At Oriel Villas Dental Surgery we are passionate supporters of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry ‘Dental Check by One’ campaign. All parents and guardians are encouraged to bring children for a dental check-up as soon as their first teeth come through, and before their first birthday.
Our staff are well trained in communicating with our younger patients with many of them being parents themselves. Focus is upon monitoring children’s dental growth and development, in addition to encouraging good dental habits and a positive attitude to oral care from an early age. We have strong links with local specialist orthodontists, to whom we can refer children for consultation if required.
We take a comprehensive approach to preventative care, and routinely offer Fluoride therapy and where appropriate fissure sealants.
This involves applying a fluoride varnish to the teeth either topically on a periodic basis to reduce risk of decay. Children are asked to avoid eating and drinking for a short time after varnish application.
This simple procedure involves applying a protective layer onto the chewing surface of the tooth to seal pits and grooves, which helps to prevent dental decay. Cooperation allowing, this treatment is ideally provided as soon as possible after tooth eruption before the surface can stain.