Childsmile Approved Dentist
Childsmile Approved Dentist | Glasgow
As a Childsmile Practice, Mitchell Dental Care promotes good oral health from as early as Birth. We offer this service to surrounding areas starting with Rutherglen but with clients travelling to our practice from Cambuslang, Burnside, Toryglen and even East Kilbride.
Parents of newborn kids who are assessed to be at risk of developing tooth decay can often be referred to the programme by their Health Visitor. However, EVERY child, regardless of oral health, is appropriately assessed hence why we are an approved Childsmile Dental Practice.
As your child gets older, the whole Mitchell Dental Care Team will provide and offer additional preventive care, such as:
Fluoride Varnish: This is a 'concentrated' form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth's surface by your dentist or dental hygienist. Research has shown that this is highly effective at reducing tooth decay if applied at least two times a year. The varnish is a gel that sets fairly rapidly when applied. The 'golden' colour wears off after a few days. To keep children happy, it has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell.
Fissure Sealants: These are plastic coatings that can be painted onto the back teeth. This sealant forms a protective layer that, generally, keeps food and especially bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth - hopefully preventing decay. The process is quick and easy and only takes a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is then fully cleaned, prepared with a unique solution, and dried. The sealant would then be applied and allowed to set hard – this is usually done by shining a 'blue' light onto it.
We'll pull together some more info in another post that will give you advice through all the stages such as Birth to 3 years, 3 to 5 years and oral health for 5 to 12-year-olds. We'll keep you 'posted' literally : )