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The Dental Clinic Radlett

Children's Dentistry in Radlett, Hertfordshire

Wondering how to ensure your child's dental health and set them on the path to a lifetime of smiles? Discover expert children's dentistry in Hertfordshire at The Dental Clinic Radlett.

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Children Dentistry Hertfordshire - The Dental Clinic Radlett

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At The Dental Clinic Radlett, we understand the importance of providing exceptional dental care for children of all ages. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your child’s dental experience is both positive and educational, setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.

Children Dentistry Hertfordshire - The Dental Clinic Radlett

Routine Examinations

We offer routine examinations specifically tailored for children, and here’s why it matters:

  • Building Confidence: Starting dental visits at a young age helps children become familiar with the dental environment, establishing a confident and trusting relationship with our dentists. We understand that some children may feel apprehensive during their first visit, and we always respect their comfort. They can sit on their parent’s lap or stand while we gently examine their teeth. Sometimes, a sticker is the perfect reward for their bravery, making each visit a positive experience.
  • Early Education: We believe in instilling the importance of good dental health from a young age. Our team provides guidance on diet and proper brushing techniques during each check-up, helping children develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
  • Orthodontic Referrals: If your child requires orthodontic treatment, we have you covered. We’ll refer your child to a specialist orthodontist who specializes in straightening and aligning teeth. Properly aligned teeth not only enhance appearance but also improve functionality, reducing strain on jaw joints and muscles.
  • Regular Check-ups: We recommend NHS check-up appointments twice a year for children under 18. These regular visits allow us to:
    1. Seal your child’s first adult molars, protecting them from decay.
    2. Provide dietary guidance.
    3. Detect and treat decay at its earliest stage.
    4. Monitor the emergence of new teeth and offer advice on orthodontic treatment, if necessary.
    5. Reduce dental anxiety by introducing children to routine check-ups at a young age.

Helpful Information for Children

For additional dental care tips, games, and fun facts, explore these child-friendly websites:

Diet and Dental Health

Understanding the impact of diet on dental health is crucial. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Sugar and Tooth Decay: Sugar is a primary cause of tooth decay. Bacteria in plaque produce acid when exposed to sugar, leading to tooth erosion. Regular cleaning can help neutralize this acid.
  • Hidden Sugars: Sugar is not only in sweets but also in various foods and drinks, including fruit juices and some snacks. Even natural sugars found in fruit can affect teeth.
  • Reducing the Risk: To reduce the risk of tooth decay:
    1. Limit sugar intake.
    2. Choose sugar-free or low-sugar products.
    3. Consume sugary treats during meal times.
    4. Opt for sugar-free alternatives in tea, coffee, and mints.
    5. Encourage low-sugar snacks like fresh fruit, vegetables, and dairy products.

Good Tooth Brushing Habits

Proper tooth brushing is essential for maintaining oral health:

  • Choose a small, nylon toothbrush.
  • Replace your brush every six to eight weeks.
  • Avoid hard-bristled brushes.
  • Brush morning and evening using a dry toothbrush.
  • Follow the recommended brushing technique for optimal results.

At Dental Clinic Radlett, we are dedicated to nurturing your child’s oral health journey with a combination of expertise, compassion, and education. We’re here to ensure that every visit is a positive step towards a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Opening Hours

  • Monday | 08.30 – 19.30
  • Tuesday | 08.30 – 17.30
  • Wednesday | 08.30 – 17.30
  • Thursday | 08.30 – 17.30
  • Friday | 08.30 – 14.00
  • Saturday | Closed
  • Sunday | Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should my child start visiting the dentist?

It’s a good idea to schedule your child’s first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth erupts, typically around six months of age. Starting early helps your child become familiar with the dental environment, making future visits more comfortable.

What if my child is nervous about their first dental visit?

We understand that some children may feel anxious during their first visit. Rest assured, we will never force a child to sit alone in the chair if they’re uncomfortable. They can sit on their parent’s lap or stand, and we aim to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Sometimes, we even offer stickers as rewards for their bravery.

When should my child see an orthodontist?

If your child requires orthodontic treatment, we will make a referral to a specialist orthodontist. The ideal time for an orthodontic assessment is typically around the age of 7, but it can vary based on individual needs. Early evaluation can help address alignment issues before they become more complex.

How often should my child have a dental check-up?

We recommend NHS check-up appointments twice a year for children under 18. These regular visits help us monitor their dental development, provide guidance on diet and brushing, and detect and treat any dental issues early on.

Why are regular dental check-ups important for children?

Regular dental check-ups are vital because:

  • They allow us to seal your child’s first adult molars, protecting them from decay.
  • We offer guidance on diet and oral hygiene, helping establish healthy habits.
  • Early detection of dental issues leads to easier and less invasive treatment.
  • We monitor the position of emerging teeth and provide orthodontic advice if necessary.
  • Regular visits reduce dental anxiety in children by making check-ups a routine part of their lives.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Barry Shaw
Barry Shaw
The best care ever here if you are nervous don't be you couldn't be in better hands my wife Sally is extremely nervous and Simon always manages to calm her so she can get the care she needs we have been seeing Simon for many years if he ever moves we will have to as well thank you so much Simon Lilly and everyone else at The Dental Clinic
Natasha Brookner
Natasha Brookner
Dr Simon Assor is a sheer genius. Empathetic, Professional and a superb dentist. Wouldn’t got anywhere else.
Kevin O'Reilly
Kevin O'Reilly
Really pleased with the standard of care and professionalism. Maya explained everything throughout. Highly recommend.
Alda Lipe
Alda Lipe
Excellent service at dental clinic Radlett .Maya removed my daughter’s molar tooth and she made her feel safe and secure .The receptionist is always helpful too. I wouldn’t be happier about their service.
Haeima Khanam
Haeima Khanam
Excellent Service, Simon is the best dentist and he really makes the children feel at ease and happy to visit the dentist.
Not far In the past
Not far In the past
After an accident on my bike, I cracked my 3 front teeth. After 2 visits, you would never know I had anything wrong. Maya was extremely caring and thorough and did an excellent job. I am absolutely delighted with the result and the excellent service of the dental clinic.
Bobbie Williams
Bobbie Williams
Maya is amazing. So good with children my son was so calm and even smiling while she took his bad tooth out. Highly recommend
Justin D
Justin D
Best dentists and hygienists run by great team and professionals highly recommend
Mel Hancock
Mel Hancock
I saw Maya to get composite bonding done and I couldn’t be happier! She explained the treatment step by step and felt at ease the whole time - would highly recommend 😊
Nacho Arance
Nacho Arance
First time going to the dentist after years. Had a checkout, was quite scared but I had Maya as my dentist and all my fears went away quickly. She is so attentive, make so many questions and give me great advice to take care of my dental hygiene from now on. Great visit with a wholesome dentist.

How to Find Us in Hertfordshire

We are conveniently located at 📍359 Watling Street, Radlett, Hertfordshire WD7 7LB📍You can access our expert dental services by car or public transportation with ease.