At Shine, we are passionate about educating families to ensure they all have strong healthy teeth. We advise regular appointments so we can monitor development of teeth and encourage good habits.
Children under 12 will not be charged for their exam appointments providing there is a parent or guardian regularly attending at the Clinic.
During child examinations we spend time to ensure your child feels at ease in the dental chair. Their examination will include charting and screening of the teeth and gums. The dentist will also monitor your child’s development to ensure any issues are detected early and can be dealt with efficiently.
Our aim is that your child will not require any dental treatment. However if they do, we will make it as non-invasive as possible and we charge at a reduced rate for any children’s treatment.
Dental decay is still a concern with children and a recent study revealed 27% of five years olds in England have cavities. The Department of Health have released guidelines advising us that all children between the ages of 3 years till they reach young adulthood should have a high fluoride gel applied to all their teeth twice a year by their dental professional. If a child is considered high risk of decay the frequency of fluoride applications will be increased. Please see excerpt from Department of Health