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Leading dentist warns parents aren’t doing enough for children’s dental health

by LLB staff reporter
11th Apr 24 6:33 am

Leading Dentist and Partner at Chelsea & Fulham Dentist, Dr Imran Sayed, has recently published a National Dental Survey to highlight how the UK public are looking after their teeth, what services they are using and what aspects of their smile they would like to improve.

The survey has shown some surprising results about how the UK is prioritising their dental health and the dental health of children.

The results showed that 1 in 20 (5%) Children in the UK have needed to seek emergency dental care which is concerning especially as the survey also showed less than half (47%) of the UK are currently registered with an NHS dentist which would allow them to utilise the dental service offered by the National Health Service.

The national survey also showed that one in five (19%) admitted they put off going to the dentist to avoid dental costs and the vast majority (94%) admitted they would spend on holidays and other lifestyle experiences before paying for dental work.

Dr Imran Sayed, said, “Looking after your children’s dental health is so important. Regular dental visits should be scheduled as soon as their first teeth appear to get them familiar with the dental setting and receive preventative measures and advice. Most children have adult teeth from the age of 6 and if these teeth aren’t kept healthy from a young age it can lead to a lifetime of dental issues.

I would urge everyone to ensure they are registered with a dentist and have regular check-ups to avoid long-term problems with their teeth. We are so fortunate in the UK to have a choice of NHS and independent dental care providers which should allow everyone access to the dental care needed to maintain a healthy smile.’

For additional treatments that aren’t covered by the NHS, as well as independent general dentistry, there is always the option to use a private dentist. Chelsea & Fulham Dentist offers a wide range of leading cosmetic services to many patients who are often also registered with an NHS dentist.

Chelsea & Fulham Dentist is a leading dental practice in the heart of South West London and the expert team offers a comprehensive range of dental services including teeth whitening, teeth straightening and cosmetic dentistry. By offering the best customer service, utilising cutting-edge dental technology and the latest dental procedures, the family-run practice attracts patients from throughout the UK and even Internationally.

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