At Gentle Dental Care in Croydon we are strongly committed to providing a great service to our younger patients, showing them how best to care for their teeth so they can enjoy a confident smile for life.

Your children’s teeth are just as susceptible to decay and other problems as adults’ teeth and so we encourage them to get into good dental habits from an early age, with their very first teeth. Regular check-up examinations are a vital part of this – they enable us to keep a close eye on your child’s teeth so we can spot any potential issues early on. This is the basis of true, primary prevention.

Because children are susceptible to tooth decay during their check ups we can put a fluoride varnish on the surfaces of the teeth, making them more resilient to the acid attacks that cause tooth decay.

In addition we also provide fissure sealants, which are protective plastic coatings that are applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. These form a hard shield that helps keep food and bacteria from causing decay.

We’re so passionate about ensuring your child’s teeth are looked after from an early age that we hold regular Children’s fun days. Look out for details in our practice or ask at reception the next time you visit.