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Childsmile healthy teeth for life at Smile Design NHS dentists Perth

Child Treatments | Child Smile | Smile Design Perth

Good oral health in childhood gives your child a head-start in maintaining healthy teeth and gums throughout their life.  Childsmile, the Scottish NHS children’s dental service, ensures that all children, whatever their income or family background, have the best possible dental care from the age of three months and upwards.  It is offered by all NHS dentists, as well as nurseries and primary schools.

Childsmile also provides children’s tooth-brushing packs through dental practices to ensure they have toothbrushes of an appropriate size and shape and fluoride toothpaste.

Treatments starts as early as possible: there’s no need to wait until the first tooth appears before registering your child for Childsmile.  You should take your baby to the dental practice for a check-up every six months, even before their teeth start showing, to get them used to what goes on. 

We can give you advice on healthy weaning, diet, teething, fluoride, how to brush your children’s teeth and teach them to do so when they’re old enough, and caring for your child’s teeth and gums to ensure they remain healthy. 

We will also provide any necessary treatments, including offering six-monthly fluoride varnish applications to Childsmile patients over the age of two. 

Fluoride varnish has been proved to be effective in reducing tooth decay, especially when used in conjunction with fluoride toothpaste.  It is quite safe in the small doses used and there is no risk to children’s general health from this level of fluoride use.

If you need extra help, we can arrange for a Dental Health Support Worker to visit your home and accompany you to the practice.

Through Childsmile we aim to give children the best possible start for their oral hygiene and dental health.  We also teach them not to be frightened of visiting the dentist, preventing problems later in life.

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You’ll find us at The Old Bank, 11 Main Street, Bridgend, Perth PH2 7HD
 
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