Our team have a great rapport with children, enabling us to set a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. Dental treatment for children is free on the NHS for all under the age of 18. Our aim is to make sure that your child has a fun, gentle and friendly dental experience. We welcome patients who are nervous or have special needs.
Check-up before their first birthday
We recommend you bring your child to the dentist 6 months after their first tooth comes through, or just before their first birthday, whichever happens first!
What happens at my child's dental visit?
During your child’s dental examination, the dentist will check your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine your child's bite, also checking the gums, jaw, and oral tissues.
The dentist may ask you about your child's diet, brushing habits, and may make recommendations on the best ways to care for your child's teeth. This is a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have.
Dental Treatments for Children
Fluoride and Fissure sealants
Orthodontic Referral for Treatment
Orthodontic treatment (most often braces) correct the alignment of crooked or crowded teeth. Braces not only improve the appearance of your child's smile, but straighter teeth also make it easier to keep their teeth and gums clean. Many children can feel self-conscious about their smile if their teeth are misaligned which can negatively affect their confidence. Children are typically assessed for a referral once their adult teeth have come through (around age 12). Talk to the dentist about orthodontic referrals at your next dental visit.