children’s dentistry

Caring for your child’s dental health

Compassionate Children’s Dentistry with Ascent Dental Care

Preventive dental care starts from an early age. Here at Ascent Dental Care, we believe that developing a child’s positive attitude towards dental health from an early age is essential if we are to help keep the next generation of smiles smiling!

As a family-friendly group of dental practices, we love helping children start their journey to good oral health. From babies and toddler coming for their first check-ups to helping with hygiene for older children and teeth straightening for our teenagers – we’re here to support your child in maintaining a smile they can feel confident about for the rest of their lives.

Help! My child doesn’t like visiting the dentist!’

It’s not uncommon for our younger patients to be reluctant to have their teeth examined, especially while their milk teeth are coming through. However, no matter their age (or number of teeth), our experienced team strive to provide an empathic and patient approach to children’s dentistry so that your child’s trips to the dentist are both educational and fun at the same time, while yours is relaxed and stress-free!

Fluoride Applications

Acting as an important mineral for the teeth, fluoride applications help to sustain your child’s tooth enamel, serving as a protective layer over the tooth. Through a painless and quick procedure, this treatment is a safe and effective way to safeguard your child’s teeth!

Prevent damage and decay to your child’s teeth with Fluoride Applications at Ascent Dental Care – book a consultation today!

Fissure Sealants

Tooth coloured and applied to biting surfaces, sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your child’s teeth from decay. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Sealants are often applied as soon as the permanent teeth start to come through. This is usually between 6 and 7 years of age. The rest are usually sealed as soon as they appear, which can be any time between 11 and 14 years of age.

The process is usually quick and straightforward, taking only a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The liquid sealant is then applied and allowed hardened usually by shining an ultraviolet light onto it. Your child will not feel any pain throughout the treatment.

Sealants usually last for many years, but your dentist will want to check them regularly to make sure that the seal is still intact. They can wear over time, and sometimes the dentist needs to add or replace some sealant to ensure that no decay can start underneath them.

Consult with an Ascent Dental professional about your child’s oral health – book an appointment today!

Child and Teen Orthodontics

Interceptive orthodontics for children aged 7-10 years. We offer a range of comfortable brace systems that ensure your child’s dental wellbeing for years to come.

As a rule of thumb, most children will be fitted with traditional fixed braces as these offer the best tried and tested results in terms of appearance and compliance. However, for young people, we are able to use many of our adult braces systems, such as:

Early orthodontics with Ascent Dental Care:

  • Is a proactive approach meaning your child enters young adulthood with confidence
  • Improves self-esteem for your children
  • Is an early approach means improved chances of long-term success
  • Reduces risk of dental decay as we align teeth and make them easier to clean
  • Improves cosmetic appearance
  • Improves oral hygiene
  • Reduces the need for more complex reparative treatment in later life

Book your child’s FREE Straighter Smiles consultation today with the friendly team at Ascent Dental Care!

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