• Meavy Way Dental Practice

The importance of a dentist in Plymouth

Everyone understands the vital role that having good oral health and hygiene standards can play within our families, therefore we teach our children to take care of their teeth and gums by brushing them twice a day. We were all taught this when we were children, as our parents would tell us to brush our teeth once in the morning, before going to school, and once at night, before going to bed to sleep.

As parents we all want what is best for our children and their health, this leads us to seek out the best possible health care we can find for them. We register them with a family doctor, who will help us take care of most of their physical health need, and many of us will also register our children with a local dentist in Plymouth who will help take care of their oral health needs.


At Meavy Way Dental Practice we understand the importance of helping your children to take care of their teeth and gum, by providing a calm and comfortable environment for them to receive any dental treatments and check-ups in we can ensure your children feel encouraged and supported when it comes to looking after their teeth and gums. Giving them the best possible opportunity to achieve a high standard within their oral hygiene.


Studies have shown that when children are introduced to a dentist in Plymouth at an early age, they are more likely to develop the good habits they need to achieve a high stand of oral high and will continue to maintain these habits long into adulthood. This, in turn, will help them to minimise any risks to their teeth and gums, such as tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease, minimising the need for any dental treatment that may be invasive and uncomfortable.


One of the best ways to get children to engage with the dental practice professional is for their parents to allow them to see that mum and dad are happy to allow these special doctors to examine their teeth and gums, as children will often want to try to copy their parents, and this helps to build a value of trust within the child’s mind.


Often, we find that after a child has been for their first dental check-up and found our professional staff to be kind and friendly, they become less nervous about visiting the dental practice, but we also understand that the first time they visit they may be a little shy and anxious. Our warm and friendly staff will be there to help to put any child’s mind at ease and will take the time to make a nervous child become ready to see the dentist in Plymouth, without them feeling forced to do so.


Family dentistry is an important element of our work, and we cannot stress strongly enough how much parents need to consider registering their children with a dental practice from an early age. This will help them to grow up with strong, healthy teeth and gums.


Our dental practice has established itself amongst the local community and now provides dental services to thousands of people every year.