From infants to teens, routine and regular check-ups reduce the need for potentially costly future treatment. The earlier your children start, the easier it is to keep teeth and gums healthy.
It’s wise to introduce your child to the practice as soon as their very first tooth appears (usually when they are around six months old). Even though there will be hardly any teeth for us to examine at this stage, early visits will help your child feel relaxed about attending dental appointments. You can also pick up plenty of helpful advice about tooth care for tots, including how to use dental tools and obtain dietary advice.
For further protection, fissure sealant can be applied to your child’s permanent teeth as they emerge (usually starting around age six to seven). This is a clear or white plastic coating which covers the narrow grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to stop bacteria from entering and help prevent tooth decay. In addition, fluoride varnishes can be painted onto young teeth to help strengthen enamel and make them more resistant to decay.
As your child develops so our advice will be tailored to their age. From around 10 years of age we will be closely monitoring the position of the adult teeth to decide if braces (orthodontic treatment) will be needed.
A combination of regular visits to the dentist from a young age, developing a good dental care routine at home and encouraging a healthy diet will help keep your child’s teeth in great condition for life.
I swear by this dental surgery. They keep my teeth in the best condition. Excellent service.
When needed treatment it was done quick and stress free. Top dentist.
Lovely friendly people from the minute you walk in to reception. Dentists and nurses put you at ease and a very good job done. Its the only dentists I have had that I enjoy going to. lol.
Excellent surgery and Mr Allen very talented dentist. Saved three of my teeth that was considered for extraction by other dentists.
Thank you to Mr Handley for restoring my cracked front teeth to their former glory. Wonderful service, really pleased with the result.
Mrs M Conway
As someone who is quite apprehensive when dental visits draw near, I would like to thank Mr Handley and staff for putting me at ease so that now when I go away I am thinking – ‘why was I so worried?’.
Mrs S Evans
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