Family Dentistry at Cherrybank Dental Spa
At Cherrybank Dental Spa, we believe in the same levels of excellent care for our child patients as we do for our adults. Many of our patients choose to have all their family’s dental needs provided for by our talented team – some across three generations and occasionally four!
Dental care begins with a Happy Visit for the Under Fives. This is a fun visit with one of our dental therapists, which involves an introduction to the dental experience and advice on care and future needs. We recommend Happy Visits from around the age of 2 and a half but we are happy to look at your children’s teeth or give advice from any age.
For the over fives, we have a combined visit with the dental therapist or hygienist and the dentist. Necessary radiographs or x-rays will be prescribed at appropriate intervals to check that all the adult teeth are developing normally, and to screen for any tooth decay.
Preventive Treatments Include:
- Fluoride application to help the enamel resist tooth decay.
- Gold standard fissure sealants when the adult molars come in, around 6 years old.
- Screening orthodontic examination to check for correct development of the bite and tooth/jaw size harmony.
- Oral Health Instruction to develop good habits and prevent gum disease in later life.
- In Perth, we have Healozone and air abrasion which can be used to gently treat teeth and prevent further decay without the use of the drill.
As children lose all their baby teeth, we check for the appropriate time to intervene with braces if required. Invisalign Teen is an extremely popular brace for teenagers, very discreet and championed by the likes of Justin Bieber. Many of our teenagers in Edinburgh and Perth have been delighted by Invisalign Teen as an alternative to fixed orthodontic braces or ‘train tracks’.
We are often asked and are pleased to provide second opinions for children who may have been having routine care elsewhere. Our philosophy is always to save baby teeth if at all possible, and if they have to be lost, to utilise treatments such as space maintainers which are popular in other countries such as the US to hold the space for the adult teeth to come in. If fillings are needed, we only use white fillings and never amalgam (silver) fillings.
We can offer sedation if required for nervous children over 12 years old, and in Perth we have RA which is a very safe form of ‘laughing gas’ which can be used in children of any age. Most Paediatric Dentists in the States use RA routinely to help children cope with dental treatment. It is very safe and effective.
To discuss treatments of book a family dentistry appointment at Cherrybank simply call us on 0845 130 9445 or fill out a contact form.