Dental care for children

Children’s dentistry is a form of oral healthcare that is targeted at children from birth to adolescence.

Children have yet to develop their teeth fully, so we place more emphasis on the preventive aspect of child dental care and intercepting oral diseases before they form. Whenever a dental issue should arise,
When there is a dental issue, we can restore your child’s teeth and prevent future problems.
We understand that young children may become apprehensive when they visit the dentist; that’s why our Coach House Dental professionals are fully equipped to help uneasy children and administer dental treatment.
At Coach House Dental we provide dental care for your children, such as:
I. Tooth fillings
II. Extractions (may be required for overcrowded teeth)
III. Root canal treatment (typically due to dental trauma)
IV. Preventive measures such as teeth sealants and fluoride therapy
V. Braces
VI. Treatment of primary teeth injuries
VII. Risk assessment for tooth decay
VIII. Dental care for special needs children
IX. Oral healthcare for babies and infants
X. Parent education

How often should my child visit the dentist?

Children should attend their first appointment within 6 months of their first tooth erupting so they can become familiar with the dental team and the environment. We also provide parent education on how to clean your child’s teeth and gums and how to avoid issues like baby bottle syndrome and thumb-sucking.
We recommend a dental check-up every 6 months to prevent cavities and other dental issues. Some children may need more frequent dental visits due to unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene.

When should my child start using toothpaste?

Until age 3, clean your child’s teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water. After age 3, supervise brushing and use only a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste and make sure your child does not swallow the toothpaste.

What are dental fissure sealants?

Sealants are clear coatings applied to the top of the teeth, particularly among child patients. These coatings help prevent plaque and bacteria from developing in the grooves and pits of the chewing surfaces of molars, causing tooth decay, which can result in cavities.
To book a dental appointment for your child, please call us on 01159 324811, and we will ensure your child learns proper oral hygiene techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) What should a parent do to provide good dental care for their child?

A) Encourage good brushing of the teeth and a good, balanced diet.

Q) What age should my child go to the dentist for the first time?

A) When they reach the age of 1, or when their teeth start coming through.

Q) How should I take care of my children's teeth?

A) Supervise them brushing to make sure they are, and watch their sugary foods and drinks intake.

Q) How can I straighten my child's teeth?

A) Book an appointment with an orthodontist.

Q) How often should I take my child to the dentist.

A) You should aim to take them every 3-6 months, depending on the risk they have for their teeth and gums.

Q) How can I prevent cavities in my child's teeth?

A) Limit the sugary drinks and make them brush twice a day consistently.


Q) Should I be worried about taking my child to the dentist?

A) No, it is something that they need to have checked in their life.

Q) Will my children hate me for taking them to the dentist?

A) No, the most common reason they dislike it is from hearing negative comments from parents or friends.

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