Children Dentistry

Set Your Child Up With A Confident Smile For Life

Harbour Dental Clinic, located in Donaghadee, is an award-winning dental practice that warmly welcomes young people of all ages. With a fun and child-friendly approach, the clinic provides a delightful atmosphere for dental care .

Ensuring regular visits to a dentist is of utmost importance for kids’ dental health. This not only gets them into the habit of taking care of their teeth but also encourages regular check-ups and cleanings

Our friendly team of dentists offer a gentle, reassuring service with a professional approach to safeguarding children’s oral health and plenty of advice to help families maintain good oral health habits.

Our dentists, nurses and hygienists are all trained to spot signs of oral health issues and concerns, and can all offer advice on brushing, nutrition and general care of the mouth to help the whole family stay healthy and pain-free.

Our Dental Treatments for Children

Dental Fillings For Children

No matter how carefully you watch your family’s diet, or how regularly they brush and care for their teeth, fillings can still crop up in children’s teeth.

The key part is to address them promptly before they escalate into more significant issues and cause your child discomfort.

Tooth Extraction

Facing the need for tooth extraction can be an intimidating experience; however, at Harbour Dental Practice, we acknowledge this concern and strive to ensure our young patients feel as calm and at ease as possible.

Preventative dentistry for kids

Our dentists are highly committed to identifying and preventing potential issues before they escalate into problems. Children’s dentistry encompasses check-ups, instruction, and correction of oral health practices such as brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.

If you would like to book your child in for their next routine check-up, or are looking for a professional, sympathetic kids’ private dentist for a larger issue or concern, please contact us at Harbour Dental Practice to arrange an initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It’s recommended for children to see a dentist by their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting, whichever comes first. This establishes early familiarity with the dentist and allows for early detection of any potential issues.

Regular checkups are crucial, generally recommended every 6 months starting at that first visit. These checkups allow for monitoring oral hygiene, growth, and any potential concerns.

These habits can impact teeth alignment and development. Gently discourage them with age-appropriate methods, and seek guidance from your dentist if they persist.

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities. Topical fluoride treatments applied by your dentist are safe and beneficial for children.

Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can start as soon as the first tooth erupts. Flossing can begin once teeth start touching each other, usually around age 2-3.

Electric toothbrushes can be helpful, especially for younger children, as they can make brushing more engaging and effective. Choose one with soft bristles and age-appropriate features.