Blog tag: children’s dental health

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Tooth Fairy! Notting Hill dental Number 18 Dental dentist

At Number 18 Dental we’re good friends with the Tooth Fairy, so this Tooth Fairy Day, we thought we’d share a few insights into this most elusive of characters! Who is the Tooth Fairy and where does she come from? The Tooth Fairy is perhaps one of many children’s earliest […]

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Kids eat five times more sugar during summer holidays

During summer holidays sugar consumption goes through the roof – we’ve got some stats that will put your teeth on edge!
Kids eat five times more sugar during summer holidays Number 18 Dental Notting Hill Dental

School’s out – and it seems so are the rules on dental care! A recent survey polled 1000 parents of 2 to 17-year-olds and found that one third admit to letting their children consume as much as five times more sugar over the summer holidays than at other times of […]

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How to care for your baby’s teeth when weaning

Weaning your baby off breast milk is a rite of passage. But it’s also a time to take extra special care of their teeth.
How to care for your baby’s teeth when weaning Number 18 Dental Notting Hill dentist

We all know how important it is to look after children’s teeth as early as we can. So with the first National Weaning Week taking place from 7-13th May, we thought we’d give some advice to mums about how to care for your baby’s teeth when weaning. Weaning your baby […]

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Can you stop kids from snacking?

The government recently called on parents to limit the snacks they give to children. But does that go far enough, and can you really stop kids from snacking anyway?
Can you stop kids from snacking - Number 18 Dental

In the new year, the government issued some advice on snacking to try to address the obesity and tooth decay epidemic in the UK. They recommended that parents should only give children snacks under 100 calories and that they should limit them to two a day. This sounds like a […]

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Here’s why raisins are bad for your teeth

Have you seen headlines like ‘give kids crisps not raisins’ and wondered whether the world was turning on its head? We explain…
Here's why raisins are bad for your teeth - Number 18 Dental Notting Hill

Speaking to The Times, Ben Atkins, who is a dentist and also a spokesperson for the British Dental Association, recently advised parents to give children crisps rather than raisins and other dried fruit as a snack. The reason? Well it’s actually quite simple. Dried fruit is high in sugar and […]

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How to keep your child smiling

Save your family time, money and stress by facing up to one of the country's most common childhood diseases

Did you know that a quarter of UK children have tooth decay by the time they start school? You can prevent tooth decay in your child, which has a huge impact on their health and confidence in later life. The most recent Children’s Dental Health Survey found that a fifth […]

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