We treat children of registered patients at Shelley Manor Dental. Children (under 18) of registered patients receive FREE checkups.
Keeping children’s teeth clean and healthy can be challenging!
Brushing little teeth can be a challenge for most parents. However it’s worth the effort. Establishing good brushing habits early on is the best way to make sure your child’s teeth stay strong, healthy and last a lifetime. We’re here to help, offer advice and to make your task easier – and hopefully to keep your children smiling!
It can also be challenging to find a dentist your children like. Understandably small children can be apprehensive and they may find the whole experience daunting. Don’t worry, our friendly team here at Shelley Manor Dental understand this, and we do our best to take the stress out of it. We try to ensure that your child’s visit to the dentist is a positive, enjoyable and educational one.
Why it’s important for your children to visit the dentist regularly
- It gets your children into a routine of caring for their teeth from an early age
- It makes dental visits a normal part of life from a young age, reducing the likelihood of dental anxiety later in life
- Regular dental checkups help prevent the early onset of tooth decay, causing much greater problems further down the line
- Seeing a dentist at a young age can prevent dental fluorosis, a common condition caused by over exposure to fluoride in young children (for example, when children swallow toothpaste). Permanent tooth staining is the main consequence.
Preventative Treatments for Children
Our whole practice ethos at Shelley Manor Dental is focussed on prevention and your children’s dentist might recommend the following treatments for your children. These treatments will be provided by Vickie, our therapist.
Fissure sealants – sealing the grooves in your children’s teeth to prevent food getting trapped and causing decay
Fluoride treatment – painting flouride gel on children’s teeth makes them more resistant to decay
Call us on 01202 443882 for further information or to make an appointment.