NHS dental care for children covers a range of essential dental services to support their oral health. These services typically include:
- Routine Check-ups: Children are entitled to regular dental check-ups to monitor their oral health and address any concerns early.
- Dental Cleanings: Professional teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup, promoting healthy gums and preventing cavities.
- X-rays: When necessary, X-rays may be taken to diagnose dental issues that are not visible during a standard examination.
- Preventive Treatments: This can include applications of fluoride varnish to strengthen tooth enamel and dental sealants to protect vulnerable teeth from decay.
- Filling Cavities: If a child develops cavities, NHS dental care covers the cost of filling the cavities to restore the tooth’s health.
- Extractions: In cases where a tooth cannot be saved, extractions may be necessary, and this is typically covered by NHS dental services.
- Orthodontic Assessment: NHS orthodontic assessment may be provided to determine if a child requires braces or other orthodontic treatment.
- 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
It is recommended that children have regular dental check-ups, usually every six months, to monitor their oral health.
Yes, dental X-rays are included when necessary for diagnosing dental issues. Your dentist will determine if X-rays are needed.
NHS dental care covers preventive treatments such as fluoride varnish applications and dental sealants to protect teeth from decay.
If your child has cavities, NHS dental care covers the cost of filling the cavities to restore their oral health.
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.
Yes, dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup are included in NHS dental care for children.
Yes, extractions are covered when necessary to address dental issues.
Yes, you have the flexibility to change your child’s NHS dentist if you wish to do so.
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:
- Experienced Paediatric Team: Our dedicated team of experienced paediatric dentists specialises in caring for children’s oral health needs with patience and expertise.
- 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.
- Preventive Focus: We emphasise preventive care to keep young smiles healthy, including fluoride applications and dental sealants.
- Transparent Communication: We believe in clear communication with parents, ensuring you understand the treatments and care provided to your child.
- Convenient Location: Located in Steyning, Sussex, our practice is easily accessible for families in the area.