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!

(4.7 of 5) - 12 Reviews
(4.7 of 5) - 12 Reviews
July 8, 2019
5/ 5stars
I am a very stressed patient and I am scared of going to the dentist, I feel very well looked after in this practice, I know I am going to be treated well and everyone is very professional. I am so happy Louise is my dentist.
June 26, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always well looked after. Very helpful and pleasant to deal with.
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always helpful and someone always fits me in when needed.
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very pleased with srvice from dentist, Hygienist and admin staff. Not that I look forward to it, but know that I'll get the right treatment for me, and dealt with efficiently.
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great service as always. Relaxing environment and superb staff who are always put the patient first.
June 21, 2019
5/ 5stars
Been a patient here for over 30 years and from the reception to the dentist themselves,they can't be more than helpful
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Staff always very friendly and accommodating with on going problems I have experienced.
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Brilliant service, been registered here since i got married, wouldn't go anywhere else to have my teeth looked after thank you
June 18, 2019
3/ 5stars
Happy with the service.The staff are always very pleasant and helpful
June 18, 2019
3/ 5stars
I am a patient at St Johns Road and have been for many years. I would never go anywhere else even though I have moved to a different area. All the staff are lovely genuine and professional Ruth Campbell is an absolute gem puts you at ease and if you suffer from dental phobia I can highly recommend. Once you are a patient here you will never look elsewhere.
June 4, 2019
5/ 5stars
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