Our younger patients really enjoy coming to the dentist! Our program of preventive care means that the children who attend Standish Street Dental are far less likely to suffer from dental problems requiring invasive treatments.
We endeavour to create a RELAXED, FUN environment for children - our Oral Health Educator uses toys, models, pictures, films and games to help demonstrate tooth brushing techniques and the effects of different diets on teeth in our purpose-built children's advice area.
At regular appointments, the children's DIET is monitored along with BRUSHING and plaque levels and given a score, which encourages them to work hard between visits. We teach that tooth brushing can be fun and that it is best to learn how to look after your teeth from the very beginning.
Regular Check-Ups for Children
The dentist will regularly check the progress of the teeth and gums of all our younger patients, as the greatest changes occur within a mouth in the formative years. We also regularly work in conjunction with NHS practitioners to provide orthodontic care for those children who require readjustment of their dental development.
As children begin to lose their 'milk' teeth and the permanent dentition comes through, the adult molar teeth are very vulnerable to developing caries. At this vital stage, our dental hygienists can place 'fissure sealants' over these teeth to protect them from erosion, as advised by the dentist. Fissure sealants and oral health education appointments are included in the cost of our Denplan Children's Excel accredited payment scheme (£12.48/month 8-18yrs or £9.34/month 5-6yrs) or can be paid for per visit.