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A little trip to the dentist

It is important children are introduced to regular dental practice visits from an early age

‘A little trip to the dentist’ is an oral health campaign designed to get more babies to the dentist even before their first teeth come through. Take your child to the dentist as early as possible to get them use to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice environment.

Making regular visits to the dentist is important when developing positive oral health routines to better prevent tooth decay later in life. The advice a dentist can offer on toothbrushing, healthy weaning and teething will contribute to a healthy start in life for your little one.

Here are a couple of handy videos for parents and carers to watch:

• Prepare your child for their First Visit to the dentist

• Dr Ranj tells us the importance of Dental Check By One

To find a local NHS dentist visit the NHS website.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Parentline. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health practitioner within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

  • Parents and carers of children aged 0-19:



Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

This page was last reviewed on 01-04-2021

This page will be next reviewed on 01-04-2024