All children are welcome to the Kempston Dental Practice with a parent or a legal guardian and can be seen under the NHS until they reach the age of 18.
Kempston Dental Practice is a long-standing reputable family dental practice. We look after generations of the same family which is based around family dental care.
Childhood has been identified as the most important period in a person’s dental life. Children should visit the dentist regularly, on average once every 6 months. Here at Kempston Dental Practice, we aim to prevent dental disease rather than treat it at a later date.
Children can be seen under the NHS by Dr. Uma Madhav, Dr. Andrew Richardson, Dr. Suraj Malde and Dr. Alison Brokenshire.
At Kempston Dental Practice we work to a philosophy based upon three principles to help develop a child’s positive attitude towards dental health:
- Prevention – we advise on a continuing program of instruction in dental health tailored to the patient’s age.
- Encouragement – we encourage patients to readily assume greater responsibility for their own dental health as they grow older.
- Expertise – we employ the highest standard of clinical excellence.
If your child is nervous about going to the dentist, regular visits are essential in helping your child get used to the surroundings, noises and smells. If your child develops a good relationship with their dentist, it is much easier for the child if treatment does become necessary later on.
Your dentist will give you advice on diet and how to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride applications and fissure sealants (tooth-colored sealants) are applied to biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay if necessary.
As your child gets older, he/she may need to undergo teeth straightening (orthodontics) this is done in varying styles and at varying ages. We will keep you informed at each dental examination and if we are concerned about the development of your child’s teeth then we will refer your son or daughter to an Orthodontist.
Family appointments are encouraged especially at the beginning.
It is important to encourage your children to visit the dentist from an early age. This enables them to get used to visiting so that as an adult they have not built up any negative feelings towards dental visits.
What can our team do for your little ones?
Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your child’s growing teeth from developing decay. Fluoride is painted onto the surface of the teeth, helping to mineralise them.
Tooth-coloured fissure sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay.
Treating your child from a young age also allows us to spot early signs of misaligned teeth developing. As with most dental problems, the sooner you can start to treat these, the quicker they can be resolved.
Prevention is always better than cure, so call the practice today to make an appointment for your child.
All children are welcome to the Kempston Dental Practice with a parent or a legal guardian and can be seen under the NHS until they reach the age of 18 or privately from any age.