Dental Concerns For Children

There have always been certain dental concerns surrounding children, primarily because they are totally reliant at such a young age on their parents to ensure their teeth are brushed properly, regularly and that they are eating correctly. But as dental procedures have improved and people are becoming more educated about the dangers of certain foods and lifestyle changes that impact dental health, surely our children’s oral health should be in safer hands now than ever before? Unfortunately, that’s simply not the case. Although many of us understand the dangers of sugar laden foods and drink, that’ just not enough to stop deterioration at such a young age. In fact there…

A Worrying Trend

There has been a significant finding in an FDS study (Faculty of Dental Surgery) that shows 57.7% of children aged between one and four did not see a dentist last year (sourced:https://www.dentistry.co.uk/2019/02/26/almost-six-10-children-didnt-see-nhs-dentist-last-year/). This is a worrying figure and one that only seems to have increased. A previous study by the FDS shows that the 12 months leading to end of June 2018, there was data which showed 41.4% of children didn’t see an NHS dentist. Obviously this figure has gone up and this data accounts for children up to the age of 17 but it’s certainly a concern as we become a nation of patients reacting instead of preventing. The…