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 237 reviews
I have received outstanding care (as an NHS and a private patient) from all the staff at this dental practice and can’t thank them enough. They are a professional and extremely caring team - even phoning me to check on my well- being after a procedure. I wish I’d discovered Brickfields much sooner - I would not have the dental problems I have had to live with for much of my life, but I’m so happy to know I’m in safe and professional hands now. My gum health has improved so much and other issues are in the process of being cared for.Thank you to this amazing team!
Jenny H
Jenny H
For a very nervous patient I was really apprehensive to go through substantial dental cosmetic treatment. I did not need to worry as everyone treated me with care and consideration. Amit was superb with his patience and professionalism, as was his nurse.. I’m sorry I didn’t know your name! The end result couldn’t have been better and I now have the smile that I have always wanted. Thank you to everyone at Brickfields… you have all been fantastic!
Ginny
Ginny
I had an appointment with Rohip and Zoe today as I needed to have impressions made.I was very nervous over this because I have a very sensitive gag reflex. Rohip and Zoe made me feel comfortable and immediately put my fears to rest and said I could have a scan instead.I felt at ease and in good hands. Rohip was very professional, explained everything to me at every step. I felt like he was looking after my best interests and didn’t want me to worry.Zoe also could see I was nervous and began having a conversation with me which calmed me down. I relaxed and of course the procedure was over before I knew it. I’ve been on a bit of journey with several trips to the dentist, Rohip referred me to the specialist in the first place and he has continued to support me and I have no doubt in my mind this will continue. I’m in good hands.Thanks for today Rohip and Zoe. I’m extremely grateful.Kind regardsRob
Rob B.
Rob B.
I always have a pleasant experience when visiting Brickfields Dental. All of the staff are professional, friendly and always happy to help.Most recently I have been having treatment with Rohit with Erin assisting him. They have both been absolutely amazing.Rohit did a filling for me a few weeks ago and I can honestly say it is the best filling I have ever had. It doesn’t feel like a filling at all. It looks and feels like a real tooth. Rohit always talks me through the process and makes me feel at ease. He is an amazing dentist.Thank you Rohit and Erin for your amazing work and for being so professional and helpful.9th December 2021Another huge thank you to Rohit who fitted a crown for me today. I’m so impressed, it looks and feels amazing.Such a professional dentist who clearly takes pride in all of his work.Thank you Rohit!
Kelly M.
Kelly M.
Chris is the best Dentist I have had, Brickfields is highly recommended 👌
Andrew W.
Andrew W.
Was very worried to have orthodontic treatment at the age of 39 but the friendly staff and the amazing dentist TC has changed my smile already and it’s not even finished. TC removed 3 wisdom teeth as part of ongoing treatment and I didn’t feel a thing. Really helpful ladies on reception a really lovely practice thank you 😊
Olivia G.
Olivia G.
Very glad to have found this dental practice. They have been attentive to my various dental problems and treated them well. Practice is clean and Covid compliant. The receptionists are lovely as are the dental nurses who held my hand on more than one occasion (as I am not the bravest of patients). Dentist himself was very professional and knew straight away what needed doing and kept me informed throughoutIn all very happy dental patient and can now smile with confidence. Thank you to you all
Eve G.
Eve G.
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
tellstorytime
tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.