As a family-friendly dental practice in, Midhurst, West Sussex, we stress the importance of establishing good oral health habits early and being familiarised with the dentist from a young age. Many of our team are parents ourselves, and understand the challenges that can come with children’s dentistry and instilling high levels of oral care in children.
We are able to see and treat children of any age, even babies, and credit our care, expertise and passion for dentistry as being the key reasons our patients choose us to treat generations of their family. We have tools and techniques to put even the youngest and most nervous patients at ease and are highly regarded for our warm and personal approach to children’s dentistry.Book appointment
If you’re a new patient or considering signing up to our practice, it helps to know what sets us apart from other dentists. We want all our patients to have complete peace of mind with whatever treatment they need, and value the trust parents place in us to care for their children. Here is what we can offer you:
While even babies can have their gums looked over, we recommend your child’s first visit is around the age of 1. In cases where there’s a good standard of oral health, a 6-monthly check-up is usually all that’s needed to maintain the health of the mouth, teeth and gums.
Our priority focus with younger patients is decay prevention, but we also work hard to develop positive relationships. We want children to be happy and confident when they visit the dentist. We apply fluoride varnish as recommended by the NICE guidelines and we can provide fissure sealants. This involves a plastic coating being painted onto the teeth to prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped and causing decay. Additionally, we offer valuable dietary advice that will help prevent decay.
It’s safe to treat even very young children; we call on our knowledge, experience and expertise to do just that. Your child’s comfort and safety is our priority throughout their care, and we do all we can to put them at ease.
A large part of oral care, even for adults, is prevention. Regular dental check-ups can uncover problems early on, in some cases before they cause pain or problems, and even sometimes before the patient notices themselves. In addition, early familiarisation with the dentist can help prevent your child developing a future phobia, the likes of which can cause patients to avoid care when they need it most.
For those under 18 and in full-time education, dentistry is covered on the NHS.
The first step on your child’s journey with us is an oral health check, where we can ensure the teeth are erupting properly and there’s no sign of gum disease or decay. We’ll also start to build a relationship with them to put them at ease in the future.
We take the time to patiently talk through any treatments your child needs, both with you, and with them, if possible. We’ll also share general oral care tips to ensure their mouth, teeth and gums are at optimal health.
If a treatment is recommended, we’ll talk through the aftercare involved and schedule any follow-ups, as required.