As dental professionals we believe in Preventative dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age. Regular check-ups from a young age will ensure children won't suffer from untreated dental decay with devastating effects to their growing dentition. There are a number of Preventative treatments that our team can provide for children.
Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your growing child's teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the child's teeth and this helps to mineralise the teeth. Fissure sealants are tooth coloured and applied to biting surfaces of children's teeth to 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 it, the quicker it 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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We have been patients at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre Practice for about six years and my children are now seven and ten. In all that time they have never dreaded going, which is fantastic. Having a great dentist makes all the difference – I'm so relieved to have found Nikki (Triffitt), a highly skilled practitioner.
Nikki is fantastic with the children - they look forward to seeing her and skip back to the car after their appointment. She always greets them with a huge smile and will blow up her gloves to make them giggle. There's always lots of laughing and she makes their appointments fun. She uses the whizzy tools on their hands before she puts them in their mouths to make them feel at ease with what she's about to do.
Nikki's advice is excellent and she explains what their responsibilities are for keeping their teeth healthy. They want to please her so when they get home they say 'Nikki said we must do this' and they do it.
I had an awful experience when I was six years old so I have an extreme fear of dentists. I would almost prefer to go through labour than have a filling. I have always tried hard not to portray my fear to my children. With Nikki I feel in control of the situation and she takes things at my pace. I can put my hand up at any moment and she will stop.
My youngest daughter had fissure sealants on her teeth to help protect the biting surfaces. The procedure took no time at all. I had fissure sealants when I was younger and it seemed to take forever but this was really fast.
The whole dental centre is calm and quiet, which is great especially for children and nervous patients. Everyone is always so helpful and really lovely, and I would not hesitate to recommend Nikki. She is an outstanding dentist. Everything she's done is flawless; she does an amazing job.