A Visit to the Dentist should be Fun!
Check Ups for Primary School Children are Free (for patients of Ratoath Dental Centre)
We believe that prevention is better than cure and our routine care is focused on dietary advice and oral hygiene instruction. We try to make friends with the child before we get involved with active treatment. For this reason we like to see children at about three years of age and introduce them to all of us. This helps eliminate any nervousness before it happens. Then, if treatment is needed at any stage it is neither a problem for the child, or the dentist !
All children should brush their teeth and gums (not just the teeth) before school and again before they go to bed. Dietary advice and brushing instruction using plaque disclosing tablets can bring about important improvements in the children’s understanding of their oral health.
We especially recommend fissure sealants for children as it helps protect the teeth. A sealant is a protective plastic coating which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
Generally we use white fillings to restore baby teeth. However, in certain cases we may have to use stainless steel crowns or amalgam fillings to preserve a baby tooth for the longer term.
Ratoath Dental & Implant Centre
The Well Road,
Tel: 01 8256983