Children’s Dentistry

Caring for your children’s oral health in Essex

At Brickfields Dental Care, we cater to the whole family and love to welcome younger patients into the practice.

We aim to provide a relaxing and comfortable experience for your child while we take care of their smile. Our dentists offer a range of treatments suited for children of all ages to protect your child’s teeth and prevent tooth decay.

What to expect on your first visit

When you first bring your child to our Chelmsford practice, the dentist will conduct a full assessment of your child’s teeth, involving an examination of their gums, teeth, lips and palate.

We can then determine if your child would benefit from preventative dental treatment or routine professional cleaning. Our team can provide you and your child with helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your at-home oral hygiene routines as well as dietary advice to keep their teeth shining.

We advise bringing your child in to see the dentist from their first birthday or from the appearance of their first tooth. The more times they are brought in to see our friendly and caring team, the more comfortable your child will be with future appointments and treatment!

We offer a range of dental treatments tailored for children

Dental Sealants for children

Your child’s dentist may recommend the application of sealants if they have identified deep fissures in their premolar and molar milk teeth that are at risk of capturing food debris and harmful bacteria.

The treatment is painless and quick. The dentist will apply a flowing plastic to your child’s teeth which is then hardened with a UV light to form a protective barrier on the tooth’s surface to prevent decay.

Orthodontics for children

If your child requires braces due to crowding and crooked teeth, or an unaligned bite, our experienced dentists are available to make sure they’re receiving the best possible treatment to get their smile back on track and set them up for good lifelong oral health.

Your child’s first orthodontic visit will involve a thorough examination of their mouth and jaw, as well as x-rays to further assess the positioning of their teeth. Our dental team will then discuss the possible treatment options with you and detail the proposed orthodontic journey for your child.

FAQs

Are baby or milk teeth important?

Yes! Keeping your child’s primary teeth healthy is very important. Cavities and oral infections can be painful for your child so it is recommended to help them to adopt a good oral hygiene routine to keep their teeth and gums clean.

How often should I clean my child’s teeth?

Before your child’s teeth erupt, you should clean their gums with an infant toothbrush or clean, moist washcloth. Once their teeth have grown in, you should use a very small dot of fluoride toothpaste to brush their teeth twice daily with an age-appropriate toothbrush.

How can I prevent tooth decay in my child’s teeth?

We recommend that you take your children to visit the dentist regularly from the appearance of their first tooth or their first birthday. This, alongside a balanced diet and good oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing, will help to prevent caries and tooth decay.

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 192 reviews
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.
Excellent treatment and amazing staff. Would highly recommend. Have been a patient here since 1996 and would not go anywhere else.Mya the trainee dental nurse is very gentle and professional and a delightful addition to the Surgery.
ANGELA P.
ANGELA P.
Fantastic care received by my 11 year old son this morning.
Gemma C.
Gemma C.
Always very professional many thanks
Karen B.
Karen B.
Have been coming here a few years now. Nice friendly staff, good service made me feel at ease with the treatment I received.
CMAgeo
CMAgeo
Excellent friendly informative service. Always a pleasure to visit.
Maureen P.
Maureen P.
Always an excellent friendly service. Great staff who make you feel relaxed & more of a friend than just a patient.
Graeme B.
Graeme B.
Probably the best dentist in SWF and surrounding areas. Staff are always friendly, helpful and professional.
Oguz A.
Oguz A.
Excellent , polite, friendly, professional treatment who I would heartily recommend
TONY W.
TONY W.
So pleased to have been recommended for a consultation for dental work at Brickfields. Time was taken by Mr. Patel to explain in detail what dental treatment was required for me. I left well informed, and confident in his ability to treat me. Thank you.
Jenni H.
Jenni H.
Fantastic service from everyone, but special thanks to Amit Patel & Toni Johnson, thank you for everything.
Glenn C.
Glenn C.
A superb dentalPractice second to none
Gillian H.
Gillian H.
Beth was lovely and friendly and made my whole experience enjoyable. She explained what she was doing at every step of the way and gave me tips for at home. Thank you!
Lillie-Mae F.
Lillie-Mae F.
First visit to Hygienist (Beth). Excellent explanation of all she did and education of how to brush properly.
Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
I went into Brickfields Dentist Surgery today with out a Smile, And I wanted to let you know , I was so Happy with the treatment I had.😊I can't remember the Gentleman's name and his Assistant, but he was Absolutely Fantastic He listened and was caring. and went above and beyond to fix me a Smile.😄Just wanted to say Thankyou so much.
Julie N.
Julie N.
Warm, informative and welcoming staff. The practice is spacious and well presented.
steven T.
steven T.
I couldn't be in better hands at Brickfields. Thank you all for helping with the Tooth extraction that didn't want to play ball! Xxx
Zoe G.
Zoe G.
I have just completed root canal treatment and I cannot fault the highly competent dentist Mitul, who completed the procedure, and Toni who assisted. The atmosphere was extremely professional and the rapport between Mitul and Toni was great which made for an easy atmosphere and consequently put any nerves at ease. The procedure was as pleasant as root canal treatment can be and apart from the initial numbing injection, was completely pain free.I would also like to add that the Covid procedures at Brickfields are excellent and you feel safe at all times.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Have had a lot of appointments with Rohit & Erin, they've made me feel really comfortable and when having a wisdom tooth out helped me feel at ease when they could see I was really nervous. Really happy with the service they have provided and would recommend
kayla P.
kayla P.