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We are proud to be a Childsmile Practice. Our Dentists and extended duties Dental Care Professionals provide Childsmile sessions to continue to improve children’s oral health.

Looking After Your Children's Teeth


Give information on how teeth grow and develop and carry out regular checks to make sure the teeth and gums are healthy.


Demonstrate and explain tooth brushing so that your child can maintain good oral health and avoid unwanted complications.


The clinical team will advise how to keep your child’s teeth healthy and help with practical problems such as teething and choosing the right food and drinks.

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If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s oral health, our specially trained dental nurse would be happy to see you

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of the most common questions regarding Childrens Oral Health Care

What is Childsmile?

Childsmile is a programme designed to improve the oral health of children in Scotland and reduce inequalities both in dental health and access to dental services. Here at Truss Dental, our dentists and extended duties dental nurses will offer oral health advice and fluoride varnish applications.

What happens at a Childsmile appointment

You will be given advice and support from the dental team, who will show you how you can help your child keep healthy teeth.

What are fissure sealants

Fissure sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on to the grooves of the back teeth. The sealant forms a protective layer that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Resin-based fissure sealants should be applied to the permanent molars of all children as early after eruption as possible.

What if my child requires more than one visit?

We are more than happy to make further appointments that are suitable for both you and your child, in order to maintain your childs oral health care.

When should i take my child to see the dentist?

Aim to register your baby with a dentist soon after birth or by the time they are 6 months of age. This makes a child familiar with the environment and the dentist. If there are any problems such as decay or teeth that are not forming properly, they will be caught and corrected early.

What is fluoride varnish and what is it used for?

Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing. Fluoride varnish is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children’s teeth using a soft brush. The varnish sets quickly, has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell. Scientific studies have shown that fluoride varnish gives added protection to teeth against decay when used in addition to brushing teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.

Is my childs treatment covered by the NHS?

You do not have to pay for childrens dental treatment. If your child is under 18 years of age or under 19 and in full time education then treatment is covered by the NHS.