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When should I take my baby to the dentist for the first time?

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Taking your child to regular dental check-ups is crucial for keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Early check-ups are also a great opportunity to get your child comfortable with attending the dentist.

When should I take my baby to the dentist for the first time?

You should take your child to their first dental check-up when their first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. The dentist will carry out a full check of their tooth and gums and can provide you with suitable dental health advice. They will also answer any questions you may have.

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FREE general dentistry for under 18's at Hampton Dental Care

There's no registration process, and no catchment area, so whether you live in Liverpool or Leeds you can book your child's first check-up with Hampton Dental Care. The easiest way to book your child in is by visiting our website and clicking on one of the online booking links.

How to book your child's FREE check-up online with Hampton Dental Care

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Our secure online booking function allows you to book your child in for a check-up in minutes. After clicking on a BOOK ONLINE link, choose 'Book Appointment'

  • Choose whether they are a new or existing patient.

  • Choose 'NHS'

  • Choose 'Child NHS Check-up' from the drop-down list.

This will then show all of our appointment availability for child check-ups. Simply choose the most convenient date and time for your child, and follow the few remaining steps to book their check-up appointment. You'll then receive a booking confirmation email and text message shortly after.

What if I need to reschedule an appointment?

If you need to reschedule, or can no longer attend an appointment at Hampton Dental Care please call 0151 295 9870 during practice opening hours and our friendly reception team will arrange this for you. Please note, missed appointment fees may apply if we don't receive at least 24 hours notice in advance of an appointment being rearranged or cancelled. Click here for our terms and conditions of treatment.


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