baby to the dentist? How do you teach children healthy dental habits? What can you do to make visiting the dentist less scary?

Sometimes being a parent can feel like a steep learning curve. But, when it comes to looking after your little one’s smile, we’ll be by your side every step of the way. From teething trials and trips to the dentist, to first wobbles and visits from the tooth fairy.

Book your free NHS children’s check-ups today

If you can register your child for an NHS place, you won’t pay a penny for their twice -yearly check-ups all the way up to the age of 18 (or 19 if they’re still in further education).

Children also see our dentists for free until the age of five with Bupa Dental Essentials, a fixed-price option between NHS and full private dental care.

Find your local NHS practice accepting new patients

Understanding the importance of children’s dental health

Encouraging good oral hygiene from an early age won’t just help to make visiting the dentist run smoothly, it can set your child’s smile up for a bright and healthy future. But there’s more to it than brushing for two minutes, twice a day.

Our handy guides below are here to help you every step of the way. Find all the facts for your child’s smile development stage, to help you make the right decisions for your little one.

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