020 8391 9222
165 Ruxley Lane, Ewell, Surrey, KT19 9EX
Our professionals partner with parents to teach children about the importance of dental care and strive to create a positive, relaxed environment in our practice.
We recommend bringing your child to see us within six months of their first tooth coming in or, alternatively, by the age of one.
Seeing children from a young age helps to avoid issues such as tooth decay caused by baby bottles. This type of decay can affect a child’s teeth and gums, resulting in possible infections. We will help you learn about the risks of giving children sugary drinks in their bottles and the potential damage this could cause.
Our dentists will try to keep the first visit as short as possible so that your child can become familiar with the examination room and us.
During the first visit we will often ask you to sit in the examination chair with your child on your lap. This helps them feel more comfortable as we examine their teeth and gums.
We will check that their teeth are correctly spaced for a proper bite. We will also check their gums to ensure they are healthy. If necessary, we may clean the teeth and carry out a fluoride assessment.
Keeping baby teeth healthy is vital for your child’s overall health. We will support you to look after your children’s teeth.
Our dental team will provide advice about basic oral healthcare and dental development as follows:
We believe that teaching children about good oral health from a young age is essential. We are also more than happy to answer any questions you or your child may have.
To make an appointment for your child, please call Horton Dental Practice on 020 8391 9222 or click here to contact us.
If you have traveled abroad in the last 14 days or have been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus please check the gov.uk and nhs.uk websites for the latest COVID-19 travel advice, you may need to call NHS 111 for further advice before making or attending your appointment. The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff.
We also ask that only patients with appointments attend the practice. Please do not bring any non-essential people with you where reasonably possible, to help reduce exposure for both staff and other patients."continue