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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

Ian Brewer
Ian Brewer
2023-11-22
I cannot praise Dr Crowley and the team at Molesey Dental practise enough. One year ago I was in trouble with my teeth. A mix of age and embarrassment. I finally came to the point where I had no choice but to attend. I booked my appointment and to say I received complete professionalism is a understatement. I could write many lines of praise, but will keep it simple. Please don't hesitate!!! Make an appointment, be honest and you will not be judged whatsoever. The painless processes that are applied is certainly life changing. Huge thankyou to all the team at MDP. Thankyou. I finally smile with complete confidence once again!!!!
Erika Hopkins
Erika Hopkins
2023-11-01
Excellent dental practice! My dentist is Dr Crowley who is absolutely brilliant. As an emergency, I booked an appointment with Dr Sharma who went above & beyond to ensure I trusted her and was comfortable with a different dentist. She did a fantastic and efficient job replacing my filling.The reception is also very friendly and professional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Anne Schofield
Anne Schofield
2023-02-06
Great dental practice, so glad I can say my dentist is Dr Michael Crowley Always friendly and polite . Keeps me well informed so always puts at ease if necessary. Reception staff lovely too. 10/10 Wouldn't go anywhere else✔️
Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas
2023-01-23
After years of not seeing a dentist due to criticisms, critiques and bad relationships with all the ones I've had prior I was sceptical going in but knew that my dental health would one day catch up to me. So I went just before I went off to university. my dentist was Dr Puneet Nagpal who was very kind and considerate after learning I haven't been for a checkup for quite some time and he went through everything very thoroughly but was gentle with the tools and his words, he wasn't condescending or patronising or putting any blame on me. He told me that I needed to have half a dozen or so fillings filled and I told him about my deadline as I was off to university by the end of the month and he was able to book me in the following week for 2 rounds of fillings. We also had other talks about personal life and how much sugar and drinks can affect my teeth and he went out of his way to google and search for things that I would like and made some suggestions. During the fillings I had to excuse my self a couple of times due to an excess of water filling my mouth and having difficulty breathing, luckily he understood gave me time to compose myself and settle back in and I was able to wear some headphones to help distract myself from the noise of the drilling and from the pain. All 3 times I went to visit him he went above and beyond any dental experience I've had before and has made me care much more about my dental hygiene even more so and has made me feel comfortable with going back to the dentists as I would dread it before. Dr Nagpal has been one of if not the kindest person who has looked after me in any sort of medical visit I've so often needed in my life, I could not recommend him enough.
Shaun Round
Shaun Round
2022-11-25
Honestly can’t fault this practice or the dental team! Highly recommend.
Ray Huckfield
Ray Huckfield
2022-05-19
I had a lovely visit today, was greeted by Jennifer on reception and was kind and welcoming and Julie as well, I got seen to very quickly - I saw Dr. Bhamm who was very helpful and took time to explain to me what was going on concerning my teeth she also made me feel very at ease and explained the next steps of my treatment very well, will highly recommend this practice every staff was kind, professional and made me feel at ease!
johana st.
johana st.
2022-05-03
After 17years I went to dentist as I had not good previous experience, my heart was beating as little birdie before I went to see Dr Sharda Kaur Sharma for the fist time as I had a strong pain in my tooth. And she was able to healed all my past experience with her kindness, compassion, understanding and professional care, she took time to give me all information and explained every step and to make sure all will be comfortable for me. I am still thankful I met her and since then I am always looking forward to seeing her. I was also recommended to wonderful lady who doing all my dental hygiene and taking special care and patience to be my teeth free from all calculus, the change is visible and my heart is so thankful and happy, thank you for wonderful care.
Natalie Randall
Natalie Randall
2022-03-02
I have said it before, and i shall say it again, by far the best dentist i have been to..i am the most nervous and scared of the dentist, and always my dentist makes me feel at ease ..thank you 😊

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