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Children's Dentistry in Molesey, Surrey

Wondering how to make your child’s dental experience enjoyable? Discover the caring and expert Children’s Dentistry at The Molesey Dental Practice in Molesey, Surrey. Book an appointment to nurture your child’s healthy and happy smile today!

Schedule your child’s appointment now and set the groundwork for a healthy and confident smile!

At The Molesey Dental Practice, we understand the importance of providing exceptional dental care for children of all ages. Our dedicated team in Molesey, Surrey is committed to ensuring that your child’s dental experience is both positive and educational, setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.

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The Importance of Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry establishes a solid foundation for a lifetime of oral health, fostering positive attitudes toward dental care and ensuring the well-being of young smiles. It is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Early Prevention: Detects and prevents dental issues in their early stages, ensuring prompt intervention.
  2. Establishing Good Habits: Teaches children proper oral hygiene habits for a lifetime of healthy practices.
  3. Monitoring Growth and Development: Tracks oral development, addressing concerns like misalignment or bite issues early.
  4. Preventing Dental Anxiety: Creates positive dental experiences, reducing anxiety and promoting regular check-ups.
  5. Cavity Prevention: Implements preventive measures like fluoride treatments and sealants to ward off cavities.
  6. Educating Parents and Caregivers: Informs parents about children’s oral health, empowering them to support dental well-being.
  7. Promoting a Lifetime of Oral Health: Nurtures a foundation for a lifetime of good oral health practices and preventive care.
  8. Monitoring Orthodontic Needs: Identifies potential orthodontic issues and guides parents on timely intervention.
The Importance of Children's Dentistry in Molesey Surrey at The Molesey Dental Practice

Frequently asked questions

What age should a child start seeing a dentist?

Ideally, a child should visit the dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth emerges.

How often should children have dental check-ups?

Regular check-ups every six months are recommended for preventive care and early intervention.

Are baby teeth essential, and why?

Yes, baby teeth are crucial for speech development, proper nutrition, and guiding adult teeth into place.

When should children start brushing their teeth?

As soon as the first tooth appears, parents can start gently brushing with an infant-sized toothbrush.

How much toothpaste should children use?

For children under 3, a smear of toothpaste is sufficient; for ages 3-6, use a pea-sized amount.

Are dental X-rays safe for children?

Yes, with modern equipment, dental X-rays are safe and provide essential diagnostic information.

How can parents prepare a child for their first dental visit?

Discuss the visit positively, read books about dentists, and avoid using negative language.

What is fluoride and how does it benefit children's teeth?

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. It’s often in toothpaste and drinking water.

Are dental sealants necessary for children?

Sealants are a preventive measure to protect molars from cavities and are often recommended.

How can parents manage teething discomfort?

Use a clean finger to massage gums, provide teething rings, or offer a chilled, soft teething toy.

When should children start flossing?

Parents should start flossing their child’s teeth as soon as adjacent teeth touch, and children can gradually take over as they develop the coordination.

How can thumb-sucking be addressed?

Gentle encouragement, positive reinforcement, and, if needed, discussing intervention with the dentist can help.

Are sports mouthguards necessary for children?

Yes, custom-fitted mouthguards protect against dental injuries during sports and recreational activities.

Can children get braces at an early age?

Early orthodontic evaluations can identify issues, but treatment typically begins during adolescence.

What should parents do in case of a dental emergency?

Contact our dentist immediately; for a knocked-out tooth, keep it moist and attempt to reinsert it or store it in milk.

How can parents encourage good oral habits at home?

Lead by example, make brushing and flossing a fun routine, and limit sugary snacks and beverages.

Why Choose The Molesey Dental Practice for Children Dentistry?

Choose The Molesey Dental Practice for exceptional Children’s Dentistry, prioritizing your child’s oral health. Our expert team provides gentle and comprehensive care, fostering positive dental experiences. With a minimal children’s examination fee of only £20, we ensure accessible and high-quality dental services. Trust us to create a nurturing environment where your child’s smile receives the attention and care it deserves. Book an appointment today for a delightful and stress-free dental journey with The Molesey Dental Practice.

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What Our Patients Say About Us

Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
slavko stojanov
slavko stojanov
2024-05-16
Very friendly and professional
judith parker
judith parker
2024-05-15
Excellent lovely staff wonderful dentists and dental hygienists
Carrie Ford
Carrie Ford
2024-05-14
After recently moving to Molesey and joining Molesey dental practice , I cannot begin to express the kindness and consideration of both the staff and my dentist Dr Puneet Nagpal Forever greatful .. Thankyou
Dominik
Dominik
2024-05-06
After attending around 6 appointments I am now in a position to confirm that I’m really satisfied with the services their provide specifically Dr Sharma who has incredibly gentle approach and truly cares about the wellbeing of their patients whilst keeping them informed of the process at all time. Also Dr Crowley who I had a pleasure to see once so far, incredibly effective and knowledgeable and same as Dr Sharma he has a caring approach whilst keeping you informed of the best possible outcome. Overall really good dental practice - 10/10 and certainly would visit again!
Carmen Palmer
Carmen Palmer
2024-04-26
Friendly, helpful Dentist that only recommends treatments you actually need!
Sheila Read
Sheila Read
2024-04-26
I have been with the practice for many many years and have always received first class treatment. A very friendly and efficient dental practice.
Mike Fenner-Solomon
Mike Fenner-Solomon
2024-04-25
A really lovely team all round. So relaxed and very friendly. All procedures clearly explained and processionally carried out. Really cannot rate highly enough. This is what you want in a family dentist

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