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 […]
During summer holidays sugar consumption goes through the roof – we’ve got some stats that will put your teeth on edge!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Have you seen headlines like ‘give kids crisps not raisins’ and wondered whether the world was turning on its head? We explain…
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 […]
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 […]