We know how important it is for you to find a dental practice that’s right for your whole family including your children. We strive to provide a positive experience for everyone who visits us, especially children. Many of us in the Glen Dental team have children – principal dentists, Lina and Shrikesh Kotecha, have two young daughters – and we love seeing our younger patients and helping them on the road to a lifetime of good oral health.
At Glen Dental in Leicester we do not believe in forcing children to do anything that they don’t want to do and we always aim to keep any treatment pain-free and pleasant.
There is no reason to be afraid of going to the dentist but all too often we meet people who have had a bad experience in childhood and this affects them for the rest of their lives.
We always make sure that we listen to their concerns and where possible include them in the decision making. A good dental experience as a child will allow for a long lasting and positive approach to dental care.
We can help you teach your children about how important it is to clean their teeth properly, as well as showing them what they need to do. We can talk to them about healthy eating, and also identify any potential problems, such as alignment issues, as soon as they become visible.
As dental professionals we firmly believe in preventive dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age. Regular check-ups from a young age will ensure children don’t suffer from untreated dental decay with devastating effects to their growing dentition.
Studies have shown that the younger your child is when attending their first dental appointment, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and to grow up unafraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel safe and cared for.
Treating a child from a young age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most dental problems, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved.
Prevention is always better than cure, so call the reception team at Glen Dental on 0116 2593386 today to make an appointment for your child.
The risk of developing tooth decay (caries) increases as the amount and frequency of sugar consumption rises.
Keeping teeth clean by regular brushing helps prevent decay. After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste. We advise our patients not to rinse the mouth immediately after brushing, as it will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, thus diluting it and reducing its preventative effects.
Children’s brushing should be supervised until the age of seven. Ask your Leicester dentist for more advice.
Use disclosing tablets to identify plaque: Disclosing tablets can be a great fun way to show children any areas that they may be missing during toothbrushing. Ask your Leicester Dentist for more advice.
All children up to three years old should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of at least 1000ppm, both morning and night. From three to six years old, their toothpaste should contain more than 1000ppm. For children six years and above, the recommended amount is between 1350ppm-1500ppm.
We can advise you on how often you should visit and keep your appointments, if oral health problems are spotted early, then they can often be dealt with much easier. Your Leicester dentist can answer any questions you have about the best way to look after your child’s teeth.
Pure fruit juices can be a healthy choice, but the natural sugars these contain can still damage teeth. If you are offering fruit juice to a child, drink it with a meal and only in a small glass (up to 150ml).
"Kind and friendly staff, excellent treatment especially as I am very scared of coming to the dentist. I would always recommend Shrik and his team to my friends and family."
BW, Wigston Magna
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.