Get your kids on the road to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums


Get your kids on the road to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums

At The Dental Centre, we love kids! We want to be your dentist for the whole family, and that means helping your children develop healthy dental hygiene habits starting from an early age. We work to ensure that children’s visits to our office are fun, gentle, and as fast as possible so that we can build a trusting relationship with them and help them associate going to the dentist with good health and great results.

The Examination

When you bring your child in for a clean and check appointment, your dentist will examine your child’s teeth and gums for proper development. They’ll also address anything unhealthy that may affect dental health and/or development, such as thumb sucking, lip biting, or nail chewing. And, of course, they will also help educate your child on good cleaning habits and how to maintain a healthy smile.

To make an appointment for your child or for more information on children’s dentistry in The Dental Centre, call our office at 01243 533011 or fill out our contact form.

Fantastic work by Dr Roshnee. She has a great technique and manner, and I had a filling with absolutely zero pain start to finish, including the anaesthesia. Great dentists are hard to find! A brilliant surgery our whole family uses.

Siobhan Davis

Frequently Asked Questions About Paediatric Dentistry

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?

Dental professionals recommend that you should bring your baby to the dentist when they are 6-12 months old, but you could take them at an earlier age. If you have any doubts about your baby’s dental hygiene or diet.

When should I start brushing my baby's teeth?

From the moment the first tooth appears. Even before it comes out, it is important to keep the oral cavity clean. Nowadays there are many dental hygiene instruments for babies.

My child has stains on his teeth, what should I do?

You should make an appointment with your dentist, who will determine whether there is any pathological cause of this. Baby bottle tooth decay is relatively common. Your dentist can provide treatment for it, but the best way to avoid the issue is through early awareness and prevention.

At what age should my child stop using a dummy?

Children should stop using a dummy and/or thumb sucking before the age of 3, as these habits may increase the risk of developing malocclusions.

How can I choose the best toothpaste for my child?

You have to take into account your child’s age, but there are some other factors that must be considered, such as their tendency to develop tooth decay. Your dentist will be able to advise you on this. According to the experts, you should start brushing your child’s teeth with a rice-size smear of toothpaste once their first tooth appears. Use a tiny smear of toothpaste for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old and gradually increase it over time. Generally, toothpastes with 1000 ppm of fluoride are recommended, although you should consult your dentist regarding this. Sometimes it can be necessary to use fluoride supplements to prevent tooth decay.

My child has tooth decay, what can I correct from his diet?

Any source of fermentable carbohydrates should be avoided, as it is the main cause of tooth decay. It is also important to maintain good hygiene habits. Patients who are at risk for dental caries should carry out a diet analysis and follow the advice given in our dental clinic