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NHS Dental Care for Children in Steyning, Sussex (Limited)

Looking for NHS dental care for your little ones in Steyning, Sussex? Look no further than Down House Dental Practice. We are offering limited NHS dental services for children.

NHS dental care for children covers a range of essential dental services to support their oral health. These services typically include:

  1. Routine Check-ups: Children are entitled to regular dental check-ups to monitor their oral health and address any concerns early.
  2. Dental Cleanings: Professional teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup, promoting healthy gums and preventing cavities.
  3. X-rays: When necessary, X-rays may be taken to diagnose dental issues that are not visible during a standard examination.
  4. Preventive Treatments: This can include applications of fluoride varnish to strengthen tooth enamel and dental sealants to protect vulnerable teeth from decay.
  5. Filling Cavities: If a child develops cavities, NHS dental care covers the cost of filling the cavities to restore the tooth’s health.
  6. Extractions: In cases where a tooth cannot be saved, extractions may be necessary, and this is typically covered by NHS dental services.
  7. Orthodontic Assessment: NHS orthodontic assessment may be provided to determine if a child requires braces or other orthodontic treatment.
  8. Emergency Dental Care: In case of dental emergencies, such as toothaches, injuries, or infections, children can receive prompt care under the NHS.

NHS dental care for children is designed to promote and maintain their oral health. While it covers essential treatments, cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening or orthodontic treatments for purely aesthetic reasons may not be fully covered and may require additional private funding. Please consult with our dentist to understand the specific treatments and coverage available under NHS dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should my child visit the dentist under NHS care?

It is recommended that children have regular dental check-ups, usually every six months, to monitor their oral health.

Are dental X-rays included in NHS care for children?

Yes, dental X-rays are included when necessary for diagnosing dental issues. Your dentist will determine if X-rays are needed.

What preventive treatments are provided under NHS dental care for children?

NHS dental care covers preventive treatments such as fluoride varnish applications and dental sealants to protect teeth from decay.

What happens if my child needs a filling?

If your child has cavities, NHS dental care covers the cost of filling the cavities to restore their oral health.

Are orthodontic treatments like braces covered by NHS dental care for children?

Orthodontic treatment may be covered by the NHS if a child has a severe orthodontic issue affecting their dental health. Get in touch with us to find out.

Do children receive dental cleanings under NHS care?

Yes, dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup are included in NHS dental care for children.

Are extractions covered by NHS dental care for children?

Yes, extractions are covered when necessary to address dental issues.

Can I change my child's NHS dentist?

Yes, you have the flexibility to change your child’s NHS dentist if you wish to do so.

Is there an age limit for children to receive NHS dental care?

Children under the age of 18, and those aged 18 and still in full-time education, are typically eligible for NHS dental care.

Why Choose Down House Dental for NHS Dental Care for Children

At Down House Dental, we understand the importance of nurturing healthy smiles in our young patients. Here’s why parents choose us for NHS dental care for children:

  1. Experienced Paediatric Team: Our dedicated team of experienced paediatric dentists specialises in caring for children’s oral health needs with patience and expertise.
  2. Child-Friendly Environment: We’ve created a welcoming and child-friendly environment to ensure that children feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visits.
  3. Preventive Focus: We emphasise preventive care to keep young smiles healthy, including fluoride applications and dental sealants.
  4. Transparent Communication: We believe in clear communication with parents, ensuring you understand the treatments and care provided to your child.
  5. Convenient Location: Located in Steyning, Sussex, our practice is easily accessible for families in the area.
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What Our Patients Say

Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris
Clare with her team provided a dental filling experience that was explained very well and performed professionally with courtesy and understanding.
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper
Dr Ali was very good with giving me advice about my tretment for a broken tooth. I would recommend him as a dentist.
Penny Greenfield
Penny Greenfield
There's always a warm welcome from all staff at Down House Dental Practice. I've been a patient for many years. My present dentist is gentle and most reassuring. I've had a few different treatments and nothing is too much trouble. After a particularly difficult session i had a call from Claire (dentist) to see how I was. Both Claire and her nurse, Catherine are professional and sympathetic and I know I'm in very safe hands. Not forgetting Tesh, the hygienist who is always so efficient and gives great advice and care. Thank you Down House Surgery, you are a great team.
Al and Pam Turner
Al and Pam Turner
Excellent work by my dentist, Ali Noori.
Very happy with this practice. Tesh is a brilliant hygienist & a lovely person
Valerie Holden
Valerie Holden
All the staff are amazingly friendly . They always make you feel at ease by explaining what is going to happen. A lovely dentist practice highly recommended
Kate Gover
Kate Gover
Clare is an excellent dentist: incredibly friendly, highly professional and very kind. I can highly recommend her.
Adrian Ridley
Adrian Ridley
Very efficient service with professional and friendly staff. They ane always brilliant with our children who are registered with this practice. They explain everything clearly and put them at ease. Highly recommend and wish we could be registered as NHS patients too! 😊
mark Trickey
mark Trickey
Why use the NHS when you can use the best. Teeth are a precious commodity and Down House Dental Practice is worth every penny. I lost a gold crown the other day. On a Sunday. Refitted within 48 hours.
Emma Cripps
Emma Cripps
Friendly professional and they allow ESA dogs in

How to Find Us in Steyning, Sussex

We are conveniently located at 📍17 Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3YB📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease.

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NHS Dental Care for Children in Steyning, Sussex