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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

Based on 62 reviews
Lucy MacDonald
Lucy MacDonald
Highly recommended this Practice. They are great with my kids and have been looking after us as a family for almost 10 years now. Had my first hygienist appointment yesterday and I was very impressed. Professional, kind and flexible Practice with great staff.
whp Jesse
whp Jesse
The dentist and dental nurse were very helpful, friendly and efficient.
Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant
I can't speak highly enough of Down House dental practice. The whole staff is excellent and I have had brilliant treatment there.
Pete Evans
Pete Evans
Had nothing but positive experiences. Learned more about dental hygiene here than any of the previous practises I've been to.
Katie Mason
Katie Mason
This review is for Tesh the hygenist. I honestly can't recommend Tesh more highly. He is incredibly thorough and clearly knows what he's doing. Tesh is so good I have upped the amount of times I see him to every four months rather than every six. He keeps detailed notes of every visit so he can carefully track how I'm doing and help me target specific areas of concern. As I am getting older keeping my gums healthy becomes more important as I really want to keep as many teeth as possible in old age! Tesh is always upbeat, very encouraging and also keen to know how I and my family are doing.
Steve Handerer
Steve Handerer
Good dentist, well organised. Dental plan helps with cost.
Nigel Abbott
Nigel Abbott
Needed an emergency appointment, ,managed to get me seen and sorted within 2hrs, excellent service, very professional staff, fees very reasonable, all in all a pleasant experience under the circumstances
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.

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