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We look after the teeth of people of all ages, children included.

By using us to look after your kids you know they will receive the same high quality, caring service that all our customers receive.

Set your kids up for the future

As your kids start to look after their own dental health it’s crucial that they know how to care for their teeth. We’re here to help you show your kids how to look after their teeth. It’s not uncommon for issues to crop up and we’re here to help your child, not to shame you for something that’s likely outside your control.

We want your children to look after their oral health into adulthood by getting them off to a good start. We try to make a visit to us as pleasant as possible we hope to prevent them disliking dentist visits.

Kids orthodontics

As your kid’s adult teeth start to come in we’ll be able to watch them, if we can see any teeth that may need straightening we can get on top of it early.

If you child meets the requirements they can be referred to the NHS. The NHS often has long waiting lists so by assessing their teeth early we can get them on the list quickly.

We use Invisalign braces, these are practically invisible aligners that they can take out when they need to. There’s no need for the train track style braces of the past and you can take them eat when eating or cleaning your teeth.

Find out more about Invisalign braces

Do your kids dread the dentist?

I have been going to Rob and Niamh for over 10 years, in fact the whole family goes! I am always completely happy with the experience as I am always fully informed and involved in any decision making that needs to be done. I wouldn't want to be treated anywhere else.
- Mrs L. Richards De Bens

Dentists are rarely popular with children, that’s nothing unusual. At Gentle Dental we’ll do everything we can to put them at ease and make their check-up as pleasant as possible.

There’s a TV in front of the dentist’s chair with films to distract them while we look at their teeth, and we’ll explain everything we do clearly up front so there are no surprises.

We try and avoid any invasive treatments like drilling and injections if possible. Especially with baby teeth where we can repair damage with fluorite varnish rather than giving them a filling, this should help them last until the tooth falls out naturally.

We’ll help your kids look after their teeth so they can hopefully avoid the need for any treatments.

How we help your kids learn to look after their teeth

At age 3-4 we'll show your children how to brush their teeth effectively, and we'll advise you how you can help them maintain their oral hygiene.

At age 5-12 we'll bring your kids into the conversation more, continuing to help them maintain their oral health and advise you both on how their diet affects their teeth.

At age 13-17 we'll continue to provide guidance directly, and will include education on topics like HPV to protect their health.

Our kids dental plans

What they are entitled to: 3-4 years 5-12 years 3-17 years
Exams per year (with the dentist and hygienist) 2 2 2
Fluoride varnish to seal the teeth when necessary and prevent tooth decay      
Dental advice for parents so they can confidently monitor their children's dental health      
Tooth brushing techniques to help your child clean more effectively      
A polish to smooth the surface of the teeth and help stop plaque forming      
Orthodontic screening and referral when necessary, so they grow up with a straight smile      
A simple scaling to remove plaque and calculus as part of their dental health review      
Gum health assessments and flossing to monitor gums and prevent future problems      
Monthly cost Free £9.29 £12.20
Potential saving per year £39.52 £40.92

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