Children's Dentistry

Dentistry for kids

Their first smile. It’s a special moment. And we want to make sure every smile is as special as their first.

Soon you’ve gone from first smile, to first tooth, to first trip to the dentist. This is where Colosseum comes in. 

It’s really important that babies are seen by the dentist, at the latest by the age of 1. Whilst you think that no teeth means they don’t have to go, it’s really important to visit the dentist to get oral hygiene and dietary advice which will help to your baby’s teeth healthy as they start to come through.  

We understand it can be intimidating, especially if you feel nervous visiting the dentist yourself. Starting to make regular visits from a young age lets your child know there’s nothing to worry about. 

We focus on making it a relaxing experience for you both. Your dentist will get your child used to their practice, sitting in the dentist’s chair and opening wide for a quick examination. We believe that getting to know their dentist is the first step to success with their life long oral health journey. 

We’ll speak to you about the best ways to care for your child’s teeth. From brushing their teeth twice a day, to a balanced diet (not too many sweets!) and regular check-ups, our dentists will speak to you about the best ways to care for your children’s teeth.

Starting out with regular check-ups is a great way to make sure your children see trips to the dentist as routine and part of caring for their smile throughout their lives. It ensures that any small problems can be caught before they become bigger problems. 

We also offer preventative treatments, such as fluoride varnish. This is offered every six months to children from 3 to 17 years old. The dentist will discuss these with you at the appointment. 

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The hygienist that works here on Wednesdays is awesome! :)
Lukas N - Beckton Dental Clinic

Frequently asked questions

Is my child’s visit to the dentist covered by the NHS?
NHS dental care for children is free and offered by most of our Practices.
How do we deal with nervous children scared of visiting the dentist?
No one wants to be scared or worried about going to the dentist, but we know that many people are. And many parents worry about passing their own fears on to their children.
 
Early trips are as much about getting to know the dentist and what happens there, as they are about checking their teeth.
 
Be positive about the trip beforehand. You might also want to read a book together where their favourite characters visit the dentist. Your child might want to bring a favourite toy with them to ‘show’ them what happens at the dentist. All of these are a good way to support your child with their first few trips and can help to make sure that your child sees visiting the dentist as a regular part of their life.
How often should I bring my child to the dentist?
Your dentist can advise you as to how often you should bring your child for a check-up. Depending on their dental health this can be from every 3 months to once a year.
What can I do between visits to keep my child’s teeth healthy?
As soon as your child gets their first tooth, you should be brushing their teeth twice a day.
 
As they grow older this is something they can do themselves. It is recommended that children should brush their teeth for 2 minutes. You can use an egg timer (children love turning it over!) or there are apps for your smartphone you can use to time brushing and entertain them while they’re doing it.
 
Eating a healthy diet for teeth, and keeping sugar and sweets to a minimum, helps to fight against tooth decay.
What age do you take your child to the dentist?
It’s really important that babies are seen by the dentist, at the latest by the age of 1.  Whilst you think that no teeth means they don’t have to go, it’s really important to visit the dentist to get oral hygiene and dietary advice which will help to keep your baby’s teeth healthy as they start to come through.

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