Childrens Dentistry Earlsfield
From baby teeth to beyond, the right dental care for children is so important.
Our children’s treatments are shaped to meet your child’s individual needs and to make them feel as comfortable as possible.
As part of our support to your family, we will help to ensure that you are up to date with the best methods for brushing, and provided with the best dietary advice. We want your children to have healthy teeth and happy smiles.
Your child will usually start to get their milk teeth at around six months old. We recommend that you schedule their first dental examination when they reach the age of two, and following this, between every three and twelve months. Plaque can start to form on young teeth as soon as they emerge, and it’s important to implement a good oral health routine early – starting with that first tooth.
Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
Fluoride varnish application
Research shows that fluoride varnish is highly effective at reducing tooth decay if it is applied twice a year. Fluoride varnish should be applied at least twice yearly in all children.
Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing. Fluoride varnish is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children’s teeth using a soft brush. The varnish sets quickly, has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell.
Scientific studies have shown that fluoride varnish gives added protection to teeth against decay when used in addition to brushing teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.