The next generation: Children and the dentist


We were a little taken aback at some recent survey results that said less than half of all children visit the dentist regularly and only 57 per cent of parents make sure their kids brush their teeth properly.

We are all about preventative care at The Exeter Dental Centre and we recommend that children are seen by their dentist at least once a year. The check up for children is completely painless and only takes a few minutes. It is important that children get into good habits about brushing and visiting the dentist early to avoid unnecessary treatment in the future.

The survey spoke to 2,000 mums and dads. The results show a distinct lack of awareness on what their children’s oral care regime should look like.

The NHS recommends that children see a dentist from as young as possible – and at least once by the time they are two-years-old.

We take the teeth of the next generation very seriously, and as such we offer a prevention-based approach, educating children on how to care for their mouths. At The Exeter Dental Centre children under the age of 5 are seen for free when attending an appointment with a paying adult and if not, children under 16 can be seen for half price with any treatment also being carried out at half price.

Mike Hesketh

Owner & Principal Dentist

The Exeter Dental Centre