Discover Childsmile

Childsmile is the Scottish Government’s public health initiative to improve the oral health of all children in Scotland.

Our practice fully supports the initiative and we are a Childsmile Practice. We believe in prevention based dentistry. Looking after your children’s teeth is 50% good diet and 50% good toothbrushing. Richard has a Masters in Public Health and presented at the National Symposium on Childsmile in 2012.

NHS Scotland advises parents to register your baby soon after birth and to ensure that this is done by the time they’re six months old.

A Childsmile practice will do the following:

  • Advise parents on weaning and healthy foods & drinks.
  • Demonstrate and explain good toothbrushing
  • Supply information on how teeth grow & develop
  • Do regular check ups to check the teeth and gums are healthy
  • Provide twice yearly fluoride varnishes for children between the ages of 2 and 5
  • Offer general hints and tips on good dental care

Why Visit Us?

By attending the practice regularly your child will become familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice. It will also give you access to information, advice and support for looking after your child’s teeth.

Please read NHS Scotland’s Childsmile website for further information

For further details on our dentists and the treatment they offer, CALL US, in Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire.