At High Street Dental Care we believe that regular dental examinations play an important part in maintaining good oral health.
Our Dental Health Check is a comprehensive check that includes examination of your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues to enable your dentist to provide you with an accurate assessment of the health of your mouth. If required, x-rays may be recommended during these visits. Using the information collected, your dentist can advise the time frame for repeat dental health checks. If treatment is advised then the patient will be provided with a written treatment plan with costs. Our treatment is individually tailored to suit your needs and guided by our philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry and prevention. Our aim is to understand your dental needs, to treat existing problems as appropriate, and provide the highest quality ongoing care and management to maintain beautiful teeth for life;
We are happy to see young children from approximately two years old to familiarise them with their dentist and the practice and to establish good habits for their future dental health. Our aim is to ensure that children view their visits to the dentist as a happy and positive experience.
It is our aim that every child in this practice should have a sound, healthy, beautiful smile and be treated in a caring, gentle environment where a visit to the dentist is something to look forward to.
Prevention of dental disease in children should begin at the moment the first tooth appears. As soon as the teeth are in the mouth, they should be cleaned gently with a soft brush and a tiny amount of children’s fluoride containing toothpaste. Children are highly susceptible to dental decay and the aim to deliver a child into adulthood with sound teeth requires active prevention from the outset.
Regular visits to the dentist are essential in the identification and treatment of any problems at an early stage, whether caused by disease or development. We recommend that all children from the age of 2 yrs should attend for examination every 6 months. From an early age we can guide parents with regard to good cleaning and dietary habits. As the child grows, they gradually take responsibility for their own dental hygiene.
It’s important to encourage your child to brush at least twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, however it’s great to get children into the habit of brushing after every meal. If you’re the parent of a young child we recommend that you superviseand support your child’s teeth brushing so that they learn how to clean their teeth properly themselves. Though it can still be worth parents doing a final brush to make sure hard to reach teeth are also cleaned. To help you and your child develop the best dental routine we can offer advice on important factors such as the correct toothpaste and toothbrush, the best brushing techniques and healthy eating habits.
Custom-made sports mouth-guards which are both colourful and comfortable can be made on request.