Back to school – checking over your child’s teeth before term begins

The summer holidays will soon be at an end and if your child is aged between 4 – 16, they will be heading back to primary or secondary school. It’s easy for your child’s dental health and hygiene routine to become disrupted over the holiday periods, so a check-up is a good idea before term starts again.


Why are regular check-ups important?

When your children are young and even growing into adulthood, it is essential that they instil good dental habits into their every day lives. This will ensure that they take their dental health and hygiene seriously for life. Regular check-ups with your dentist here at Cliftonville will include checking your child’s teeth for cavities and other abnormalities and will be opportunity to voice any concerns you may have about your child’s teeth.

The dental hygienist can advise on brushing techniques and how often to visit us. As your child grows up, the need to visit as frequently will diminish if their dental hygiene routine is sound.

We can also address orthodontic issues at Cliftonville. If you are anxious that your child may have structural abnormalities, please let us know and we can arrange an appointment with an orthodontist here at Cliftonville. Addressing orthodontic issues early can help avoid the need for more serious intervention later in life. This also facilitates cosmetic procedures such as veneers, crowns and bridges.

If your child is in secondary school, they will be partaking in contact sports such as rugby, squash and hockey, all which require a mouthguard. Here at Cliftonville we can create custom orthodontic mouthguard, made to your child’s exact tooth measurements, ensuring additional protection.

We understand that it can be nerve-wracking for children visiting us especially for their first few appointments.


If you would like to arrange a check-up for your child with us here at Cliftonville, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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