Dental Check by One is a campaign to encourage parents to take their children for a dental check before their first birthday.
The NHS is free for children under 18 and there is no reason not to take your child for their first check up at an early age.
The advice from Public Health England is that your child should see a dentist from six months because that’s when first teeth usually come through. By the age of one, most of your baby’s front teeth should be present. It’s an opportunity for the dentist to look into his or her mouth and check that the teeth are developing as they should. We also know that 1 in 8 three year old children have visible dental decay, so we don’t want children waiting until school age for their first dental visit. Dental decay is almost always preventable and we want your child to grow up with healthy teeth that are free from decay.
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