Childsmile is a National programme designed to improve the oral health of children in Scotland. Childsmile combines targeted and universal approaches to tackling children’s oral health improvement through the four programme components (Core, Practice, Nursery and School). This combination will provide a comprehensive pathway of care that is tailored to the needs of individual children.
At Mearns Dental Practices, we actively promote preventive dental care and believe that teaching our children that good oral hygiene is vital, that’s why some of our dental nurses have completed the NES Childsmile training course.
Your child's overall well-being and oral health are of utmost importance to us and we take great care to provide children with full information about the visit, to help them overcome any anxieties. We firmly believe that this approach prepares the child to enter adulthood with a positive attitude towards dental health.
At the practice, you the parent will be given advice and support from our dental team, who will show you how you can stop your child from suffering from tooth decay in the future. At your initial visit the dentist will advise you on how to keep your child's teeth healthy and help with practical problems such as teething, weaning and choosing the right food and drinks.
From the age of two, the dental practice team can provide additional preventive care, such as:
• Fluoride varnish and fissure sealants.
• Give information on how teeth grow and develop.
• Demonstrate and explain tooth brushing.
• Promote tooth brushing messages e.g. spit don’t rinse.
• Advise on weaning and healthy snacks and drinks.
Contact Mearns Dental Practices
We have two Dental Practices in Newton Mearns, one conveniently located at Mearns Cross near to the Mearns Cross Avenue Shopping Centre on the Eaglesham Road 0141 639 3254 and the other, off Crookfur Road at the shopping complex at Harvie Avenue 0141 639 8354. Please contact your nearest practice to make an appointment. We offer convenient hours to suit your family's busy schedule.
We are members of the BDA and the General Dental Practitioners Association and are registered to provide treatment under Denplan and all other insurances.