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 232 reviews
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.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
Really good practise i was nervous about going as i hadn’t visited a dentist for years but the staff are great very welcoming and polite.Recommended.
Tim Y.
Tim Y.
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.