Children’s dentistry

We firmly believe in educating children about the importance of great oral health, that way we hope to never see them in Rock House Dental Practice for anything more than a visit to the hygienist and a quick check up.

That’s why we welcome NHS patients up to the age of 18.

Having regular examinations from an early age will help your child become familiar with the dental environment; and it’s a great opportunity for you to get free important information and advice – ask us anything, that’s what we’re here for.

Children should start visiting us as soon as their teeth start erupting. That way you can get advice on how to look after their teeth and get further information about toothbrushes, toothpastes and preventative treatment.

At each appointment the dentist will assess your child’s mouth, making note of the number of teeth present and monitor any changes. Assessments for orthodontics will be made at these appointments and if needed children can then be referred to an orthodontist.

Prevention is always better that a cure. With that in mind, please try and limit the number and amount of sugary foods and drinks to help prevent tooth decay. Everyone has plaque bacteria in their mouth. It’s when plaque bacteria mix with sugary foods and drinks that acids are produced, starting the tooth decay process.

The best way to fight the risk of tooth decay is to try and limit the amount and number of times sugary snacks and drinks are consumed. Tooth brushing removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth and fluoride keeps teeth strong and helps to fight decay. It is important to brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and most importantly just before bedtime.


Perhaps the greatest advance in dentistry over the past 30 years has been the introduction of durable white fillings. These produce a great aesthetic result, so much so that it’s often impossible to see that a tooth has a filling in it.

And best of all, these fillings – unlike the old amalgam fillings – contain no mercury. They not only look great, they’re good for the planet too.

Even the most anxious of patients discover that the Rock House approach is all about informing, reassuring and supporting, and ensuring a positive, pain-free experience.

We provide effective pain relief for fillings and all other procedures.


Rock House offers an oral hygiene promotion programme. For details and costs, contact the Rock House patient care team. Contact details appear below.


Sometimes teeth need to be removed. At Rock House this is done painlessly in a calm and relaxed environment.

Teeth straightening

Here at Rock House, we have all the facilities, expertise and experience to straighten, lighten, reshape, repair and replace teeth using a wide range of. cosmetic treatments including tooth whitening, veneers, implants, crowns and bridges, dentures and braces. Just ask if you want to discuss any of these options for your child.

We also provided a fitted sports mouth guard service.