Pediatric Dentistry Battersea
Happy dental care for children paves the way for lifelong, healthy smiles. Good oral health and decay-free teeth promote better well-being in children. Regular dental check-ups at an early age minimise dental anxiety. These can also spot malocclusions or oral issues that are easily correctable at younger ages. Pediatric Dentistry Battersea by Mouth combines a friendly and engaging atmosphere with specialist skills by caring professionals. Bring your little ones for the most gentle and comfortable dental care that fosters positive attitudes and experiences. Meet a team that creates happy memories for kids.
Pediatric Dentistry at Mouth
We believe childhood dental experiences set the tone for dental care in adulthood. Positive experiences form positive attitudes and healthy habits. Therefore, we ensure children have a stress-free, pleasant experience. Compassionate dentistry is at the helm of our services. Utilising modern methods and treatment, we strive to quell the attitude that dental treatments are painful and cumbersome.
Our specialists in pediatric dentistry build trust with younger patients using effective communication and positive reinforcement. They also build a good rapport with parents to improve children’s oral health at home by offering guidance on hygiene regimes and dietary habits. Regular check-ups enable us to follow a child’s dental development. Proper development of teeth in children affects many aspects of life, from nutrition to speech.
We focus on preventive care that helps children preserve their dental health. These include fissure sealants and dental cleaning. With an in-house orthodontist, smile correction is convenient. We offer fixed braces, Invisalign, clear braces, and hidden lingual braces. Our practitioners and staff always make sure children feel welcome, relaxed and safe. We understand that each child has unique needs. Our personalised approach accommodates those needs.
We make routine check-ups, cleanings, and fillings engaging and educational. They get to learn the significance of good oral health during treatment. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, we ensure dental procedures are efficient and minimally invasive.
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Why Mouth Dental?
Our multi-clinic practice brings you the latest dental care and in-house expertise under one roof. Our Nine Elms Battersea clinic has resident specialists in paediatrics, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery. It is also the only dental practice in the area to have an attached Teaching suite that aims to share modern skills and knowledge with our peers. Located in the Embassy Gardens development, under the Sky Pool, our clinic has a soothing ambience that puts both adults and children at ease.
When you make an appointment with us, our reception team sends text and email reminders to help you stay on top of it. Our patients receive 2 hours of free and secure parking. Give your kids some screen time to distract themselves with free WiFi in our reception area. You can purchase specialist dental care products for kids and adults at our in-clinic shop.
Why Mouth Dental?
We are a modern multi-clinic dental practice, utilising the latest dental care to provide advanced solutions. Patient comfort, personalised treatment, and safeguarding natural teeth are our priorities. Our clinic at Nine Elms has specialists in Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Periodontics, Pediatrics and Orthodontics. We are also the only dental practice in the area to have a Teaching suite dedicated to skill development and knowledge sharing for peers.
Our patient support team helps you stay on top of your appointments by sending you friendly text and email reminders. You get 2 hours of free and secure parking. Our reception areas have free WiFi, and the in-clinic shop is stocked well with the world’s most revolutionary oral care products.
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Frequently asked questions
Who is a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a specialist who provides comprehensive oral care to infants, children and teens. Pediatric dentists undergo advanced training beyond their dental degree. This training equips them with the knowledge and skills to address unique dental and oral health needs children have from infancy to adolescence. One of the primary focuses of pediatric dentists is preventive care, which includes check-ups, cleanings and education on oral hygiene practices to help children maintain healthy teeth and gums.
At what age should children begin routine dental examinations?
The first dental exam for a child can take place within six months of the eruption of their first baby tooth. It usually occurs around the age of six months to one year, although the timing can vary from child to child. NHS guidelines say children should have at least one visit to the dentist before the age of two.
How often do children need to visit the dentist?
The British Dental Association recommends children should see a dentist at least once a year. Although it applies to low-risk children, moderate to high-risk children may need dental check-ups every six months or three months. If a child has orthodontic concerns or is referred to an orthodontist for evaluation and treatment, the frequency of dental visits may vary and may involve more frequent appointments during orthodontic treatment.
What are some common conditions treated in pediatric dentistry?
Cavities, gum disease, tooth eruption problems, malocclusions, oral infections, dental trauma, teething discomfort, tooth grinding, thumb sucking, and pacifier habits are some of the most common dental conditions treated in pediatric dentistry.
Are hygiene treatments suitable for children?
Yes, hygiene treatments are suitable and vital for children as part of their dental care. Dental cleanings are a fundamental component of preventive dentistry and oral hygiene maintenance for individuals of all ages, including children. They can prevent tooth decay and preserve gum health.
Can children receive orthodontic treatments for misalignments of teeth?
Yes, children can receive orthodontic treatments for misalignments of teeth. Orthodontic treatment typically begins after a child’s adult teeth have emerged. It usually happens around age 12, depending on the growth of their face and jaws and how many adult teeth have come in. However, timing may vary depending on individual needs and development. Early assessment allows orthodontists to identify and address issues early, as some orthodontic problems are easier to correct when a child is still growing.
What are the things to consider when selecting a pediatric dentist?
There are several important factors to consider when choosing a qualified and suitable practitioner for your child. Verify that the dentist is fully qualified and has the necessary training. Visit the clinic to ensure it offers a relaxed atmosphere for children. Observe how the dentist and their staff interact with children. They should be patient, friendly, and skilled at building rapport with young patients. They must be able to provide preventive, restorative, orthodontic and emergency care. Options for sedation or anaesthesia should be available if your child has dental anxiety or requires extensive treatment. Read reviews and recommendations.
What are some tips for managing dental anxiety in children?
Choose a pediatric dentist. They have had the training to manage children’s dental anxiety. Start dental visits at a young age to familiarise them with the process. Use positive reinforcement during and after dental visits. Play dentist with your child at home to help them become familiar with dental instruments and procedures. Read books or watch videos that teach children about visiting the dentist in a fun and educational way. Bring along a favourite toy or comfort item to the appointment.
How do you ensure that your child maintains optimal dental health between appointments?
Establish a dental routine of brushing twice daily. Supervise brushing until children are 7 to make sure it is effective. Use age-appropriate toothbrushes and toothpaste. Replace your child’s toothbrush every 3-4 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed. Teach proper brushing techniques. Limit sugary snacks and beverages. Encourage a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Discourage thumb-sucking or pacifier use as they get older.
How much does pediatric dental care cost in Battersea?
These are some of the most common routine dental care procedures we offer children at our dental practice in Battersea.
Initial Child Exam (Excluding X-rays) £35
Routine Child Exam £25
Hygienist Appointment £90
Hygienist with Airflow £118
Composite Filling 1 Surface from £150
Composite Filling 2 Surface from £180
Composite Filling 3 Surface from £250