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Stricklands: Pioneering Excellence in Private Children’s Dentistry

Nurturing a child’s oral health is as crucial as caring for their overall well-being. Children’s dentistry requires a unique blend of care, expertise, and a gentle touch. Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre, often simply referred to as Stricklands, stands out as an emblem of quality in the realm of private children’s dentistry.


The Vital Role of a Private Children’s Dentist

While general dentistry caters to the broader spectrum of oral health, children’s dentistry zeroes in on the specific challenges and needs young ones face. Baby teeth, though temporary, play a vital role in setting the stage for adult teeth. Ensuring these teeth remain healthy and free from tooth decay can significantly influence long-term oral health. Stricklands understands this intricate relationship and is dedicated to offering tailored dental care solutions for children.

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Battling the Nemesis: Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, unfortunately, isn’t exclusive to adults. Sugary treats, irregular brushing habits, and lack of knowledge can make children susceptible. Stricklands takes a proactive approach. By educating both parents and children about the dangers of tooth decay and the importance of proper dental care, the centre ensures that every child can flaunt a radiant, decay-free smile.

Baby Teeth: More Than Just Precursors

Often, there’s a misconception that baby teeth, due to their temporary nature, don’t require much attention. However, these teeth are placeholders for permanent teeth. They aid in speech development, help in chewing food, and maintain space for their successors. Recognizing their importance, Stricklands offers comprehensive care focusing on the health and longevity of baby teeth.

Fissure Sealants: A Protective Shield

One of the innovative solutions in children’s dentistry is fissure sealants. These are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Given that these areas are prone to food accumulation and are harder to clean, they can be more susceptible to decay. Stricklands’ experienced team administers fissure sealants with precision, offering an added layer of protection for children’s precious teeth.

Promoting Regular Visits: Building a Foundation of Trust

Introducing children to regular dental visits from a young age instils in them the importance of oral health. Regular visits to Stricklands allow the dentists to monitor dental growth patterns, identify potential issues early on, and foster a sense of trust and familiarity with the child. Over time, this relationship ensures that dental visits are not seen as daunting but as a routine aspect of holistic health.

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More Than Just Teeth: Holistic Oral Health

Stricklands goes beyond just teeth. Their approach to children’s dentistry encompasses the entire spectrum of oral health. From gums to the tongue and everything in between, every element is scrutinised, cared for, and treated if needed. This holistic approach ensures that children grow up with not just healthy teeth but optimal overall oral health.


Children’s Dentistry: An Extension of General Dentistry

While children’s dentistry is specialised, it is, in essence, an extension of general dentistry. It borrows the principles of care, prevention, and treatment but applies them with a focus on the unique challenges that children present. Stricklands, with its vast experience in general dentistry, smoothly integrates these principles, offering a seamless and comprehensive dental care experience.

Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre: A Legacy of Trust

Choosing a dentist for a child is a decision enveloped in trust. Parents seek an environment that is not only equipped with the best facilities but also radiates warmth, care, and understanding. Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre, with its years of experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and a team of compassionate professionals, has cemented its place as a leading choice for private children’s dentistry.


In Conclusion

Children’s dentistry is a realm that requires a delicate balance of skill, care, and continuous learning. Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre, with its unwavering commitment to excellence, stands as a beacon for parents seeking the best dental care for their children. As every child embarks on their journey of oral health, Stricklands is right there, ensuring the path is smooth, informed, and always with a touch of warmth.

Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre
Christina Tatsi

Christina Tatsi

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

DipDS, MDDipDS, MDentSci, FRCD(Canada), MPaedDent(London), PhD, AFHEA
GDC Registration Number - 86115

Our paediatric specialist, Christina Tatsi, has more than 10 years’ experience in the dental care of children.

Her holistic approach to dental care focuses on the child and their individual needs. Dental treatment needs to be delivered with empathy in order to build a positive attitude towards dentistry in the future. The developing dentition and the risk of caries are also important factors in the decision-making process. Prevention is tailor-made in order to fit the child's routine in partnership with the parent(s)/guardian(s).

Christina qualified in 2001 in Greece where she worked for two years. She completed her three-year specialist training in 2006 at the Leeds Dental Institute, the only institute in Europe eligible for the fellowship of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, which she obtained in 2007. She became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009. She is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry ( and an active member of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (
She takes an active interest in the research and development of evidence-based dentistry for children, and is a member of the International Association of Dental Research (, an introductory member of the European Organisation for Caries Research ( and the International Association of Dental Traumatology (

She has completed a PhD research degree, investigating the prevention of early caries in orthodontic patients.

Christina is also working at King's College Dental Institute and Guy's Dental Hospital as a Specialist Clinical Teacher for undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Why bother taking a baby to the dentist?

We recommend that all children are seen by a dentist before their first birthday – even if they haven’t got any teeth. This will not only eliminate any potential risks, but also establishes the dentist as a familiar and fun place to be. You don’t need to make a separate appointment for your baby – we can assess them quickly on your lap during your own dental health examination.

When should I start teaching my child to brush their teeth?

Start getting your baby familiar with brushing as soon as those milk teeth appear – the earlier you give them a toothbrush, the more likely they are to comply with oral hygiene in the future. As more teeth come through, brush regularly and then encourage them to attempt their own brushing while you supervise. Set a good example by brushing and flossing your own teeth twice a day – children learn best from watching what happens in the home.

What toothpaste should my child use?

Children under three years old should use a smear of toothpaste containing no less than 1000ppm fluoride. Children between 3 and 6 years old use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing more than 1000ppm fluoride. Children over 6 can use regular toothpaste, containing around 1350-1500ppm fluoride.

Is it ok to give my child a dummy?

A dummy can be really helpful for soothing your baby, as sucking is a natural reflex in a young child. Never dip the dummy in anything sweet and never use a dummy that has juice in it. When your baby is older, we can advise on the best time to start weaning them off the dummy.

When should my child stop sucking their thumb?

Sucking is a natural function, but if thumb sucking is intense and it becomes a habit it can lead to speech or orthodontic problems. We can advise you on ways you can gently discourage thumb sucking.

Why is fluoride important?

Fluoride is proven to prevent cavities, which is why it’s routinely added to toothpaste. We routinely offer children fluoride varnish, a quick and painless procedure that provides added protection against tooth decay.

What do I need to know about fissure sealants?

When a child’s permanent molars erupt, we may recommend fissure sealants for added protection, as those developing adult teeth often have deep fissures that trap food and are hard to clean. A fissure sealant is a plastic seal that sticks to the tooth, creating a smooth surface that deflects food and is easier to clean.

Can my child see a hygienist?

We believe that prevention is better than cure. With this in mind, we often advise parents to take children to the hygienist to establish good cleaning habits and an early awareness of the importance of dental health.

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