Paediatric Dentistry

Your Child’s Teeth

Caring for your child’s teeth is vital, and we provide dental care for your whole family.

When babies are around 6-8 months old, the two bottom front teeth are usually the first to emerge. Next are the upper four front teeth, followed by the remaining teeth until all 20 have appeared by the time your child is 2 ½ years old.

It’s important to help your child maintain good hygiene, and a healthy diet as the baby teeth hold space for permanent teeth and are crucial for biting, chewing, speech and appearance.

First Dental Visit r

Your child has decades of dental visits ahead, and we want to ensure your little one has a good relationship with the dentist from the start. The age for your child’s first visit is shortly after their second birthday but can be younger if you have any concerns.

The first appointment is brief and may involve an examination of the teeth and gums. During the visit, we may clean the teeth and apply fluoride to protect against any tooth decay.

Permanent Teeth

Permanent teeth begin to appear between age 5 and 6 and will replace some baby teeth.


Your child may have crooked or out-of-place teeth, approximately one-third of 12-year-olds in the UK benefiting from some degree of orthodontic treatment.

If orthodontic treatment is recommended for your child, the dentist will discuss their assessment with you further. Our dentists can provide a preliminary assessment, and you can be referred to see an orthodontist, if necessary.

Good Oral Health For Life!

When your child adopts good oral hygiene practices at a young age and gets into the habit of visiting the dentist on a regular basis, your child will be more likely to continue these activities into adulthood and therefore enjoy healthier teeth and gums for life.

If you would like to make an appointment for your child, contact us today. Our gentle and caring style will help your little one feel at ease.

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COVID-19 Update

Worthing Road Dental Practice is open. However, we may prioritise the vulnerable or those with the most urgent need. Get in touch with the practice if you need any advice.

There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At WRDP we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.

If you are worried about your attendance, please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment till a later date.

We continue to recommend that patients in the high-risk category delay non-essential treatment until further guidance has been given by the relevant authorities.

Before you arrive:

According to NHS England Standard Operating Procedures, all patients now have to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening form before arriving for every appointment. We will also ask you to update your medical history, personal details, complete an oral health survey, etc. Therefore, we will email or text you a link, where you can complete all the forms. No need to print or sent anything back to us, it is all electronically uploaded.

You must wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional.

We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines.

As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.

The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.

Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Worthing Road Dental Practice Team

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