Childsmile

Your child’s oral health is very important to us.

Childsmile

We are a friendly and family-oriented practice and your child’s oral health is very important to us – here’s why:

Regular visits to the dentist are just as important as a trip to the doctor’s for a health visit. With regular appointments, your child will grow up with the knowledge that frequent brushing is vital to lovely clean teeth and perfect gums. They will also become accustomed to visiting the dentist so shouldn’t develop any fears or anxiety.

Topsy & Tim, Our Teeth

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Your Child’s Teeth

Toothbrushing

Brush for 2 minutes twice a day

You can make this more fun (and to make sure you do it for long enough!) by using a timer.
Use a toothpaste that has at least 1000 parts fluoride. We recommend that your whole family use Colgate Total Toothpaste. After brushing, spit out the extra toothpaste, but don’t rinse afterwards.

As a guide, until your child can write properly, they can’t brush their teeth properly, so they need you to help them to make sure their teeth are cleaned well.

Visiting the Dentist

  • Bring your child regularly to see us to that we can make them happy to be here and so we can spot any problems early.
  • We would like to see you with your child from birth upwards so we can give you good advice even before their first tooth has erupted.

Fluoride

Fluoride is not in the water in our area and supplements can help strengthen developing teeth.

  • Your dentist can give your child a prescription for fluoride drops/tablets.
  • It is important for your child to take these every day (we suggest you give them to your child after their evening meal).
  • They will help to strengthen the teeth, and together with a good diet, they will help to prevent tooth decay.

Food

Sugar causes tooth decay. The most important thing is to limit the number of times your child has sugary snacks and drinks.

Try and keep sugary snacks to mealtimes only. Or better still, have none at all!

Good Snacks

Some good snacks are: Fresh fruit, cheese, raw vegetables, breadsticks, bread, crackers

Bad Snacks

Bad snacks include: Fizzy juice, flavoured water, lollipops, sweets, biscuits, jelly
Diet Drinks and fruit juices also decay teeth as these are very acidic.

The safest drinks are PLAIN WATER and PLAIN MILK

Best dental practise ever, feels so homely, it’s great for anxious patients, all staff go above and beyond to make patients feel relaxed x

Jennifer Leith