Choosing the right dentist for your children

Choosing the right dentist for your child helps provide a great foundation in terms of oral health. A good experience during childhood years often goes hand in hand with a healthy mouth for life. At AP Smilecare, family dentistry is one of our specialities. This service encompasses our children’s dental care services and puts AP Smilecare as one of the leading dental care practices in Blackburn. Along with child-specific dentistry services, there are a few more things you should be looking for when choosing the right dentist for your children…

Dental accreditations

dental accreditations

When it comes to children’s dental care, you want to pick a dentist you can trust. By researching their accreditations, you can ensure you pick the best dentist possible. Some of the buzzwords you want to look out for are the General Dental Council and the Care Quality Commission. A good dentist will be registered with both of these.

Dental practice policies

dental policies

Not all dentists have the same policies in terms of how children’s dentistry appointments work. Some dentists require a parent to be present at every appointment while others prohibit parents from entering the dentistry room. At AP Smilecare, we welcome parents to join their children during examinations and procedures and believe this is a great way to make trips to the dentist less overwhelming.

Dental care payment plans


If you’ve got a family to look after, it’s worth choosing a dentist that offers payment plans. Payment plans like Denplan ensure you can afford all-round dental care for your family and help prevent any big or unnecessary expense. At AP Smilecare, we also offer a variety of payment plans.

Range of dental services

dental services

A good range of services is really important. Ideally, your dentist will cater for all your family needs – offering Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Treatments for older members of the family. At AP Smilecare we offer both of the above as well as orthodontic treatments, specialising in Adult Braces. We also offer out of hours care with our Emergency Appointments, which can be advantageous with adventurous kids!


dental practice reviews

If you’re still not sure which dentist to register your child with, why not ask friends and family for recommendations? A recommendation from someone you can trust can give you peace of mind that you’re making the right decision.

A trial run with a dental practitioner

child in dental surgery

Once you’ve picked a dentist, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them for life. If you’re not entirely happy upon your first visit, you can try another dentist the next time. A trip to the dentist can be scary for kids, so it pays to get it right. Children are much more likely to feel at ease with the right dentist.

Want to learn more about our offerings? Browse our General Dentistry treatments to see our most popular services at AP Smilecare.

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