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Stamford House 22 Victoria Road Hartlepool TS26 8DD

Children’s Teeth

We’re committed to family dentistry. We believe in preventative care and encourage our patients to bring their loved ones to the practice early.

Scientific studies show that bringing your child to the clinic at an early age helps them grow up feeling optimistic about the dentist and unafraid of treatment. We are proud to be a family and a child-friendly team that will help your child feel safe and cared for during their appointment.

Regular check-ups and hygiene care from our team will help make sure children don’t suffer from common problems like decay and other preventable conditions, which could cause significant problems if left untreated.

Treating children at an early age also helps us spot and prevent more serious long-term problems like cross-bites or overbites. Treating such issues early could save your child from needing lengthy treatment later on.

Jeni Hart reviewed on

Huge thank you to Lucinda! She is fantastically patient and kind. During our visit today she was brilliant with my 12 year old and explained all the equipment and what she was doing. My daughter said on the way home that it made a massive difference to her as she felt more relaxed and less afraid – a huge improvement on our previous dentist! Thank you!

Children’s Dentist in Hartlepool

We offer a range of preventative treatments designed just for children and young people. 

Regular fluoride applications are one of the safest and most effective ways to protect developing teeth from decay. Our friendly team paints fluoride onto the teeth’s surface to mineralise and protect during the quick and comfortable treatment.

We can also provide tooth-coloured fissure sealants to the biting surface to further protect against wear and decay.  

We believe prevention is always better than cure.

Contact Us

For more information about children’s dentistry, call our team on 01429 221 353 or use our contact form to send us a message.

Victoria Turnedge reviewed on

Miss Mathieson goes above and beyond! She makes every appointment easy for my little boy. She makes him calm, relaxed and always reassures him. Such a lovely lady.

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Children's Teeth FAQs

How much does children’s dentistry cost?

Prices can vary depending on different aspects of your child’s case. You should contact our team today to find out what the best treatments options are for your child.

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

The earlier, the better! The sooner we can get your child used to their surroundings in the dentist chair, the better mindset they’ll have for future appointments. They’re also less likely to develop dental phobia when they have good experiences at their dental appointments as children.

How do I book a dentist appointment for my child?

You can contact our clinic now to book your child in to see us. Our team is waiting for your call to book your child into an appointment at Bentley Mathieson Dental Clinic.

How long does teething take?

Usually, your baby’s teeth will start to appear around 6 – 10 months, and the teething stage will likely end between 25 and 33 months.

At what age do back molars come in?

The first back molars on the top and bottom arches usually come in between 13-19 months.

Why hasn’t my child lost any teeth?

You shouldn’t worry about your children’s teeth not falling out as some kids can be late developers. However, if your child reaches the age of 7 and still hasn’t lost any teeth, you should book an appointment with us. We can take x-rays and assess the situation and offer any advice or treatment they might need. There are advantages to a child getting their adult teeth late, so you really shouldn’t worry.

What’s bad for children’s teeth?

The obvious things would be sweets and toffees, not just for their high sugar content but also because they can get stuck in teeth and are hard to reach when brushing. You could try dried fruits as a snack, but they also contain sugar and can get quite sticky. 

We recommend snacks like cheese sticks, yoghurt or other calcium-rich things. Nuts like almonds and cashews also make for good healthy snacks.