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CHILDSMILE


SERVICE INFORMATION

Tooth decay is the third most common reason for children to be admitted to hospital and is almost completely avoidable. At Laws Dental we are committed to promoting good oral health and forming good habits in children from a young age. The Childsmile program was first put together around 2005, with the aim to tackle inequalities in children, and to provide them all equally with exceptional dental care.

We recommend that you register your child with the practice as soon as possible after birth so that we can provide advice about how to look after your child's teeth. Visits to the dentist from an early age also help children to get used to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice. 

Your Childsmile Appointment

Each appointment is tailored to each individual child and during this appointment you will be provided with oral health advice, tooth brushing instruction and helpful diet advice.

We understand that dental visits can be quite daunting for children, so here at Laws Dental we take extra care in trying to make these visits as fun as possible. We can also provide you with tooth brushing charts, diet diaries, free tooth brushes and toothpaste, and of course some stickers!

We can also apply fluoride varnish to your child's teeth every six months from the age of 2.  

Fluoride Varnish 

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and research has shown that fluoride varnish is extremely effective at preventing dental decay, meaning fewer, or as in most cases, no fillings in the future.
Ideally children should have fluoride varnish applied between two and four times during a year.

For further information about fluoride please visit the following website -

www.child-smile.org.uk 

Childsmile Nurse 

Taylor qualified as a Childsmile Dental Nurse May 2020 following her Dental Nurse qualification in 2016, and also has an HNC in Oral Healthcare.

Working with children is Taylor's favorite part of her job and she loves helping children become more comfortable within the Dental Practice!