Children

We are able to offer dental examination for children under the NHS(logo NHS)

This is available for children when a  family member is a patient of our practice.

We offer extensive hygiene and preventative advice along with dental treatment when necessary.

We are able to offer dental examination for children under the NHS(logo NHS)

This is available for children when a  family member is a patient of our practice.

We offer extensive hygiene and preventative advice along with dental treatment when necessary.

Benefits:

The guidelines regarding the preventative care for children include:

  • Fissure sealants can be done once your child’s permanent back teeth have started to come through (usually at the age of about 6 or 7) to protect them against decay. This is where the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are covered with a special thin plastic coating to keep germs and food particles out of the grooves. The sealant can last for as long as 5 to 10 years
  • Fluoride varnish can be applied to both baby teeth and adult teeth. It involves painting a varnish that contains high levels of fluoride onto the surface of the tooth every 6 months to prevent decay. Some children may need this more often. It works by strengthening tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay
  • From the age of 3, children should be offered fluoride varnish application at least twice a year. Younger children may also be offered this treatment if your dentist thinks they need it