We want all our young patients to have wonderful, healthy, clean, sparkling teeth for life. We are particularly proud that we give the most comprehensive preventative care to everyone but especially children who have an opportunity to grow older without the need for fillings and extractions.
Never before has there been so much information, so readily available on how to take care of our dental health, yet we are bombarded with processed foods and drink with unprecedented levels of refined sugar. We as Dental Health Professionals feel strongly that it is vital to give children the tools they need to protect their teeth and to live with better, healthier mouths than their parents.
Children who attend North Bridge Dental Clinic are seen as NHS patients up to the age of 18 (age 19 if in full time education).
As a practice who believes the key is prevention we can apply fissure sealants to children’s permanent 1st and 2nd molars once they are fully erupted. Fissure sealants are plastic coatings which are applied either by our dentists or hygiene therapists to try and help prevent decay happening in the deep fissures.
The process of apply these sealants is easy the hardest part for your child is keeping their mouth open nice and wide so we can keep the tooth dry allowing the sealant to adhere to the tooth surface. The sealants may feel slightly high for a day or so and can be redone if they break or crack.
As with the majority of our patients children are seen for dental health examinations every 6 months. We encourage them and their parents to understand the importance of good home care routines and to implement them.
We are also proud to be able to offer the NHS Child Smile program within the practice. Lisa our qualified child smile nurse can give dietary advice including breast feeding advice, tooth brushing instruction and apply fluoride varnish between the ages of 2-5 (up until the child’s 6th birthday) under the NHS.
For more information on how to register your child please contact the practice or ask at reception.