The journey towards life-long oral health starts at a young age. If you are looking for a family-friendly dental practice, then we would be delighted to welcome your children as patients. We are passionate about family dental care, and helping the children we see enjoy good oral health for the rest of their lives.
We promise to welcome you into a caring and professional environment where we will listen with respect and respond to your concerns. Our approach is ethical and our prices are transparent, which means that we will give you a clear breakdown of your proposed treatment costs in advance, as well as all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Decay and gum disease can start from the moment your child’s first teeth appear. A recent study by the Faculty of Dental Surgery into the state of children’s oral health found that almost one third of five-year-olds have tooth decay, with an average of three teeth being affected per child. These children will potentially need extensive dental treatment.
If you bring your child along to see us for regular check-ups, we can help them to view oral health as an essential part of everyday life by teaching them how to keep their mouths fresh and healthy. With the right information and help, your children can stay filling free.
Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way to protect your children’s teeth from tooth decay. A fissure sealant is a plastic coating that covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth. Most tooth decay in children occurs in the back teeth. However, no treatment is the best treatment - it is important to stress that cleaning and diet are far more effective at controlling decay. If fissure sealants are an option for your child, we will discuss this with you.
Our advice to parents is to be very calm and matter-of-fact about attending appointments. If you need our advice or support with this issue, please let us know.
When children’s adult teeth first begin to come through, they can be in the wrong position and gradually shift into alignment. In some cases, however, they may need orthodontic treatment. By seeing your child regularly, we can monitor how their teeth are positioned and ensure that you are given appropriate advice and information.
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Last updated on Tuesday 17th September 2019