Children are seen under the NHS until they reach the age of 18 and are still in full time education.
Children should visit the dentist regularly, on average once every 6 months. Children develop at different rates and the teeth come through in a different order so don’t be worried, as your dentist will be able to keep a check on your child’s teeth.
If your child is nervous about going to the dentist, regular visits are essential in helping your child to get used to the surroundings, noises and smells.You are very welcome to visit the practice to meet some of the team and familiarise your child with the environment before joining the practice.
If your child develops a good relationship with their dentist, it is much easier for the child, parent and dentist if treatment does become necessary later on. Your dentist will also give you advice on diet and how to prevent tooth decay.
As your child gets older, he/she may need to undergo teeth straightening (orthodontics) this is done in varying styles and at varying ages and we will keep you informed at each dental examination if we are concerned about the development of your child’s teeth.