St John's Rd0131 334 2704 East Craigs0131 339 2992
Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

A combination of regular visits to the dentist from a young age, developing a good dental care routine at home and encouraging a healthy diet will help keep your child’s teeth in great condition for life. Above all, regular visits to the dentist help develop a relaxed attitude to dental care which should last a lifetime.

We have Lego walls in all our waiting rooms to entertain children while they are waiting and after appointments, we always remember to give children the all-important sticker! Both Practices also have baby changing facilities.

At St John’s Road and East Craigs, children get routine check-ups free through the NHS. During these check-ups, we make sure that all their teeth are healthy, assess how well they keep their mouth clean and we will keep you in the loop if we believe your child would benefit from treatment such as orthodontics.

When should I start bringing my child to the dentist?

It’s wise to introduce your child to the dentist as soon as their very first tooth appears (usually when they are around six months old). Even if there are no teeth for us to examine at this stage, early visits will help your child feel relaxed about attending dental appointments. You can also pick up plenty of helpful advice for your child about toothbrushing and diet as prevention, not treatment, is our aim.

Childsmile Scheme

For children, we are very committed to the NHS Childsmile scheme which focuses on practical preventative advice and can include the application of fluoride varnish to strengthen teeth for 2 to 5 year olds. For more info, please visit www.child-smile.org.uk

Further protection

Where appropriate, we apply fissure sealants to your child’s permanent teeth as they emerge (usually starting around age six to seven). This is a white coating (which covers the narrow grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth) to stop bacteria from entering and help prevent tooth decay. In addition, fluoride varnishes can be painted onto young teeth to help strengthen enamel and make them more resistant to decay.

Patient Testimonials

From the moment you step in the door you are welcomed by warm and friendly staff. The practice feels really modern and clean. The dental care I received was first class and I was delighted with the superb service!