Warning Signs for Children’s Dental Problems

teeth health smile dentistA healthy, happy child with a bright, winning smile is every parent’s dream — and dental well-being is part of the formula in achieving this goal. While bodily injuries and sickness are usually fairly apparent this is not always the case with dental problems.

An article by blogger Pam Maynard gives some useful tips on signs to look for that might necessitate a visit to the dentist.

The blog lists five main signs of possible dental trouble and three that are easy to spot:

– Refusing to eat. Infants and toddlers cannot tell us when something hurts but refusing to eat as normal could indicate some problem with the teeth or gums.

– Sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can be an early warning to the possibility of cavities being present.

– Spotted teeth. White spots on the teeth may seem insignificant but could mark the beginning of a cavity.

Other signs to look out for are crowed teeth and inflamed gums. Should any or all of these symptoms appear then “it is important for your kids to see a dentist right away” according to Ms. Maynard’s article which can be read in full at


Dr. Colin Conway BDS BSc South Africa

With more than 20 years experience in dental practice, Colin has never been more excited and passionate about his dentistry!

Colin grew up in South Africa, and completed studies toward research science and dentistry degrees in South Africa. He moved from Cape Town to the UK in April 2002, and has worked in some of the UK’s leading dental practices - gaining the experience and confidence to offer a wide range of dental services.

Says Colin: "I often joke that I moved to the UK for the weather! But actually I moved because the UK offers world-class opportunities for dentists to expand their knowledge and skillset, a fact which I have embraced. I am equally comfortable doing a dental check-up and cleaning, placing a dental implant or fitting braces to straighten teeth."

Colin lives in Windsor with his partner and two dogs, enjoying the city/country balance offered by its close proximity to London. On weekends, you’re likely to find him cycling along the river or in some of the great parks surrounding the town.

Dr. Bruce Mutch BDS South Africa

Bruce has been in General Dental Practice for 30 years. Says Bruce: "I have always concentrated on Dental Health, getting patients healthy and showing them how it is possible to keep their own teeth for life.” Bruce has a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Children’s Orthodontics. When he's not doing dentistry, you will find Bruce on the tennis court or walking his dog. "Animals have always been a big part of my life, and in my younger days I used to show jump competitively".