CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY

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PREVENTION IS CHEAPER THAN THE CURE...

Some preventative measures may be fissure seals which stop food catching in the chewing surfaces of the teeth. It also may include oral hygiene instruction and dietary advice. We encourage children to visit us for regular 6-monthly check-ups from an early age as we believe that prevention is better than cure.

We also encourage parents to role play a dental visit at home as early as possible so children will know what is going to happen at their appointment. This can take a lot of the anxiety out of the first visit for a child. While using the dentist as a scare tactic to get your children to brush properly may work at home, it will also impact negatively on their visit with us, so try to avoid doing this.

In extreme circumstances, where a child requires multiple fillings and we feel that it would be beneficial, we may suggest a sedation procedure so when your child wakes up, everything is complete.

Our experienced dentists endeavour to provide a pleasant experience for both you and your children.