Childsmile at the dentist

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All dentists who treat children under the NHS offer Childsmile care.

The practice staff and Childsmile staff, together with your child’s nursery and school, can work together to give the best care for your child.

Your health visitor and dental health support worker can help you find a local NHS dental practice.

Registering with a dentist

Aim to register your baby with a dentist soon after birth or by the time they are six months of age.

From then on, take your child to the dental practice every six months, or as advised by your dental team.

Taking your baby to the dental practice as early as possible helps them to get used to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice and give you access to information, advice and support for looking after your child's teeth.