Childhood is one of the most vital times in a person’s life to maintain good care of their teeth, yet for a number of reasons it can be difficult to maintain your child’s good dental health. At Smiles Dental we offer a friendly and helpful environment aimed at reassuring children that the dentist is nothing to be worried about.
At Smiles we recognise the importance of keeping children calm and happy during dental treatment, thus saving them distress both now and in the future.
Childhood is a crucial time for ensuring good dental health in the future, and our welcoming and friendly staff will do their best to address any concerns that you or your child have about checkups and necessary operations.
If any of our younger patients become significantly distressed by dental procedures, JHA can use a small amount of sedation medication (the minimum possible to ensure safety), whilst carefully monitoring your child. If necessary, we are also able to refer very anxious children to hospital to undergo a procedure under general anaesthetic.
Children can get into all kinds of hazardous scrapes, which is why our practices provide emergency appointment and out-of-hours cover for children who have lost or injured one or more of their teeth by accident.
A dentist should examine the loss of a milk tooth through trauma as soon as possible, as an injury can affect the condition of the adult tooth underneath.
Preventing damage to your child’s milk teeth is very important, as damage done to them through trauma or inadequate care can have a pronounced negative effect later in life.
A fondness for sugary food and drink can play havoc with developing teeth, especially if their owner does not learn to take good care of them through effective brushing. Our dentists offer help and advice to you and your child on avoiding tooth decay before it can become a serious problem.
If the worst happens and your child does develop some tooth decay, our dentists can fix the problem through removing the decay and replacing it with the most appropriate restorative material (more commonly known as a ‘filling’) for him or her.