Tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, and yet the UK has some of the worst instances of childhood tooth decay in Europe. The Ivy Clinic are children’s dentists in Teddington and the Twickenham area who believe that sound preventative dentistry and oral hygiene are the best way to guard against tooth decay in children, which is why we recommend bringing your children in to see the dentist as soon as they get their first tooth.
Regular visits to a paediatric dentist from an early age will help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and also help to spot dental hygiene problems early on if they do arise. It will also get your children used to visiting the dentist and to view dental care as a positive experience, helping set them up with good oral hygiene for life.
Professional and Friendly Paediatric Dentistry
At the Ivy Clinic, we treat children as private patients, meaning you can avoid lengthy dental treatment waiting lists. The sooner the dental problem is identified, the easier and less invasive it is to treat. We can also offer corrections to mild orthodontic issues that are not currently available on the NHS.
For younger children, we encourage parents to bring them along to their own appointments. Getting used to visiting the dental practice, sitting in the chair and opening their mouth to let the dentist inspect their teeth and gums are good habits to establish from an early age. Our dental team can also help children develop a good brushing technique to help maintain excellent oral health.
We offer all child patients preventative dental treatments with fluoride varnish and fissure sealant. Fluoride varnish can be applied to baby teeth and adult teeth, strengthening enamel to help prevent decay. Fissure sealant is applied to the permanent back teeth, coating the biting and chewing surface of the teeth with a plastic coating that prevents food particles getting trapped in the grooves.
Contact the Expert Children’s Dentists in Twickenham and Teddington Today
To book your child in for a dental appointment, just call us on 020 8977 8700 today!