At Bhandal Dental Practice, we make trips to the dentist fun for children, so they are less likely to develop anxiety or a phobia.
At Bhandal Dental Practice, we offer quality children’s paediatric dentistry set in a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
During the ‘growth’ phase of an infant, it is essential that a special approach is taken in order to guide dental progression and development, in order to avoid future dental problems. Helping young children to feel comfortable at the dentist will help to protect their oral health in the long term. Regular visits to the dentist will also encourage children to care for their teeth.
During a child’s dental checkup, we will carefully examine the development of the infant’s mouth while making it fun for the child. We can advise on concerns like brushing your child’s teeth or any teething concerns that you might have. Some examples of treatments a child might require include root canal treatment on milk teeth, adding space maintainers to help teeth emerge correctly and applying fluoride treatments to protect the enamel.
Your child’s first visit
A child’s first trip to the dentist is very important as it will be their first encounter with the dental office. We will do everything we can to make the visit fun and engaging so that your child associates the dentist with positive experiences. We recommend visiting the dentist every 6 months from when your child’s first tooth emerges.
Fluoride treatments for kids
Fluoride treatment can be applied directly to baby teeth and adult teeth. This treatment helps to prevent decay by providing a protective layer that helps to slow down tooth decay. Children’s teeth are softer and more susceptible to decay, so a fluoride treatment offers a safe and effective way to bolster their protection.
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All children are entitled to dental treatment free of charge through the NHS if they are aged under 19 and in full-time education. The provision of dental care on the NHS for all patients, including children, is subject to availability.
Most children start to lose their baby teeth when they are between four and six years old. These are generally lost in the same order that they arrived as a baby. By the age of 12/13 most children will have 28 adult teeth with wisdom teeth usually arriving between the ages of 17 and 21.
Cutting back on sugary snacks is easier said than done when they are so prevalent. The first step is to try to encourage your child to enjoy healthier snacks such as fruit or cheese. Restricting treats to mealtimes helps the mouth naturally counter the effects of sugar and sticking to water as a drink is a sensible choice. Use a smear of fluoride toothpaste when brushing twice daily and ensure the child spits this out.
We recommend children start to visit the dentist every 6 months from when their first milk teeth appear. This helps them to become familiar with the environment so they know they have nothing to fear. It’s also helpful for parents to get help and advice for teething, thumb sucking and weaning.
We offer a wide range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic treatments to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Learn more about individual treatment options or book a consultation to find out how we can help.