Family Dental Care
At Windmill Dental Care we believe dental care is for life. Preventative care is the key to a healthy mouth and we encourage parents to bring their children from as an early an age as possible. Lessons learned early will serve you for life.
Did you know…
Tooth decay is the number one reason for child hospital admission......Prevention is key regardless of income or background.
Frequently asked questions
At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
You are never too young! Windmill Dental Care operate a Childsmile programme that encourages parents to bring their child to our surgery as early as possible. Our nurses and dentists will give you expert advice on such things as cleaning the teeth, dietary advice and how your teeth grow and develop. Good oral health in childhood means healthy teeth and gums throughout life. Childsmile is working to ensure all children, regardless of income or background, have the best possible start.
Some tips to help look after your child's oral health?
Brush teeth and gums at least twice daily for a minimum of 2 minutes, in the morning and last thing at night.
Fluoride supplements can make teeth stronger and help reduce decay(holes) in teeth. Fluoride is commonly found in toothpaste and can be applied in a varnish form by your dentist and Childsmile nurse.
Use toothpaste containing at least 1000 parts per million (ppm) fluoride. 'Spit, don’t rinse’ after brushing – this gives the toothpaste time to work to protect teeth.
Foods containing sugar should be kept to a minimum and are best given at mealtimes.
Choose healthy and nutritious foods and drinks. See our list of healthy safe snacks.
Plain milk and water are best for teeth. Remember "No added sugar" drinks may still have natural sugars present!
How often should I bring my child to the dentist?
We recommend bringing your child to the dentist every 6 months. However if you need that little bit of extra help your dental team will tell you and will arrange appointments as required.
Taking your baby to the dental practice as early as possible helps them to get used to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice and give you access to information, advice and support for looking after your child's teeth. Give our reception team a call today on 01698 262698 for further information. We really do care.