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A family friendly practice

If you are looking for a children’s dentist, and you are an adult member of The Gentle Touch, we can offer your little ones dentistry on the NHS.

 

Children’s dentistry

Children should have a happy and relaxed introduction to visiting the dentist. That’s why we greet children with smiles and we always explain what we are doing. Most of all, we hope your child not only gets used to visiting the dentist, but also enjoys the experience. We also have baby changing facilities, waiting room with a children’s area as well as plenty of space for buggies and prams

We provide excellent care for our little ones, with the under 6s seeing Lisa, our Childsmile nurse (as well as their dentist), and over 6s see their dentist every six months. All children’s treatments will be carried out by our dental therapists, Michelle and Robyn. Michelle and Robyn are both extremely experienced in looking after children’s teeth and they make their experience fun and enjoyable.

Here is a range of children’s treatments available with our dental therapists:

  • Advice and prevention
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fillings
  • Extractions of baby teeth
  • Children’s crowns
  • Mouth guards

Childsmile (age 0-6)

childsmile

We have been a ‘Childsmile’ practice since 2011. Childsmile is a national programme in Scotland, established to improve children’s dental health. Its main objective is to make it less likely that children will need fillings or have tooth decay.

Lisa Wood is our trained Childsmile nurse. Children under the age of seven see Lisa twice each year in conjunction with their dental appointment.  In each of these visits, Lisa gives dietary advice, tooth brushing instruction and applies fluoride varnish (with your consent).  It is also very important, of course, that children still brush twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, a low sugar diet is very important. 

Mouth guards for kids

mouthguards children's teeth

Robyn and Michelle, our dental therapists, can provide a custom-made mouthguard (gum shield) for your child.

We recommend these when taking part in contact sports or sports where there is a risk of injury to the mouth. This might include hockey, rugby, boxing, martial arts, lacrosse and some racket sports.

Of course, we also provide mouthguards for the big kids too! Please give the practice a call to discuss if you need a mouthguard.

 
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