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Parents & Children

Regular visits to the dentist is not only a healthy habit, it’s one that should start at an early age to help encourage a lifelong habit.

However, at DJ Maguire Dental Group we firmly believe that any age is the perfect age to start practising good oral hygiene and our aim is to provide the best dental treatments for everyone.
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Dental Health During Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant you may find that your gums may become inflamed and even bleed, even if they never did before. This can be caused by changes in your hormone levels and it’s important that you practice good oral hygiene throughout your pregnancy.

Here are a few things you can do to help maintain good oral health and help promote the health of your baby as well:

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Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes- after breakfast and before bed are ideal times

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Floss at least once a day

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Eat a healthy, well- balanced diet- food like milk, cheese, and other foods rich in calcium help encourage strong bones and healthy teeth

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If you suffer from morning sickness, try to rinse your mouth with plain water after any attack. This will help reduce acidity.

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NHS Treatment is Free

Expectant mothers are eligible for free NHS care during pregnancy and for the first year after your child is born. Please inform your dentist if this applies to you.


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We strongly believe it is good practice to have your child visit a dentist as soon as their first teeth start to grow in. This helps ensure there are no issues with their oral health as well as offering a positive experience from the start so your child becomes comfortable in a dental environment.

Tips for Teething

If your baby is teething and experiencing discomfort, here are a few things you can try to help ease their pain.

Teething Rings:
Teething rings can ease teething pain and help distract your child. Cooling it in the fridge can offer welcome relief for sore gums.

Chewy Foods:
If your child is older than 6 months you can give them healthy foods, such as raw fruit (pieces of apple or carrot are great) or vegetables, to chew on.

Once your child is 3 months or older, you can give them sugar-free painkillers such as Paracetamol or ibuprofen. Check with your chemist if you need advice on dosage.


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At DJ Maguire Dental Group, we understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating and even a bit scary, especially for young children. To help make their time with us a positive experience, we always do our best to show them how to take care of their teeth in a fun and interesting way.

As a parent you can encourage healthy habits by:

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Helping your child brush their teeth twice a day with a low-fluoride toothpaste

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Providing a smart and healthy diet and keeping sugary foods and drinks to a minimum

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Brushing their teeth and putting them to bed AFTER they’ve had their bottle.

Primary School

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By the time your child enters primary school they should already have a good daily oral hygiene routine. This will help keep their current teeth shiny, bright and strong and lay a good foundation for when their new permanent teeth come along.

At this age it’s very important that your child:

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Brushes at least twice a day for at least two minutes using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste

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Drinks plenty of water and limits the amount of sugary drinks, including fruit juices, sports drinks, cordial and energy/soft drinks

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Eats a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and veg for vitamins and foods high in calcium (such as dairy) to promote healthy teeth and bones

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Wears a mouthguard- this will protect their teeth from potential damage during high contact sports.


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Emergency Services

When It’s An Emergency

We always do our best to see all dental emergencies immediately so if you have a dental emergency during surgery hours, please telephone as early as possible.

However, if you are in pain outside of surgery hours, we provide details of out of hours emergency dental services on our answerphone.