Our philosophy is focussed on prevention and we aim to help educate your children from a very young age not only on how to prevent dental disease and be dentally healthy.
We work with parents to help identify problem areas and work as a team to create a healthy environment. Our dentists and hygienists are happy to help provide nutritional dietary advice and demonstrate how to brush properly, floss and use mouthwash.
We offer free examinations to children under six years old and reduced fees for treatment when required.
NICE guidelines set by the Department of Health show good evidence base for the regular application of fluoride varnish onto your child’s teeth up until adulthood. This will help harden the enamel and make it more resistant to decay.
Where appropriate, sealants can be placed onto the premolars and molars to reduce the chance of food and plaque trapping in teeth. This lowers the risk of dental caries (decay) in the posterior teeth. Your dentist will advise you on sealants should they be approproate.
Introducing your child to the dentist Once you’ve established a good tooth-brushing routine at home, the next step is the first trip to the dentist.
Take your child to the dentist when they’re as young as possible and at least once by the time they’re two. This is so they become familiar with the environment and get to know the dentist. The dentist can help to prevent decay and identify any health problems at an early stage. Just opening up the child’s mouth for the dentist to take a look is useful practice for when they could benefit from future preventive care.
When you visit the dentist, be positive about it and make the trip fun. This will stop your child worrying about future visits.
Take your child with you when you go for your own dental check-up appointments so they get used to it.
A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids’ teeth decay-free: