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Children's Dentistry

Solid foundations for later life

It’s really important to us that children grow up with a positive attitude to visiting the dentist and to their dental health and wellbeing in general. We also aim to help them form good dental habits, as this will prevent problems with their teeth in later life.

We make every effort to ensure our younger patients feel especially welcome and do everything we can to make their visits as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. This is why we like to encourage their progress with fun rewards, such as balloons and stickers.

Fitting in with family life

We understand that it can be time consuming taking the whole family to the dentist. So to make your life easier, family members are welcome to attend at the same time. We offer late-night and early morning appointments, so families can visit together before and after school.

We recommend that you bring your child to your dental appointments from birth or as young as possible so that they grow up knowing that dental practices are a positive place to visit where they have nothing to fear. We would hope to have seen most children for their first examination before they are three years old.

FAQ's

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

We recommend Children start going to see a dentist between the age of 6-9 months. The first few times you take your child to see the dentist it is more about getting them used to seeing the dentist as it can be a scary process for them.

How often should children see a dentist?

Every 6 months unless your dentist advises otherwise. Children’s teeth are much more susceptible to dental decay as baby teeth are softer. Catching decay early is very important to keep children out of pain.

What toothpaste should my child be using?

The toothpaste children should use depends on their age. Children’s toothpaste will have ages printed clearly on the label. Stick to age appropriate toothpaste as they contain different levels of fluoride suitable for your child. A child should never use an adult’s toothpaste as the fluoride content is too high.

How do I register my child as a new patient?

If you are considering registering your child with the Lion Dental Centre as a new patient, we sincerely look forward to meeting you and your family. Joining our practice is easy. Just call us on 01384 376336 or 01384 379291 and we will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you.

How much does a child’s examination cost?

These cost from £10, but are free of charge for children aged up to age 5 if their parent is a member of our Dental Care Plan. We also offer a children’s Dental Care Plan, which includes two examinations and one hygiene visit a year as well as 20 per cent off any treatment needed.

Testimonials

“Always a pleasant welcome and a smile, a friendly and professional practice where I have no hesitation in recommending. Modern dentistry at its best.”

“As always all staff were friendly & professional. I would recommend the practice to anyone seeking a first class service.”

“Friendly manner over the phone and reception. Very happy with services of my dentist and hygienist, will not consider going elsewhere. Also text message appointment reminder system is very helpful.”

“A lovely atmosphere with all staff being friendly and approachable. I feel welcome and at ease here.”

“A huge thank you to Anthony and his wonderful team for giving me my smile back today. As a petrified dental patient, the whole team put me at ease and supported me through my treatment today….and I never felt a thing!!!”

“On our first visit to Lion Dental Centre we were very impressed by all the staff. The care and treatment that was given to us was very relaxing & comforting. We will continue to attend this practice in the future.”

“Went to lion health for an emergency extraction , which was performed by Chaitra, lovely lady who made me feel at ease . Dental Nurse was very nice and so were the receptionists , fitted me in straight away. Would highly recommend.”

“I have found staff to be friendly, helpful and have noticed a considerable difference since having the Invisalign braces fitted. I am pleased with the progress and can now smile again.”

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