Help me keep my mouth healthy » Children's Teeth
Our Leicester dentists are brilliant at treating children at Smile Essential dental practice. Many of our team members have children of their own, so we have one or two tricks up our sleeves for helping our younger patients from across Leicester look after their teeth, ensuring they keep them long into their old age.
Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel safe and cared for. As dental professionals we believe in preventative dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the dentist as soon as their first tooth comes through.
Regular dental health examinations from a young age will ensure children won't suffer from untreated dental decay that could have a devastating effect on their growing teeth. There are a number of preventative treatments that our team can provide for children:
- Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your growing child's teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the teeth and this helps to mineralise the teeth, keeping them strong and healthy.
- Fissure sealants are tooth coloured and applied to the biting surfaces of children's teeth to prevent decay. Little people can find brushing tricky, so this protective surface on their chewing teeth helps ward off decay.
Studies have shown that the younger the age you bring your child to a dental practice, even if it's just to your dental examination, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up unafraid of the dentist.
Treating a child from an early age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, crossbites or overbites developing. As with most things, the sooner we can start to treat any potential problems, the quicker they can be resolved.
Prevention is always better than cure so call our Narborough Road dental practice today to make an appointment for your child or contact us for more information.