Your friendly local children’s dentist in Tamworth

From tots to teens, we help children of all ages to develop good oral health habits that will last them a lifetime. Regular dental checkups are an essential part of childhood. Children’s teeth are more vulnerable to dental problems, and early intervention means that we can address the problem before it becomes more severe.

Our friendly and supportive staff are here to help make children’s dentist visits stress-free and relaxed for everyone involved. We know that children can struggle with dentist visits due to fears or anxiety. We’ll help to put them at ease so they feel in control and empowered to make smart choices for their oral health as they grow up.

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What to expect at a children’s dentist visit

We want to make a trip to the dentist fun and engaging for children, not something to be feared or avoided. Our family-friendly practice is welcoming and relaxing for children and young people. And we have support staff on hand to help distract your little ones and keep them occupied while we check their oral health.

Milk teeth are softer and more susceptible to decay, so we will check your child’s teeth for signs of cavities. We can also review brushing habits and remind them of the importance of cleaning their teeth well at home. As children start to lose their milk teeth and their adult teeth arrive, we will monitor the alignment and potential for overcrowding. We may recommend orthodontics as they get older.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I encourage my child to brush their teeth?

If you’re struggling to get your child to brush their teeth, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. This is a common issue that we see every day, so don’t feel bad about this. We can support you by offering fun tips to help get your child interested in caring for their teeth. Our dental hygiene team can speak to your child and help to make the prospect of brushing their teeth more fun. Sometimes a fun song, a new toothbrush, or the right toothpaste flavour can make all of the difference.

Can my child see an NHS dentist?

Yes, we are accepting new child patients for NHS treatment. We believe it’s important to ensure all children can see an NHS dentist.

At what age should a child see a dentist?

We recommend arranging your first dentist visit as soon as your child’s first tooth appears. Getting your child used to the sights and sounds of the dentist early and building a relationship with your family dentist can help them to avoid fears and phobias later in life.