Child smiling during dental check up

Children’s Dentistry

Dental healthcare for children

At Parkhill Dental Practice, we are focused on the importance of keeping a child’s mouth in good dental health, building their confidence to ensure a visit to the dentist is a positive experience and to instil excellent oral healthcare habits which will help them through their life.

What is the best age to bring your child to the dentist?

We encourage parents to bring their children to the surgery as early as possible so they can gradually accustom to the new surroundings, noises, and get to know the dentist. It will allow us to build a relationship with families and provide parents and guardians with dietary advice and adequate oral care instructions.

What should you expect during your child’s first appointment?

We believe that first appointments are crucial for your child to develop trust and confidence in the dental surgery. We want to keep initial appointments short and informal. It is more of meet and greet with your child. During adaptation appointment/s, through fun and interactive sessions, we would like to gradually build a good rapport with your child. As much as it is possible, it should be a positive and fun experience for children, so they grow up without any dental phobias.

It is also an excellent opportunity for us to talk with you about proper oral hygiene habits, brushing techniques, and diet control.

Depending on your little one’s age and comfort level, simple procedures such as examination or fluoride application might be performed.

How often should my child see the dentist?

As for adult patients, we recommend at least two appointments a year. Sometimes, we might ask you to come with your child more often to make sure caries-preventative measures are applied and working.

How can I keep my child’s teeth healthy?

Sadly, tooth decay is the main cause of your child’s toothache and the main reason for children’s administration to the hospital. Luckily, dental caries is a highly preventative disease.

Good oral hygiene habits are essential to prevent decay for young and old people alike. To help you and your child, we recommend:

  • brushing teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • a proper diet, being aware of hidden sugar in so-called healthy snacks
  • make your child comfortable with regular visits to the dental surgery

Please feel free to ask for tips and advice if you need any during your child’s next appointment.

Smiling child with finger in its mouth
Boy smiling while brushing his teeth

Dental healthcare for children

At Parkhill Dental Practice, we are focused on the importance of keeping a child’s mouth in good dental health, building their confidence to ensure a visit to the dentist is a positive experience and to instil excellent oral healthcare habits which will help them through their life.

What is the best age to bring your child to the dentist?

We encourage parents to bring their children to the surgery as early as possible so they can gradually accustom to the new surroundings, noises, and get to know the dentist. It will allow us to build a relationship with families and provide parents and guardians with dietary advice and adequate oral care instructions.

What should you expect during your child’s first appointment?

We believe that first appointments are crucial for your child to develop trust and confidence in the dental surgery. We want to keep initial appointments short and informal. It is more of meet and greet with your child. During adaptation appointment/s, through fun and interactive sessions, we would like to gradually build a good rapport with your child. As much as it is possible, it should be a positive and fun experience for children, so they grow up without any dental phobias.

It is also an excellent opportunity for us to talk with you about proper oral hygiene habits, brushing techniques, and diet control.

Depending on your little one’s age and comfort level, simple procedures such as examination or fluoride application might be performed.

How often should my child see the dentist?

As for adult patients, we recommend at least two appointments a year. Sometimes, we might ask you to come with your child more often to make sure caries-preventative measures are applied and working.

How can I keep my child’s teeth healthy?

Sadly, tooth decay is the main cause of your child’s toothache and the main reason for children’s administration to the hospital. Luckily, dental caries is a highly preventative disease.

Good oral hygiene habits are essential to prevent decay for young and old people alike. To help you and your child, we recommend:

  • brushing teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • a proper diet, being aware of hidden sugar in so-called healthy snacks
  • make your child comfortable with regular visits to the dental surgery

Please feel free to ask for tips and advice if you need any during your child’s next appointment.

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Dental Fillings

Dentures

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Get In Touch

Contact Details

Call

01803 380090

Email

reception@parkhilldental.co.uk

Address

Parkhill Dental Practice,
3 Parkhill Road,
Torquay,
TQ1 2AL,
Devon

Hours

Mon - Thur: 8.30am - 5pm
Fri: 8.00 - 3pm
Weekends: closed