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Caring for childrens teeth

Childrens-TeethAt Hadley Wood Dental we firmly believe in preventative dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from the earliest possible age. Regular check-ups for even the youngest child ensures they will not suffer from untreated dental decay with devastating effects on their growing dentition and problems in later life. There are a number of preventative treatments that our team can provide for children.

How to Safeguard Your Child’s Teeth

Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your growing child’s teeth from developing decay. A special fluoride varnish is carefully painted onto the surface of the child’s teeth which helps to mineralise the teeth and make them stronger. Fissure sealants can be applied to the biting surfaces of children’s teeth to also prevent decay.

Studies have shown that the younger the age that you bring your child to the dental practice, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel safe and cared for.

Treating a child from an early age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most things, the sooner you can start to treat any problems, the quicker they can be resolved.

Prevention is always better than cure so call the practice today to make an appointment for your child.

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