Free Children’s NHS Dentist in St Albans The Maltings Dental Surgery

We are pleased to announce that The Maltings Dental Surgery in St Albans is accepting new Children patients for Free Children’s NHS Dentistry. Please click below to book your appointment now or phone 01727 837376

The NHS has been looking after our children’s smiles by offering free NHS dental care for decades. At The Maltings Dental Surgery, we believe in preventative dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age. Regular check-ups from a young age will ensure children do not suffer from untreated dental decay with devastating effects to their growing dentition. Children’s NHS dental care up to the age of 17 is free. To book now please click below.

Whilst our main aim is to prevent any issues such as tooth decay and gum disease from occurring in children, we look for any irregularities at the check-up appointments. Identifying any special needs as soon as possible makes treatment easier and a more successful outcome.

Studies have shown that the younger your child is when attending their first dental appointment, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and to grow up unafraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel safe and cared for.

Treating a child from a young age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most dental problems, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved.

Prevention is always better than cure, click below to make an appointment for your child at The Maltings Dental Surgery in St Albans for Free Children’s NHS Dentistry.

Life Benefits

  • Healthy teeth and gums for life.
  • Reduced risk of developing tooth decay and reduced need for fillings.
  • No fears or phobias of the dentist.

Taking your child to the dentist

NHS dental care for children is free.

Take your child to the dentist when their first milk teeth appear. This is so they become familiar with the environment and get to know the dentist. The dentist can advise you on how to prevent decay and identify any oral health problems at an early stage. Just opening up the child’s mouth for the dentist to take a look at is useful practice for the future.

When you visit the dentist, be positive about it and make the trip fun. This will stop your child worrying about future visits.

Take your child for regular dental check-ups as advised by the dentist.


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