Oral health is an important public health issue for both adults and children; and everyone should be encouraged to see a dentist for regular dental check ups.
Parents are encouraged to take their children to the dentist before the age of two years. Adults and children should attend more frequently if they are at risk of mouth disease due to smoking, medical social or physical factors. Dietary and brushing are also important for good oral hygiene. Please ask your local dentist for advice. If you have not signed up to a dentist please contact your local Health Centre or the Community Dental Services (Walsall Locality) on 0121 568 4241. Alternatively you contact our Centre and we will be happy top help you find a local dentist or you can visit The Mobile Dental Unit at Palfrey Children’s Centre click here or Chuckery and Paddock Children’s Centre click here (dates will be on monthly activity sheets)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need to see a dentist during pregnancy?
Yes. Always let your dentist know that you are pregnant.
Why are my gums bleeding?
You may notice that gums become inflamed during pregnancy, and that they may bleed. This is due to hormone changes in your body. This means that you must keep a high standard of oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly. This may also include routine scaling treatments.
How much does dental treatment costs?
NHS dental treatment is free to all expectant mothers and up until the baby is one years old.