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Preventing Dental Problems in Children

 teeth health smile dentistCavities are one of the most common childhood diseases – yet are preventable. Parents who are aware of the correct procedures will help to guarantee that the teeth of their young ones are protected at all times.

So, what are some of the ways in which the teeth of our children should be properly cared for?

Key takeaways:

  • The first trip to the dentist should occur no later than 12 months after the child is born.
  • Avoid sharing forks and spoons with your child to avoid spreading decay causing bacteria.
  • Children who play sports should wear a mouth guard to protect their smile in the event of a minor fall or injury.

The good news is that cavities are almost 100 percent preventable.

Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

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