Establishing a good dental health and hygiene regime starts at an early age. By getting your child used to seeing the dentist from about the age of three, you will help them to see the experience as an regular occurrence and nothing to be nervous about. You will also help them to have good dental health for life.
We recommend that parents bring their children for regular dental check-ups from about the age of 6 months old. This will familiarise them with the dental practice and get them used to letting the dentist look at their teeth. If your child is under the age of three but you have concerns about their dental health, or if they have experienced an injury to their teeth or mouth, you should book an appointment to see the dentist as soon as possible.
At your child's appointment we will examine their teeth and gums for any problems, and may apply fissure sealant – a thin coating of plastic that covers the back teeth to help prevent particles of food getting trapped in the grooves – and fluoride varnish – which strengthens the tooth enamel, helping to make teeth more resistant to decay.
Our Dentist Dr Alexandra Fivey enjoys treating children and making dentistry fun and interactive. Having had had additional training she is able to offer private placement of stainless steel crowns for children.
Our Hygienist Rachael, also sees children as private patients and helps educate children about good dental hygiene.
I have been coming to Benhill Dental Practice for a number of years' now and purely because of the treatment and service provided by Dr Alexandra Fivey and support staff.
My 9 year old daughter recently had to have two fillings and an extraction, Dr Alexandra handled her so well and we were so pleased with the outcome! I couldn't recommend her enough as a dentist! Thank you!
Alex and Rachel always provide a professional and thorough service for myself, my husband and daughter. We have been going to see them for the last few years and have always had a positive and personal experience. They are very patient and gentle with my 10 year old daughter, who before going, was not keen on seeing the dentist or hygienist! I would highly recommend!
Great, friendly dentists! Dr Alexandra and her colleagues go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and offer the best advice.
I would like to thank Dr Alexandra for making our first visit in the practice an amazing experience. My son who is 6 years old needed his tooth taken out after being inflamed for some time. Dr Alexandra is a BRILLIANT dentist, clearly with lots of experience and professionalism and someone who loves her job…We are very happy that we found Dr Alexandra! Thank you so much!!!