Paedodontist Children’s Dentistry

Start your child’s dental care early, as soon as their first milk teeth appear. Regular visits will familiarise them with our environment and friendly team. Our skilled dentist specialises in children’s dental needs, preventing decay and catching issues early. Teaching your child to open their mouth for the dentist’s check is great preparation for future care.

There are not many dentists specialising in children’s dentistry. Many specialists work in the hospital where your child may wait up to a month to be seen. Your child is being referred to a specialist in order to have treatment or advice regarding their dental development.

Your dentist may not have all the resources required for specialist treatment. The Specialist at Longwood House is Dr. Prabhleen Anand. She is also working as the Consultant Paediatric Dentist at The Eastman Dental Hospital in London. She has over 15 Years of experience in treating children.

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You will need to attend the first consultation with your child for a full assessment and treatment planning. For the first visit, please only attend with the child being seen, and both parents must attend at this consultation stage. The appointments are usually made for the weekend. The consultation Fee is taken at the time of booking, so please have your card at hand.

Children scared of the dentist’s chair will benefit from seeing a specialist, as your child will be treated very gently and there will be lots of TLC.

Children scared of the dentist’s chair will benefit from seeing a specialist, as your child will be treated very gently and there will be lots of TLC.

Many parents believe that children’s first dentition is not important and a loss of a tooth is ‘OK.’ This is simply not true. Decay and poor dental development have a profound impact on the development of your Child’s adult teeth.

Extraction of teeth at a young age can create an imbalance, causing the adult set of teeth to come through in a ‘crooked’ manner. Your dentist may also refer your child to a specialist in order to avoid treatment under a general anesthetic (as this carries great risk to your Child’s general well-being).

The Specialist can occasionally “win” your child over, build up their confidence, and alleviate their anxiety; thus on many occasions, General Anaesthesia can be avoided.

It is always worth exploring this route! For those children requiring difficult treatment or who have a fear of dentistry, the specialist can use sedation- sometimes referred to as “twilight sleep “ or “Happy Gas”.

This is a safe, short-acting, and efficient way to relieve anxiety in a child. The aim is to provide gentle and pain-free treatment and build up a positive attitude towards dentistry.

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At Longwood House, we have a children’s specialist dentist, and hope that you and your child benefit from this service.

Please read through the information on this page, prior to attending with your child.

Dr Prabhleen

Dr. Prabhleen S Anand

BDS MmedSc, FDSRCS (Eng), MPaedDent, FDSC (Paed Dent)

Prabhleen is a specialist in Paediatric (children) dentistry and surgical dentistry.
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The consultation will be for 45 to 60 min – cost £200.

The basic charge for treatments is £100 per half hour, this includes basic fillings and oral health education for both the child and parent. Other special costs will be discussed at the consultation.

Once treatment is completed you will be referred back to your practitioner for general after care. You may be asked to bring your child in once every 1 / 2 years for monitoring by the specialist.

To avoid any delay, you may wish to contact us directly to arrange an appointment on 020 8551 0088.

Your dentist must send a referral letter with any x rays beforehand or you can bring this with you for the first visit. Our friendly reception staff will then call you to arrange an appropriate consultation time.

If the referral is of an urgent nature, we can arrange evening appointments, there will be a call-out charge additional to the consultation/treatment charge.

Tooth Decay

Prevention is the key to developing and keeping a healthy dentition.
Our main role and goal as Pediatric Dentists is to help prevent dental disease and develop healthy habits in children so that they can have healthy dentition not only as children but in their adulthood as well.

  • In the first instance parents need to start weaning their children off night time bottle/breast feeding after 1yr of age. Night time decreased saliva secretion decreased clearing action of saliva, lactogen in milk is a risk factor for what we call ‘nursing caries’.
  • Toddlers and young children:watch that diet does not have too much sugar, frequency more important than quantity. In between meal time eating needs to be sugar free/savory snacks, encourage fruits.Be careful of hidden sugars in crisps.
  • Things like biscuits/cakes/traditional sweets like ‘mithai/halwa etc’ all high in sugar. Sweet, fizzy drinks not good.
  • Brushing teeth twice a day especially at night time very important. Parents need to assist children upto 7 yrs of age due to lack of proper development of child’s manual dexterity.
  • Beware of changing lifestyle patterns that impact dietary changes and changes in brushing habits.
  • Fluoride mouthwash in children after 7yrs of age in decay-prone children.
  • Use of age-appropriate fluoridated toothpaste.