Your child's teeth

It’s never too early to bring your child along for a check up. 

Caring for your child's teeth

We understand how important it is to feel confident about every aspect of your children’s health and well-being.

Bringing your children along to see us from a very early age will help instil a sense of familiarity and trust, encouraging good preventive dental care and hopefully no fillings!

Please don’t wait for your appointment if you have any concerns. We are always happy to listen and advise over the phone if you are ever worried.

To help keep them smiling, all our young patients receive free toothbrushes and toothpaste at every visit!

childrens dental membership scheme

We offer a number of services to ensure your children’s teeth have the best chance of staying healthy:

Kids & Teens Membership Scheme

Our membership scheme offers comprehensive dental care, discounts, insurances, emergency care for just £7 per month. They even receive a new toothbrush and toothpaste at each check-up, along with the usual stickers of course!  We also offer completely free checkups for under 6’s

What You Get

Our Children’s Membership Scheme offers fantastic value for money.

For just £7 per month your child or teenager (age 6-18) will receive:

  • 6 monthly check-ups with their dentist
  • All necessary x-rays
  • Oral hygiene therapy sessions every 12 months
  • Preventative care (fissure sealants, fluoride)
  • Out of hours emergency care, 365 days of the year
  • 15% discount on all treatments, including Invisalign® invisible braces
  • Insurance cover for dental emergencies at home or abroad.

Dental Hygiene Therapy for your Child

At Alex Jones Dentistry our aim is to ensure your child grows up with a healthy, happy smile and an understanding of the importance of taking good care of their teeth.
As part of their routine care, our dental hygiene therapy team, Helen and Laura Checksfield would be delighted to see your child once a year to give their teeth a thorough clean, show them the best ways of cleaning and caring for their teeth and offer any dietary advice.

Fissure Sealing

Fissure sealant is a plastic coating that is painted on to the grooves of the back teeth. The sealant forms a protective layer that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. We will advise this if we feel it’s necessary.

It's better with membership

Why not become part of our growing family of happy customers? Save on dental costs with one of our monthly membership plans & let Alex Jones Dentistry take care of your smile

What’s the best way to care for my child’s teeth?

Good oral care habits start at an early age. Remember you are an important role model for helping to prevent a fear of visiting the dentist. Talk to your child about how great healthy teeth look and feel! Try and make trips to see us as exciting as possible. Think about a post-check up treat like an outdoor activity or a visit to the library.

Follow these 3 simple steps to prevent problems before they start and help your child’s smile last a lifetime.

1. Limit Snacks

Limit the number and amount of sugary foods and drinks to help prevent tooth decay.

Why is this so important?

Everyone has plaque bacteria in their mouth. When this mixes with with sugary foods and drinks, sugar acids are produced which can cause tooth decay. Every time your child eats sugary food and drinks , they increase their chance of decay.

This is why it’s important to limit the amount and number of times they consume sugary snacks each day. Encourage healthy snacks such as fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts.

2. Brush Teeth

Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, always before bedtime and ideally in the morning.

Why is this so important?

  • Toothbrushing removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth and fluoride keeps them strong and helps fight tooth decay.
  • Treat tooth brushing as a routine and lead by example
  • Use an age appropriate toothpaste with fluoride
  • Use smear of toothpaste for children up to 3 years of age and area sized amount for children 3-6 years

Should I Encourage My Child To Brush Their Own Teeth?​

Supervise and help your child to brush their own teeth until they are at least 7 years old. Show them how to systematically clean each and every tooth surface at each brushing:

  • brush each tooth surface all the way up to the gum line
  • brush inside of each tooth as above
  • brush the biting surface of each tooth
  • use the tip of the brush behind each front tooth, both top and bottom

3. Regular Check Ups

Have regular dental check-ups

Why is this so important?

Visiting us regularly will help your child become familiar with the practice and our team and you will be able to receive important information and advice.

You are welcome to bring your child along as soon as their first tooth appears. You can ask for any advice on how to care for their teeth and further information about toothbrushes , toothpastes and preventive treatments such as fissure sealing.


Make teeth brushing fun!

The ideal length of time to spend brushing your child’s teeth to keep them healthy is 2 minutes. A great idea is to read your child a 2 minute story whilst they are brushing. Another idea is a sand timer so your child can make sure their brushing lasts the right amount of time.


we welcome new patients

We are delighted to welcome new patients at our Barnsley & Penistone practices. Call us on one of the numbers below. Alternatively, if you want a call back, leave us your details and one of our dedicated team will be in touch to help you.


54 High Street
S36 6BS

01226 762242


Gateway Plaza
Sackville Street
S70 2RD

01226 290017