Children's Dental

Children require special care, and dentistry should not be an exception

Children require special
care, and dentistry
should not be an
exception

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At Truly Dental we are fully committed to
helping your child achieve a lifetime of
healthy and happy smiles.

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. 

 

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This first visit is all about creating a positive dental experience
and building a trusting relationship with your child’s dentist.

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.

Explore our full range of treatments below. 

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General exams

Make a commitment to your long-term oral health and wellbeing by booking a routine dental check-up

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Dental Emergency

When you really need a dentist we’re always here for you.

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Fissure sealants

Protection is possible with Fissure Sealants

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Paediatric crowns

Custom-made caps for damaged teeth to restore shape, function, and appearance

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Kids Braces

Get those little teeth on the right path.

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Questions? Answers

What does Truly advise to encourage good oral hygiene in children?

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. 

Our advice: 

  • We recommend that your child has their first dental visit by the age of 1, but if they’re older  don’t be concerned - it is never too late to take a hold of their oral health
  • Attend the dentist at least twice per year
  • Carry out preventative treatments such as Fissure Sealants and Scale and Polish as advised by your dentist 
  • Minimise sugar intake by avoiding sugary snacks and drinks
  • For children under two years of age brush their teeth with a toothbrush and water. There is no need to use fluoridated toothpaste unless recommended by your dentist 
  • For children between two to six years use a pea sized amount of 1000 ppm fluoridated toothpaste
  • For children seven years and older use a pea sized amount of 1450 ppm fluoridated toothpaste
  • Parents should supervise brushing up until the age of seven
When should I start to bring my child to the dentist?

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.

What are the benefits to Children's Dentistry at Truly?
  • Lay the foundations of healthy oral habits from an early age 
  • Focus on prevention avoiding the need for complex dentistry later in life 
  • Receive treatment in an anxiety-free and fun environment
  • Affordable treatment and payment plans available
  • Modern and bright clinics designed with comfort in mind
  • Deal with staff who are specially trained to deal with children
  • Establish a relationship with one dental practice for life, as we cater for all ages
What should I do if my child has a toothache?

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:

  • Rinse their mouth with warm salty water
  • If their face is swollen apply a cold compress to the area
  • Give Calpol
  • Do not apply heat or aspirin to the area
When should I start to brush my child’s teeth?

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.

My child plays sports - how can I protect their teeth?

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.

What is a dental emergency?

If you are anyway concerned or anxious about your child’s teeth or oral health call us today to make
an appointment.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Tooth ache which keeps your child awake at night
  • Fever or loss of appetite due to toothache
  • Dental trauma or broken teeth following an accident or fall
How can I help my teething baby?

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
- Rash
- High temperatures
- Vomiting
- Diarrhoea


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.

Do I need to floss my child’s teeth?

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.

My child will loose their baby teeth soon - are they really that important?

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
jaw grows.


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
the future.


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

My child has black marks on their teeth - is this something to worry about?

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
appointment

Is thumb sucking harmful for my child’s teeth?

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.

What is a paediatric dentist?

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. 

Taking the anxiety out  of dental bills.

Taking the anxiety out
of dental bills.


Dental bills can be daunting - we get it. We offer
competitive rates for all procedures, because we understand
that everyone’s situation is different. Explore our
price list for more details.

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We created a seamless online check-in system to battle your procrastination!

We created a seamless
online check-in system to
battle your procrastination!


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. 

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