The recent children’s dental health study of 2013 revealed 46% of 15 years olds and 34% of 12 year olds had previous decay on their adult teeth. It also shows 43% of 8 year old and 31% of 5 year olds had decay on baby teeth.
From a young age, we can help your child take care of their oral health, ensuring healthy teeth and gums hopefully throughout life.
We offer a wide range of dental treatments for children such as routine dental appointments, fillings, extractions and dental hygiene services to improve, establish and maintain good brushing and dietary habits.
Children with crooked teeth will benefit from orthodontic services while they are growing, so we offer a variety of teeth straightening options to align teeth correctly, reducing the need for more complex and expensive procedures as your child gets older.
Benefits of children’s dentistry
- Regular check-ups help to prevent problems before they become an issue
- Regular dental visits reduce any anxieties children may have about dental treatment and will help establish good dietary and oral hygiene habits for life
- A wide range of procedures for children are available at our practice, including regular checkups, hygiene appointments, fillings and extractions
- Early detection and correction of misaligned teeth will usually reduce the cost and length of orthodontic treatments at a later stage
Children’s dentistry FAQs
- What can I do to help look after my child’s teeth?
Regular trips to the dentist are of paramount importance, as is regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and diet control. Establishing thorough brushing as part of a daily routine and limiting the amount of sugar and acid in their diet will reduce the risk of developing decay.
- From what age should my child visit a dentist?
When your child’s first milk teeth appear we recommend regular brushing at home. We tend to start seeing children from the age of about 2.5 years old. It makes sense for your children to accompany yourself when you have a dental check up or see the hygienist so they can get used to the environment in a dental surgery.
- What can I do if my child is scared of the dentist?
Children often learn from example, so make sure any fears of the dentist you have are no evident. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly and caring practice.