Parents /carers are encouraged to register their child with a dentist when their milk teeth appear. This will help children to become familiar with the environment and get to the know the dentist.
An NHS dentist in your local area can be found at NHS dentist.
Take your child to the dentist regularly, usually every six months or as your dentist recommends
Ask your dentist about fluoride varnish – all children over three years should have this applied to their teeth. If younger children are at particular risk of tooth decay the dentist may apply this to their teeth.
NHS dental treatment is free for children under the age of 18 or under 19 and in qualifying full-time education.
Women are entitled to free NHS dental treatment during pregnancy and any treatment commenced before their child’s first birthday.