Claremont Dental Practice recognise dentistry for children is very important. We have always been a family dental practice, focused on looking after all members of the family, from 2 year olds up to in some cases the great grandparents!
We see all children up until the age of 18 under the NHS. We have a preventative ethos here at the practice in regards to dentistry for children. We believe that good habits at a young age will lead to a healthy mouth in the future.
We are used to seeing children of all ages from 2 years of age up to 18 for routine examinations and routine treatment. At their dental check-ups, we check for the development of the mouth and of course the teeth, check how well they are cleaning their teeth, and check for any cavities.
We will give you dietary advice for them if necessary and motivate them to improve their tooth brushing where needed. As they get a little older, we will closely monitor their adult teeth as they come through into the mouth and if necessary, we can arrange for our in-house specialist orthodontist to examine them and give you and them the best options for straightening their teeth, or indeed closing any unsightly spaces too.
If they are involved in sports at school, we provide bespoke fitted professional gumshields in a wide range of designs and colours. We do sometimes sadly see children who may have had a fall at the school playground or knocked a tooth during rugby. We are skilled at dealing with these cases and can usually see you at short notice to get them comfortable and then arrange for subsequent treatment.
We also have a hygienist service for children which includes a scale and polish and brushing advice. This is available privately and is normally a 15 minute appointment for younger children. Please ask your dentist for further information.