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Dentist for Children in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Expert Children's Dentistry at Priory Park Dental Practice

Are you seeking gentle, compassionate, and expert dental care for your child’s precious smile? Look no further! At Priory Park Dental Practice in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, our dedicated children’s dentistry team is here to ensure your little one’s oral health flourishes. Discover a welcoming and fun environment that puts your child’s comfort first. Book an appointment today and embark on a journey to lifelong dental wellness with us.

Why is a regular dental check-up so important for children?

Healthy Gums

Good oral health is essential. Healthy gums provide a stable foundation for implant placement.

Adequate Bone Density

Sufficient jawbone density is needed to support the implant. In cases of bone loss, bone grafting may be an option.

General Health

Your overall health plays a role. Chronic conditions like diabetes or immune disorders may require special considerations.

Commitment to Oral Hygiene

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is crucial for the long-term success of your dental implants.

Specific Tooth Replacement Needs

Dental implants can replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or even support full arches of teeth through procedures like All-on-4.

How to reduce the risk of tooth decay

Cut out or cut down the sugar content in their diet. Try to buy sugar-free, low sugar or diet products.

Limit their sugar intake to meal times only. It is a fact that the more frequently you have sugar, the more increased the risk of tooth decay is.

For low sugar snacks during the day try: – fresh fruit, crispy vegetables, natural yoghurt with added fruit, sugar-free crisps, savoury sandwiches, cheese, pizza slices and hard-boiled eggs.

Buy sugar-free medicines for children.

Chew sugar-free gum.

Have sweeteners in drinks instead of sugar.

Buy sugar-free mints instead of boiled sweets.

Drink milk, water or sugar-free squash instead of fizzy drinks and fruit juice.

Buy sugar-free ice pops or make your own ice-lollies with sugar-free squash.

Our Dental Services for Children

Routine Examinations

We offer routine examinations for children of all ages to foster a positive relationship with dental care from an early age. During their first visit, children are encouraged to sit on their parent’s lap or stand if they prefer, ensuring a comfortable experience. We aim to make each visit pleasant, often rewarding children with stickers to reinforce their confidence.

Orthodontics

At our practice, we prioritise early dental health care for children to instil lifelong habits. Orthodontic needs are addressed by specialised orthodontists, focusing on improving both the appearance and functionality of teeth. Proper alignment reduces strain on jaw joints and muscle tissue, minimising issues like headaches or clicking jaws. Moreover, straight teeth facilitate better oral hygiene, promoting overall oral health.

Some Helpful Advice: Diet and Teeth

What causes tooth decay?

The most important cause of tooth decay is sugar in the diet. Every time sugar is put in the mouth, bacteria in plaque attack the tooth surface by producing acid, which starts to dissolve the tooth. Every attack lasts for around 20 minutes until your saliva neutralises the acid. Someone with poor oral hygiene would be at more risk of having tooth decay because of the plaque and food deposits on their teeth.

Where is sugar found?

Sugar is not only found in biscuits, sweets, and cakes, it is found in a whole variety of food including some crisps, tomato ketchup, baked beans, tinned sweet corn, tinned soups, soft drinks, fizzy drinks and fruit juice (which not only contain a high sugar content but are very erosive to the teeth). Some foods, such as fruit, contain natural sugars. There is also a high sugar content found in syrup-based medicines.

But My Children Don’t Eat Sweets

Does the diet have a high sugar content?

Always check the labels, the nearer the ingredient is to the beginning of the list the greater the proportion in the food. Sometimes manufacturers use words such as ‘sucrose’, ‘glucose’, ‘fructose’ and ‘inverted sugar’. All of these words are used to describe sugar and can damage your children’s teeth.

Effective tooth brushing

Brushing our teeth is the first step to keeping them clean and preventing decay and gum problems. Always choose a nylon toothbrush which is small enough to reach the very back teeth. Your dentist or hygienist will advise whether to choose a soft or a medium textured bristle. Make sure that you change your brush every six to eight weeks and never use a hard bristled brush as this may damage your gums and teeth. When cleaning your teeth use a dry toothbrush as its effectiveness is reduced if it is wet. Brush every morning and evening using the technique in the pictures.

Why Choose Priory Park Dental Practice For Children's Dentistry?

When it comes to your child’s dental care, Priory Park Dental Practice is the trusted destination for exceptional children’s dentistry. Our experienced paediatric dental professionals specialise in children’s oral health, ensuring a gentle and compassionate approach that makes dental visits enjoyable for kids of all ages. We’ve created a warm and welcoming atmosphere designed to put your child at ease, from our friendly staff to our playful décor, ensuring that visiting the dentist is a positive experience.

We prioritise preventive care to establish a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles, offering regular check-ups, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments. Our commitment to education empowers both children and parents with knowledge about proper oral hygiene practices, including guidance on brushing, flossing, and maintaining a balanced diet. With a focus on early intervention, we conduct thorough examinations to detect and address any concerns, preventing more extensive dental problems. From routine cleanings to restorative treatments, we offer comprehensive services to meet all your child’s oral health needs. With flexible appointment scheduling and a trustworthy reputation for delivering exceptional children’s dentistry, Priory Park Dental Practice is your partner in creating smiles that last a lifetime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? We’re ready to help. Give us a call at 01480 213 999 or book your consultation now.

Your child should have their first dental check-up by their first birthday or when their first tooth appears.
You can prepare your child by talking positively about the dentist, reading books about dental visits, and practicing brushing their teeth at home.
Baby teeth are crucial for speech development, proper chewing, and guiding permanent teeth into place. Caring for them helps prevent future dental issues.
Dental sealants are thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent cavities. They are often recommended for children to safeguard their teeth.
You can help by choosing a child-friendly dentist, explaining the visit positively, and accompanying your child during the appointment.
Thumb-sucking is common in young children. If it persists beyond age 3 or starts to affect tooth development, consult a dentist for guidance.
Signs include severe toothache, knocked-out teeth, broken jaw, or any mouth injury that causes bleeding or pain. Seek immediate dental care.
Once your child can spit out toothpaste (usually around age 3), you can start using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste for brushing.
Good oral hygiene practices, a balanced diet, regular dental check-ups, and dental sealants are effective ways to prevent cavities.
Children should visit the dentist for check-ups and cleanings every six months, or as recommended by their dentist.
Common dental issues that affect children include cavities, tooth decay, thumb-sucking habits, and misaligned teeth.
Orthodontic evaluation is typically recommended around age 7 to assess tooth alignment and identify potential issues.
You can encourage good habits by making brushing and flossing fun, setting a routine, and being a positive role model.
Dental X-rays are safe and necessary for diagnosing dental issues. The frequency depends on your child's individual needs and risk factors.
Children usually start losing their baby teeth around age 6 and continue until age 12 or 13 when all permanent teeth have come in.
Regular brushing and flossing, avoiding certain foods, and following orthodontist recommendations are essential for oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.
Early treatment can correct bite issues, prevent future problems, and reduce the need for more extensive orthodontic work in the future.
Dental sedation for children is generally safe when administered by a trained professional. It is used to help children relax during dental procedures.
A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, dairy, and lean protein supports healthy teeth and gums, while sugary snacks and drinks can lead to cavities.