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When we were designing our new building we wanted Dental Options to stand out when it comes to services provided for children. We came up with the idea of a children’s playroom to suit all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. The children’s playroom is situated beside the main waiting area upstairs. With a see-through window dividing the two, parents can take their children along to the dentist and feel comfortable that they are in a safe environment and having fun while they wait for their name to be called. This room gets the kids excited from when they enter and they immediately forget they are in the dentist. Watching cartoons and playing games can ease child anxiety in nervous situations and that is our aim here at the clinic. In recent studies, audio-visual distraction has proven to be a useful technique to calm children.
We hold workshops for children aged 5-12 years explaining in a fun and interactive way how to look after their teeth. We also provide tooth brushing demonstrations, diet advice and information on treatments to help prevent decay in children teeth.
These workshops are FREE OF CHARGE – Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.
All the surgeries in the practice have a coloured themed roof to make it fun & attractive to the eye. Our aim is to make children feel happy, comfortable and put a little fun into looking after your teeth. We hold 3 Children’s Hygiene Workshops per week, free of charge and limit the number of children to 5 maximum. For 30mins the hygienist will chat to the children about oral hygiene, healthy food choices and how to brush your teeth. We hold the workshop in the Playroom as they are automatically at ease and interested from the word – GO! After the workshop the kids receive a certificate and leave feeling proud as punch along with their happy parents. We feel this is a great introduction to the clinic and puts the fun into looking after your teeth which is incredibly important from a young age. Rewarding the kids for bravery at the dentist can also pay off – stickers, stars & healthy treats to take home make them feel extra special.
If you require further assistance your dentist will carry out a dietary analysis with you and your child.