House of Dental Kids
It is important that young patients have a positive experience at the dentist. We all want our children to grow up trusting their dentist and having a confident approach to their dental hygiene.
House of Dental kids experience
From their very first visit to House of Dental, in Hove, your child will be made to feel special. Our dentist will talk to them and make sure they are comfortable in the big dentist’s chair. We’ll even ask what they would like to watch on the television – whether that is something on CBeebies or their favourite football team in action. We want them to enjoy coming to see us, so we can build a long and healthy relationship.Get in touch
Oral care for kids
Oral care is important from birth, and the health plan we put in place at a young age will stand your child in good stead for the rest of their lives. They will be encouraged to take care of their teeth because prevention is better than cure.
As they get older, they may need more than a check-up and we will fully discuss the options with you and make sure your child is as relaxed as possible so they can leave our practice with their best smile.
“Took my 2 sons to see Eamon today. Very professional and great manner with them. They had a clean and polish and have brushed their teeth 3 times tonight to keep them clean! Will visit regularly, thanks!”
— Saba Dehdashti, Google Review
When should I bring my child for their first appointment?
It is recommended that they have their first visit within six months of getting their first baby tooth.
Can painkillers be used to treat a child’s teeth?
In general, the same measures are applied as for adults – local anaesthesia. If necessary, it is possible for children’s dental treatments to be conducted under anaesthesia.
Do baby teeth really matter?
Yes! As adult teeth grow slowly, most children will still have at least some of their baby teeth as they reach their teenage years so it’s important to educate them on good oral hygiene.
How to help children brush their teeth properly
Guide your child’s hand so they can feel the correct movement.
Use a mirror so that your child can see exactly where the brush is cleaning their teeth.
Make the experience as fun as possible by using an egg timer for the recommended two minutes.
Don’t let children run around with a toothbrush in their mouth, as they may have accidents or hurt themselves.
How often should my child see the dentist?
It is recommended that your child visits the dentist every six months.
How much should I pay the tooth fairy?
This is always a tricky question as there is no published minimum wage. Rates vary and we recommend the utmost discretion when allocating budget. Your House of Dental dentist will be available to discuss this with you at your next appointment.