It is never too early to begin your child’s oral health journey. It is as important to us as it is to you that your child receives
the best care available. This is why we put so much time, energy, and effort into maintaining a consistent gold standard
in the quality of our treatment, service and practice.
Our dentists are highly experienced and passionate about working with children. We understand the importance of creating
a fun and relaxing environment for your child; removing any anxieties or fears; and helping to instil healthy oral habits that will last a lifetime.
The first visit to the dentist can be a foreign and unusual experience for children, but it doesn’t have to be scary! Our dentists
will always work at a pace which suits your child, ensuring complete comfort and an entirely pain free, happy experience.
The pace and level of treatment carried out at this appointment is dictated by your child and their comfort.
Your child’s dentist will assess the number and health of baby and adult teeth present. They will also take
note of the general oral hygiene and diagnose the presence of any decay. When necessary, X-rays
will often be taken at this appointment to either assess the presence of decay in teeth or to determine the
presence of adult teeth.
After your child’s first visit to the dentist it is important to take on any advice that has been given and continue with a high level of oral hygiene, as well as visiting the dentist at least twice per year.
If your child has had a complex procedure - some of which are listed below - carried out then they may experience some discomfort afterward. Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to maximise healing and minimise any discomfort. Calpol and Nurofen can be very beneficial to manage any pain.
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Your dentist will take the time to discuss the best and easiest ways to incorporate healthy oral habits that will benefit your child for the rest of their lifetime.
We recommend that you bring your child to the dentist by their first birthday. This allows your child to become comfortable with the dental environment from a young age and means they are more likely to receive preventative and routine care before more complex treatment is needed.
It is never too late to take hold of your child’s oral health- so at whatever age you first attend our team will make sure to put your child at ease in a completely judgement free environment.
For children’s braces it is best for the first orthodontic assessment to be carried out between 8-9 years of age to allow a plan to be put in place.
If your child is suffering from a toothache, contact us as soon as possible so we can organise an
emergency appointment to get your child out of pain.
To comfort your child:
You can start to clean your baby’s mouth with a damp cloth once per day even before any of their teeth have erupted.
Once their first teeth erupt you should gently brush them twice per day with a damp soft toothbrush- it is not recommended to use any toothpaste until your child reaches two years of age.
A mouth guard is always recommended for children who play contact sports- especially when their permanent teeth have erupted. Mouth guards are made of a soft plastic material which fit comfortably over the upper teeth. They aim to protect a child’s teeth, lips, cheeks and gums from sports related injuries.
Your dentist will be able to advise what is the best type of mouth guard for your child.
If you are anyway concerned or anxious about your child’s teeth or oral health call us today to make
Dental emergencies may include:
Your baby will usually begin to show signs of teething from about 6 months of age - this is when the
lower front teeth will first erupt.
Some signs of teething include:
- Increased drooling
- Chewing on fingers and toys
- Increased nighttime wakening
Teething is often wrongly blamed for
- Runny nose
- High temperatures
If your baby experiences any of these symptoms it is more likely that they are experiencing a minor
illness- it may be worthwhile contacting your GP for further advice.
Many parents find that offering their baby chilled teething rings and comforters will help with any
teething symptoms your baby may have- Calpol may be useful to also manage discomfort.
Flossing is an essential part of any oral healthcare routine- by instilling this habit at a young age you
can help to prevent gum disease and decay.
Teaching your child this skill around the same time as they learn to tie their shoes will be of great
benefit to them.
Baby teeth play a really important role in helping your child to carry out everyday tasks- eating
speaking and smiling. One of their most important roles is in maintaining space in the mouth as the
In children who loose their baby teeth early due to decay or damage early space closure occurs- this
leads to significant crowding of the teeth and often requires more complex orthodontic treatment in
Dental decay and infection also puts your child at risk of pain and serious illness and so it is vital to
maintain a healthy mouth from an early age
There are many possible causes of black marks on teeth- usually black marks are a result of staining,
but they could also be due to decay, medication related, or caused by a build up of plaque.
If you are worried about black staining on your child’s teeth - call us now or click here to book an
Prolonged thumb sucking can lead to crowded and crooked teeth as well as bite problems - most of
these issues can be fixed with orthodontic treatment. However this treatment is often more complex
than if the habit had been stopped sooner.
If your child is still sucking their thumb and their adult teeth have started to erupt your child’s
dentist may recommend an orthodontic appliance to discourage the habit.
A paediatric dentist is one who focuses solely on providing treatment to children who are 12 years or
below- or until they have lost all of their baby teeth.
Busy people put off going to see the dentist for all sorts of reasons
(we get it!). You can book an appointment right now on your phone.
When you show up we’ll give you a chance to brush up before we
get going. As you get out of the chair and walk out the door, “ping,”
we’ve set up your aftercare and your next appointment. Come early
or come late — the important thing is that you find the time to give
your mouth the care it deserves — so we’re here to make your oral
health as seamless as possible.