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Children's Dentist

Parents - prevention is part of our core philosophy

Visiting the Dentist

It is important that children visit the dentist from when their first tooth comes through. Getting used to the routine of visiting the dentist is one of the best ways to get them familiar with the surgery surroundings and so that future visits are less daunting.

A check-up every six months is usually recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. Your dentist can tell you when and how often your child will need to be seen depending on whats best for them. Our specialist Oral Health Educator is also available for help and advice.

  • Children up to 3 years old, should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of at least 1000ppm.
  • After three years old, they should use a toothpaste that contains 1350ppm-1500ppm. Fluoride levels will be on the packaging of the toothpaste.
  • Children should be supervised up to the age of 7, and you should make sure that they spit out the toothpaste and don’t swallow any if possible.

The main cause of tooth decay is not the amount of sugar or acid in the diet, but how often it is eaten or drunk. Thus try to limit such foods to meal-times.

Why not get your children involved with learning about looking after their teeth with some of the activity sheets we have available and get them to send us a picture so that we can put it on our gallery page.

Prevention

You and our dentists want your child to be able to grow up with healthy teeth, able to talk, smile and eat with confidence. With prevention one of our core philosophies we have a specialist Oral Heath Educator as part of our team. She is able to help you and your child with advice and encouragement.

You dentist may recommend regular fluoride applications and fissure sealants as part of this preventative approach. We also have advice on cleaning your teeth and diet.

Remember

Regular visits to the dentist are essential in helping your child to get used to the surroundings and what goes on there. A child can be much more anxious if it is their first visit to a dental practice. Pain and distress can happen at any time and it is important to prepare your child with regular visits.

NHS Children’s Dentistry

We never refuse to see children under the NHS and its free!

Contact us

Please call the surgery on 0844 576 9905 or contact us to make an appointment.

Interest Free Credit

0% Finance: A payment plan that allows you to spread the cost of your Invisalign clear braces.

Online Booking

New Private patients and existing Private and Denplan patients can now book appointments securely online 24/7.

COVID-19 UPDATE - November 2020

Despite the latest lockdown we are still open.

Due to social distancing requirements and enhanced infection control procedures we are having to run the practice at a reduced capacity then we would do normally.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 to 4.00pm Fridays.

Whilst we are doing check ups and routine dentistry we have long waiting times for appointments.

We also run a telephone emergency service during normal working hours. Out of hours advice is available via NHS Direct on 111.

Click here for information on how to deal with dental emergencies at home.

Due to our reduced capacity we are unable to take on new NHS patients but can provide emergency advice and care if appropriate. 

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