Children’s Dentistry

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Set your child up with
a confident smile for life

Many of our older patients say they wished they had looked after their teeth better when they were younger. Don’t let your children make the same mistake – you have the ability to give them the best start in life. Shockingly, a quarter of five-year-olds in England have tooth decay, with an average of three or four teeth affected per child. What’s especially sad is that all of these cases could have been preventable. By implementing good oral hygiene, restricting excessive sugar and attending regular dental appointments, you can set your child up with healthy teeth and gums for life.

Hear from our Customers

  • review rating 5  I loved my entire experience with Gentle Dental Care! The staff are all so friendly and accommodating and always willing to help wherever they can! I’m also super happy with my results! I highly recommend Dr Avi and the team!

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    review rating 5  Earlier this year, in March 2018 I went to Kam at Gentle Dental Care, very very much in pain. I had to have two back teeth extracted. I opted for sedation when having the teeth taken out. I chose to have these replaced with Implants once the extraction had healed. During this time I also had a crown put on another tooth. As a very nervous patient, I can honestly say from start to finish the whole process has been a breeze. I attended 5 visits in total and was sedated twice, once for the extraction and once for the initial implant procedure. Kam definitely lives up to his name of the most gentle dentist in Croydon and I can tell how much he cares about his patients and doing the very best for them. The whole team at the surgery are lovely, put me at ease and reassured me every step of the way. It has been painless in every sense of the word. A couple of weeks ago, I went for the last process of having the implant crowns fitted and they look amazing and I could not be happier. 😃 Thank you so much Kam and all your team. Pauline Lee

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  • review rating 5  Great dentist, very professional and helpful. Dr Avi and various employees always make my experience here very pleasant.

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    review rating 5  All West Wickham Dental Practice staff from receptionist to dentist are very polite, professional and friendly. They are very caring and always make sure to provide you with the high quality dental work. Outstanding service! Highly recommended.

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  • review rating 5  This dental practice has had a transformation since I visited a year ago for my regular check up and hygiene. The practice environment has had remodelling done making it look sleek and welcoming. Dr Anhaar continues to be the dentist there and as is always the case, her attention to detail is meticulous. I have had varied courses of treatments that started with a crown and a root canal to regular hygiene visits, and now my family and I continue to receive the care from her team. Hope you go from strength to strength and thank you for looking after our teeth.

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    review rating 5  I am a VERY nervous patient due to bad experiences at dentists in the past. All the staff have been so friendly, helpful and reassuring, putting me at ease. I will have no problem returning for regular checkups as my confidence has been reinstalled. Thank you so much!!!

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  • review rating 4  I do not write reviews for the sake of it! But I've got to say that I received more info on dental care in that one half hour sitting, than at any other time in my life. The dentist was so passionate about her advice on preventative care; and a very holistic approach. The staff and general environment were very welcoming and comfortable throughout. The actual treatment was also of a high standard. Thanks guys!

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    review rating 5  I visited to have two teeth extractions a few weeks ago and was so frightened. I saw Dr Shivani and she was very calming and extremely professional at all times, I can honestly say one of the best practitioners in oral health I've been seen by. I would highly recommend this Dental surgery to anyone wanting highly professional, PAIN FREE - excellent experience. Thank you so much x Leigh Shilton.

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  • review rating 5  A big thank you to all at Gentle Dental for the work and support they provided over the last 12 months. Kam, Shivani, Daniela, Nina all were great to deal with.

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    review rating 5  Really kind and friendly dentist, highly recommend!

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At Gentle Dental Care you can book your child in for free! Contact us to arrange your consultation.

What dental services do we offer for children?

We offer all the regular dental services we offer for adults, but in a child-friendly environment. This means that we can provide:

We carry out treatments following a thorough consultation and examination. We will provide your child’s regular dental examinations to keep their teeth healthy throughout their childhood – these will usually take place every six months, but we will provide tailored advice depending on what your child needs.

We will always apply fluoride varnish at children’s appointments, which studies show substantially reduces dental decay.

Dental treatments in a child-friendly environment

We want to make sure that children don’t build up a negative association with going to the dentist, welcoming them into a friendly environment.

These are some of the ways we can make your child’s dental appointment a pain-free experience:

  • Patient, gentle dental care. Our dentists are highly trained and used to working with children. We make sure we don’t cause any pain or discomfort – gentle dentistry is our specialism.
  • Ceiling televisions. Many of our younger patients actually enjoy coming to the dentist! That’s because our surgeries are fitted with ceiling TVs, so it’s a chance to catch up on their favourite shows.
  • Sedation. If your child is already nervous we can discuss the option of sedation. This can help them to relax and to overcome a fear of the dentist if this is something they have already developed.

‘Kids Days’ –
Our Children’s Dental Services

We have a fantastic reputation in the community for promoting children’s health. We hold a ‘Kids’ Day’ twice a year, which involves dentists dressing up as superheroes and cartoon characters. On the day, there will be face painters, clowns and a lot of effort is made to ensure it’s a very positive experience for the children. It’s a great way to help children associate the dentist with positive experiences, so if you have a nervous younger patient we’d love you to bring them along.

The importance of children’s dentistry

Children are our future and we must give them the very best start in life. The team at Gentle Dental Care strongly believe that prevention is better than cure and this is why we make every effort to ensure children don’t have dental problems early in life. This then translates into adulthood and it’s our aim that our patients keep healthy teeth for life.

Studies show that adults who have had regular examinations and have had good dietary habits early in life will adopt good habits later in life, meaning healthier teeth and gums.

Contact the team at Gentle Dental Care to discuss children’s dentistry further. Our patient, gentle dental team will make your child’s experience of visiting the dentist as calm as can be. Book in for a consultation and let’s see how we can be of assistance.

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With dental practices in Croydon and Bromley and a team of expert clinicians, we have the expertise to ensure that your visit to the dentist is one that you will enjoy.

Gentle Dental Care – it is who we are, and what we do