Children’s Dentistry

At Shore Dental we emphasise on the importance of preventative care. Regular dental visits helps us to spot and avoid dental problems. They also help to build a long term relationship between your child and our team to help them feel comfortable in the dental surgery.

Payment options:

Patients can choose to pay a fixed fee for each item of treatment or join Denplan for Children.

Denplan for Children is a simple way of keeping up the great habit of regular dental visits.  Your child’s plan will include expert advice, dental check-ups, X-rays and hygienist treatment. Your child’s dental payment plan is quick to set up and makes budgeting for private dental care easy.

Denplan for Children
Monthly cost £9.51
Weekly cost £2.19
Daily cost £0.31

Tooth decay in children

Tooth Decay is very common. If left untreated it can lead to pain, infection and may even impact the developing adult teeth. Public Health England (2015) found that ¼ of 5 year olds had experienced tooth decay.

Baby teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay. This risk is increased for children that have a high intake of sugary or starchy foods.

The good news is decay is preventable. A good oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist will help protect your child’s teeth.


Children’s Dentistry FAQs

When should children first visit the dentist?

You should start taking your child to the dentist after their first tooth appears – this is usually around 6 months old. The dentist will look out for any oral health concerns and can advise how to avoid dental diseases.

Is it important to look after baby teeth?

While baby teeth aren’t permanent, they’re vital for speaking, eating, and guiding new adult teeth into position. So, it’s essential to take good care of them.

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