Dental check by one

A RANGE of organisations across healthcare are supporting the launch of a nationwide campaign to promote dental health checks in children before age one.

The Dental Check by One campaign sponsored by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) aims to remind the parents or guardians of young children how important the first visit to the dentist is in starting a life of positive dental care. It is also an opportunity for parents to get early advice on how to keep their child’s teeth healthy and strong.

Claire Stevens, a consultant in paediatric dentistry and President of BSPD, said: "Children as young as two and three are being admitted to hospital for extractions under general anaesthetic which is why we need to reach families early to provide support on prevention.

"We hope Dental Check by One will raise awareness of looking after children’s teeth from an early age – baby teeth do matter!"

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