Children’s Dentistry at Heath Dental
Our revolutionary CHILDREN DAYS have proved highly successful
We believe that visiting the dentist should be fun and enjoyable, not something to fear. Most phobias stem from a bad childhood experience, so we have set aside very popular days purely for looking after our children patients.
Colouring competitions, puppet shows, face painting, balloons, goodie bags and magicians have all been organised to entertain and educate in an environment dedicated to children.
Children are seen at a time of day when they are not overly tired and parents do not have the stress of the school run to contend with.
Fluoride applications and fissure sealants (tooth coloured sealants) are applied to biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay.
We aim to prevent dental disease rather than treat it at a later date.
Looking after your baby’s teeth
A dental appointment by the age of one is an opportunity for parents to get valuable advice from the dental team.
Your dentist will do their best to look inside your baby’s mouth but this may not always be possible.
What’s important is you get advice on topics such as:
- Brushing baby’s teeth
- A healthy diet
- Regular dental checks.
At this age, understanding how to care for your baby’s teeth moving forwards is critical to their future dental health.
Children’s health care products are also available including a wide range of character toothbrush for toddlers and fun cool and trendy designs for older children.
Top mouth health care tips:
- Brush your teeth for 2 minutes, before bed and at least one other time a day
- Floss in between your teeth
- Avoid snacks between meals especially sugary treats
- Drink water and milk to help keep your teeth healthy.
Mouth Guards For Sports
Ditch the fiddly boil and bite gum shields and say hello to our sports mouth guards! Perfect for the kids going to back to school.
A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth.
Ask a member of the team for more information.
Last month we visited a couple of nurseries to teach the children about visiting the dentist, brushing their teeth and good and bad foods.
We are happy to visit any nursery in the area to help educate the kids, so that they can maintain their smiles for life.
If you would like to arrange a visit please give the practice a call or send us a message on Facebook.
Here are a few photos from the visits, including Snappy, our practice mascot.