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CHILDREN'S DENTAL THERAPY

Good dental care starts at a young age.

Our children's dental team passionately promotes the importance of dental health in children.


EXCELLENT DENTAL CARE FOR OUR YOUNGEST PATIENTS

Our dental therapists carry out treatment for our child patients following a recommendation from one of our dentists. They undertake a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Removing plaque
  • Applying fissure sealants
  • Taking x-rays
  • Carrying out simple fillings
  • Extracting deciduous (milk) teeth where necessary

Find out more about our Dental Therapy team by clicking here

CHILD DENTAL THERAPY FAQs

 

What's the advantage of seeing a dental therapist?  

Our dental therapists are able to spend more time with each patient, which we believe is an essential part of children learning about the importance of caring for their teeth. Ali Grice and Hazel Lumley have many years of experience working with children and easily put children at ease. Having a longer appointment time means that part of their role is to educate children about how to care for their teeth and why this is so important. 

 

Will my child still see a dentist?   

Yes - your child will see a dentist at least once a year. Your dentist and our dental therapists work together to help your son or daughter to learn dental hygiene skills, prevent gum disease and tooth decay as well as undertaking treatments as required.  

 

Are children seen free of charge?   

Yes - under 18's are treated free of charge as NHS patients, provided that they are the children or grandchildren of one of our regular patients.  

 
 

SCHOOLS AND NURSERY EDUCATION

Hi. My name is Kate Pearse and I'm part of the oral health team at Clarence House. 

We are proud of our holistic, preventive approach and we believe in helping to educate children in a friendly and enjoyable way. To help to promote good oral health in the youngest members of our community, we visit local primary schools and nurseries.

During our visits, we talk to the children and teachers about oral hygiene, demonstrate brushing techniques and use disclosing solution to show plaque that may have been missed when brushing. We also help the children to identify sugars within their diet, which can help them to eat more healthily and prevent them from needing to have dental treatment. We also talk to the children about what we do everyday in our dental practice.  We do all of this in an accessible, fun way using work sheets, games and drawing, as well as dressing up as a dentist, dental nurse and a patient. We hope that our approach helps children to be aware of good oral health from an early age and importantly, introduces them to dentistry while they are young, showing them that it is not scary.

If you would like us to visit your school or nursery, please contact us by calling 01452 522720 or e-mail us:

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