Dental Care For Children

Healthy teeth from the start



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About Dental Care For Children

An early introduction to a dental care plan gives children the tools for long-term dental health, which also has an impact on our wider wellbeing.

Our dental care plans for children focus on education around oral hygiene, getting them accustomed to coming to the dentist, and making it a normal and fun part of their routine.

An early introduction to dentistry helps to limit any anxiety they may have about taking care of their teeth, helping to create positive habits and meaning we can address any issues early on.


Laura DaviesLaura Davies
11:23 24 Nov 22
Thank you to Clare the hygienist at Bethcar Dental practice for your amazing care today. Not only did Clare do an amazing job with my teeth (scrape and polish), she also provided excellent education and was genuinely interested in caring for my teeth and gum health. Clare was very warm and friendly but also extremely professional and put me at ease. The receptionists were also extremely welcoming. I would definitely recommend Bethcar Dental Practice
Andrew PittAndrew Pitt
15:49 23 Nov 22
Always had very good treatment at Bethcar Dental, as a team they have saved me from a gummy future.Claire the hygienist has done a great job of keeping my mouth, teeth and gums in tip top condition.I would highly recommend this practice, every member of the team welcome and treat you like you're a part of the family.Thank you.Keep up the good work.
R JenkinsR Jenkins
14:11 17 Nov 22
I would not hesitate in recommending Bethcar Dental Practice. The service my family and I have received has been outstanding. The ladies on reception are very helpful and friendly and go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. Dr Laura Wedge and her assistant are very professional. They have provided excellent dental and aesthetic services. Laura’s calm and patient manner helped to calm my anxiety and gave me the confidence to ahead with procedures, and she always does a wonderful job. I was particularly impressed when I received a reply to a message sent on social media on a Sunday evening to arrange an emergency appointment for my daughter the following morning. Thank you Bethcar Dental!
Alan DaviesAlan Davies
15:25 18 Oct 22
I have been registered with this practice for a number of years and cannot praise them enough. The receptionists are always polite, helpful and informative and the staff are second to none. I have recently had some extensive work carried out by my Dentist (Laura Wedge) and I cannot fault my experience in any way. Both Laura and her dental nurse (Natalie) are highly competent at what they do and are also fun to be in the company of which actually makes going to the dentist a pleasure. I would highly recommend Bethcar Dental to anyone seeking a dentist as there are none better in my opinion
Amy De Havilland-hallAmy De Havilland-hall
20:13 11 Sep 22
We have just joined the practice after numerous let downs from our previous dentist. WOW! We were greeted by lovely,smiling receptionists and a friendly environment. When we saw our dentist (Laura Wedge),both her and the nurse were so kind to our children and letting them see everything and explaining it all. They were patient and made it all fun. My husband and I left feeling reassured we were receiving the best dental care and we both had a very clear understanding of what was what. I cannot recommend enough!

Treatment Benefits

Benefits Of Children’s Dental Care

Prevention is always better than cure, and by starting on a dental programme in childhood, children have a head start for long-term oral health, rather than trying to fix problems down the line. Regular check-ups help them to understand how to take care of their teeth using preventative measures. Overcrowding of the teeth and other issues can also be detected early to minimise interventions and the cost of treatment down the line. 


Developing healthy dental hygiene habits

On a dental hygiene plan, children develop healthy habits such as how to brush teeth effectively, understanding why we need to clean our teeth and how to floss. This sets children up for good oral health over the course of their lifetime. It also minimises the chances of gum disease and tooth loss as they grow up, and in the long-term it also minimises the cost of dental treatment as well.



Mitigate fear or anxiety of going to the dentist

For lots of people, going to the dentist is an anxiety-making experience and much of that has to do with a lack of familiarity or having only gone to the dentist when a problem has occurred. By introducing children to dental care from a young age and by focusing on preventative healthcare, children develop positive associations with going to the dentist and minimise anxiety.

Supporting general wellbeing

Our dental health is linked to all aspects of our wellbeing, from our nutritional intake to our cardiac health. Looking after our teeth from an early age not only supports long-term dental health, but overall wellness too.

Identify risk factors early on

Identifying children’s risk factors such as overcrowded or crooked teeth early on, means that more preventative and less invasive measures can be taken to support the health and appearance of children’s teeth as they grow. This means that not only can we take better care of a child’s dental wellbeing, but we can also address any concerns before they become problematic and in the most cost-effective way.

Why Choose Us

Patience With Little Patients…

Many of our dedicated team are parents. We understand the impact of positive experiences when caring for your mini VIPs, and we work in the knowledge that you want the very best for them. So do we!

Preventative dental care plans lower a child’s risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and more serious dental problems over the course of their lifetime.


A few things you may like to know

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dental care for children?

At Bethcar, our dental care services for children hinge on regular programmes that aim to take care of the long-term health of your child’s teeth and gums. By placing them on a dental plan from a young age we can help them learn about oral health, how to look after their teeth and we can catch any issues early on.

Our dental care for children also extends into orthodontics as they grow – including braces or any other treatment they may need down the line. 


What's involved in dental care for children?

Our dental care plans for children focus on learning about effective brushing and oral hygiene. After an initial assessment, we create a programme that’s tailored to the individual child’s risk factors. If you are a parent on a plan with our practice, then we offer your child one free check up a year, however for most children we advise putting them on a plan of their own as early as possible.

Is a dental care plan right for my child?

A dental care plan is recommended for all children from the age of around six months old, or as soon as their first milk tooth comes through. It’s recommended that you start getting them used to brushing their teeth and gums twice daily from around the same time – for some children this is as early as four months old.


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