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Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentist in CheadleMaking sure that your child sees a dentist regularly is extremely important.

Not only does it get them into the very good habit of taking care of their teeth and having them checked and cleaned, but it can also flag up any issues they may have with their teeth or mouth sooner, rather than later.

Taking dental care for young children seriously will set them up for a lifetime of excellent child oral health care, so it is important to choose the best children’s family dentistry practice you can for your individual family’s needs.

Why you should choose us for children’s dentistry

At Cheadle Village Dental Practice, our friendly team of children’s dentists offer a gentle, reassuring service with a professional approach to safeguarding children’s oral health and plenty of advice to help families maintain good oral health habits.

From routine family check-ups to kids’ tooth extraction consultations; child dental hygienist appointments to access to emergency children’s dentist services, we offer a wide range of services.

We can also advise on orthodontic treatments and whether you need to consider children’s braces in the future.

What services are we offering for children’s health?

We take our role as a local dentist for children very seriously indeed.

Alongside our full range of paediatric dentist services, we keep a very close eye on the wider health of our young patients.

Our dentists, dental nurses and dental hygienists are all trained to spot signs of oral health issues and concerns, and can all offer advice on tooth brushing, nutrition and general care of the mouth to help the whole family stay healthy and pain-free.

We can show your children the right way to use kids dental floss and mouthwash and how to care for any braces or other cosmetic dentistry aids they may have been prescribed through our preventative dentistry services.

Children’s dental fillings

No matter how carefully you watch your family’s diet, or how assiduously they brush and care for their teeth, fillings can still crop up in children’s teeth.

The key thing is to treat them quickly before they become more of a problem and start causing your child pain.

At Cheadle Village Dental Practice, we offer specialist, child-friendly filling consultations, using the latest technology and techniques around dentistry for children to make the process as comfortable and anxiety-free as we can.

We will also follow up with excellent after-care support and advice as required.

Child’s tooth extraction

Needing to have a tooth removed can seem to be a scary experience; however, at Cheadle Village Dental Practice, we recognise this fact and work hard to make our young patients as relaxed as possible.

We will talk the family through the procedure in advance, covering all aspects of the child tooth extraction procedure and discussing the various options around anaesthesia, the procedure itself and how to help the child’s recovery from a tooth extraction.

Our team are highly professional, kind and able and willing to answer any questions.

We are dedicated to ensuring your family’s experience is a positive one, with expert treatment and tooth extraction after-care support for your child.

Children’s orthodontist

If you are concerned about how your children’s teeth are developing, or they are reporting issues or pain with their teeth, mouth or jaw, we can advise on kids orthodontist treatments, from braces to aligners.

Orthodontists can treat all kinds of issues using kids’ braces and aligners, from over-and under-bites to problems around spacing, crowding and malocclusion – the misalignment of teeth between the two dental arches as the jaw opens and closes.

If you have any questions about children’s braces or other corrective orthodontic treatments, call our team today to arrange a consultation.

Root canal treatment for children

Root canal treatment can be the cause of dental anxiety for patients of all ages. Our kids’ dental specialist teams know how to prepare young patients for the treatment, using gentle, informed techniques to help put them at their ease.

The procedure is normally done under local anaesthetic, but there are other options for especially nervous patients or those affected by other medical conditions or neurological issues, including sedation or general anaesthesia.

This can be discussed with your kid’s dentist ahead of the treatment.

Preventative dentistry for kids

A child’s dentist will be very keen to spot and prevent potential issues before they turn into problems.

Preventative dentistry plays a huge part in this, with numerous techniques available to maintain excellent oral health and strong, healthy teeth.

Children’s dentistry covers areas such as check-ups, teaching and correcting oral health techniques like brushing, flossing and using mouthwash.

Your child’s dentist can suggest ways to strengthen teeth by applying protective coatings, referring to orthodontist services and addressing concerns such as cavities, cracks and broken teeth straight away.

Helping children with dental anxiety

People of all ages can find going to the dentist stressful, especially younger children.

At Cheadle Village Dental Practice, we have specially trained teams of dentists and dental nurses who know how to put anxious patients at their ease.

We strongly believe that it is crucial for children to become accustomed to visiting the dentist from a very young age, and to see it as a routine and positive way to maintain good oral health and to keep their teeth healthy, strong and issue-free.

We have experience in dealing with nervous children and are committed to helping young patients with additional needs and their family members feel happy and comfortable while they are with us.

Ready to book your child’s dental consultation?

If you would like to book your child in for their next routine check-up, or are looking for a professional, sympathetic kids’ private dentist for a larger issue or concern, please contact us at Cheadle Village Dental Practice to arrange an initial consultation.

Our friendly reception team will be happy to help, and we look forward to welcoming you to our family and children’s dentistry practice soon.

We always take our time to sit down and discuss our client’s unique concerns with them in order to devise a personalised treatment plan and come up with the best ways to give you a healthy cheerful smile.

Quality treatments are at the heart of our dental clinic and we aim to share it with our clients.

Our goal is to create a warm atmosphere and pleasant memories for our patients whether adult or children.

At our family dentistry practice help your child giggle and smile through their cleaning and exam and look forward to coming to the dentist every time!

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Our modern health-promoting approach to continuing care means:

  • Fewer fillings
  • Less dental decay
  • Less likelihood of tooth decay
  • More attractive teeth
  • More choice
  • Reduced costs
  • Helping to keep your teeth for life
Find out more about our preventive dentistry service

FAQs

A: You can give us a call or drop in to fill in a registration form for you and your children at your convenience.

A: All our staff are trained in working with nervous patients and will do their utmost to put children at ease.

We can offer tours of the surgery and provide all kinds of comforts such as playing their favourite music or audiobooks while they are seen.

We only get one set of adult teeth, so it is crucial to look after them to the best of our ability.

Getting children into the habit of visiting the dentist from an early age, along with teaching them good dental care and hygiene is the best way to ensure that their teeth have the best possible chance to remain in good conditions for their entire life.

Familiarising your child with the dentist is the most effective way to encourage regular visits into adulthood and to avoid introducing dental anxiety later on.

Even before your child’s milk teeth start growing through, you can bring them along to the surgery to help them become acclimatised to the surroundings and to enable the dentist to start his or her oral care right from the beginning.

Once the teeth have started to come through, six-monthly check-ups will enable the dentist to keep an eye on their development, positioning and condition.

Bad oral health can cause a raft of problems for a child.

From bad breath, cavities and gum disease to more serious concerns such as pain and tooth loss, insufficient oral care can result in serious concerns.

Additionally, bad oral health has been linked to cancer, diabetes and heart disease in later life, sop the benefits of ensuring good dental habits from a young age really are manifold.

Paediatric dentistry covers all areas of tooth, mouth and jaw care for children under the age of 18, starting from infancy and the appearance of the first milk tooth.

Paediatric dentistry covers oral care and hygiene, preventative dentistry, treatments such as fillings, root canal work and tooth extractions and corrective and cosmetic work such as fitting braces, tooth straightening and whitening.

The length of time it takes to compete a filling on a child will depend entirely on the state of the tooth and how large the cavity being filled it, as well as the position of the tooth, the experience of the dentist and how anxious or calm the patient is during the procedure.

Your children’s dentist will be able to give you a better idea of the timings involved for your specific case during your child’s consultation.

It is perfectly natural for both you and your child to feel anxious before a tooth extraction.

The best way to prepare is to speak to your dentist or dental nurse about the procedure so that you have all the facts and will know in advance what will happen and when.

Tell your child the truth, while avoiding alarmist or over-emotional language and emphasise the benefits of the treatment and how much better they will feel afterwards.

Try to remain calm yourself and help them manage their anxiety in whichever way works best for your particular child and their situation. Your dentist can offer further advice in this area.

After a tooth extraction or any similar dental procedure, it is very important to treat the mouth with great care afterwards.

Avoid eating or drinking anything hot and stick to soft foods, such as yoghurt, smoothies or (lukewarm, not hot) soup. Avoid ice cream too, or anything with an extreme temperature, as this can cause sensitivity as the mouth begins its healing process.

Try not to eat on the side of the mouth where the tooth extraction has taken place and consult your dentist if you have any concerns at all about your child’s aftercare.

The right age to visit an orthodontist will depend entirely on the reason why your child is being referred to the service.

Many children being tooth straightening treatments, such as braces or aligners in their pre-teen or early teenage years, but again, this can vary enormously.

Your dentist can advise on the suitability of orthodontic treatment and whether your child is old enough to tolerate it and take responsibility for the associated after-care.

Root canal work can be a long and complicated process; however, this can be mitigated by a number of anaesthetic procedures, including local or general anaesthesia or sedation.

The decision about whether the child is old enough to cope with such a procedure must be taken by the dentist and the child’s parents or caregivers on a case-by-case basis.

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