Children’s Dentistry

As well as regular visits to the dentist you need to look after your child’s teeth at home. Check out the following oral health care tips for your children:

Never give sugar to babies and toddlers in spouted beaker containers. Each time sugar is introduced to the mouth the teeth come under an attack that lasts an hour. The number of these attacks each day should be kept to a minimum. Ideally sugary foods and drinks should be restricted to mealtimes. “Treats” or sugary snacks at other times should be the exception. Mostly it’s clear what constitutes a sugar intake but remember there are many hidden sugars in foods (especially highly processed foods). Again, it’s best to restrict these sources to mealtimes. Fruit contains natural sugar but it’s generally ok to have whole fruits (rather than juices or smoothies) as a snack if there are not a lot of other sugar intakes in the diet.

A combination of regular visits to the dentist from a young age, developing a good dental care routine at home and ensuring a healthy diet will help keep your child’s teeth in great condition for life.

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Hockley Dental Surgery,
2 Woodlands Parade,
Main Road,
Hockley,
Essex,
SS5 4QU

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Opening hours

Monday
08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:00
Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:30
Saturday
09:00 - 13:00
Sunday
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01702 203 177

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