At Sharrow Dental, we believe that prevention is better than cure, which is why we work so hard to promote this into our young generation of patients. It’s important for children to attend the Dentist as soon as their milk teeth start to appear. By having regular check-ups as soon as possible, we can ensure that any problems can be identified from an early stage and promote excellent oral health that will last well into adulthood.

Coming to the dentist can be an intimidating experience for a young child. We work extremely hard to create an environment that is friendly and relaxed for a child to have their first experiences of the dental clinic and staff. If we start out in life with a positive experience of dentistry than that relationship will hopefully stay that way throughout life, and you will retain a positive outlook with regards to teeth and oral health.

Why Should Children Visit the Dentist?

We invite children to be seen at the practice from as early as 6 months of age, around the time that they have their first teeth emerging from the gums. These early appointments will be important to familiarise kids with the nurses, dentists, smells and surroundings as well as focusing on delivering prevention messages to kids and parents/guardians regarding sugars and brushing habits. Our dentists will teach your child how to brush and care for their teeth to ensure that they carry out healthy habits from an early age.

Even when children are being seen on a regular basis by their orthodontist it is important to attend for regular check-ups.

How Much Does Children’s Dentistry Cost in Chelmsford?

All general dentistry services provided for under 18s is free of charge under the NHS and we have developed a reputation for doing right by our child patients to set them up for adulthood. We deliver NHS orthodontic services in the practice, so we benefit from a great relationship with the orthodontic team to monitor the developing teeth, mouth and the way that the teeth come together.

Book Your Child’s Dentist Appointment Today

It’s never too early to start bringing your child to the dentist and to create healthy habits from an early age! From more information on our children’s dental services in Chelmsford and to book an appointment, please call Sharrow Dental on 01245 354046 to speak to a friendly member of the team.

Our general dental services include the following services:


I have sensitive teeth. What can I do?

You can try using a toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth. Rub a little toothpaste into the sensitive area when going to bed as it helps protect the surface.

Try to avoid strongly acidic foods and drinks and wait at least an hour after eating before brushing as this could cause even more sensitivity. Grinding your teeth can also increase sensitivity and a mouth guard maybe necessary.

If the pain continues, speak to your dental team and they may be able to offer further care to reduce your symptoms. A number of things can cause sensitivity and your dental team will be able to identify these and advise the correct care.

Dry mouth can be a symptom of many different problems and can happen as you get older. Quite often it is a side effect of medication – especially heart, blood pressure and depression tablets.

If you have a dry mouth, this can be very uncomfortable and it can make eating certain foods very difficult.

Many prescription medicines can cause a dry mouth, if you are taking any regular medication from your doctor, it may be worth discussing these symptoms with him to see if there is an alternative that does not have the same side effects.

If you think that you are suffering with a dry mouth, you should discuss this with your dental team. They may recommend one of the many products that are available over-the-counter to help to alleviate this problem.

If you are unhappy with your dental treatment, the first thing to do is always approach the Sharrow dental practice manager with your concerns. This can either be done by telephone or letter.  Explain your concerns and what you would like the ideal solution to be. In most cases we will be able to solve the problem together with your dentist.

Contact details for the practice manager:


Address:          Practice Manager,

Sharrow Dental Practice,

Moulsham Street,




If you are still not happy, you might need to seek a second opinion from another dentist for which they may make a charge.

There are advice numbers for complaints in the UK: telephone 03000 683 000 or for private complaints call 0208 253 0800.

In severe cases where you feel the dentist has been negligent the General Dental Council, the dentist’s regulatory body may accept a complaint. They can be contacted through or by calling 0207 167 6000.

It is important to do your research and familiarise yourself with the process in the country you are looking at having the treatment, as well as speaking about it with your dentist here first. The things you need to think about are:


Many people who are going abroad are looking for more advanced (higher cost) procedures which are more likely to result in complications. No matter how skilled the clinician, there is always a risk of treatment failure. If complications do arise once you are home, it will not always be easy to return to the clinic that provided the treatment, especially if there is an infection. Your insurance may not cover the travel costs involved in returning to the clinic, especially if you wish to return with a partner or friend.


Procedures such as crowns, bridges, veneers and implants are not easily carried out rapidly. Expertise and time are essential to achieving a good outcome. For instance, to achieve a perfect bite, the patient can require repeat visits and a series of adjustments. This may not be possible if the dentist is abroad.

Language barriers

It is always important that your clinician can communicate with you and explain the treatment provided and recommendations for post-surgical care. This is always more difficult when English is not the first language of your practitioner. He or she needs to know exactly what you want and you need to know exactly what you are getting. Problems and complaints often arise from communication issues.

Varying standards and approaches

Different countries have a different concept of aesthetic beauty. For example, in the USA very white and even teeth are thought attractive, whereas in the UK we prefer a more natural smile. There are also varying clinical standards and while in the UK, dentists are more likely to save a tooth, in some countries, dentists may be more ready to extract. Not all countries have the same high standards of cross-infection control, and in developing countries there can be a higher incidence of infectious diseases.

Calculate costs

Many of those considering travelling abroad believe that private dentistry in the UK is not affordable. However, sometimes this is based on an assumption. It is advisable to talk to a number of dental practices, check prices and ascertain if they have a payment plan in place. This can help spread treatment costs, making treatment both affordable and accessible.

Liv Rutland

Chelmsford, Essex

Sorry it has taken me this long to write a review but I just want to thank Ian so much for my teeth. I had a brace put on and I was quite nervous throughout the whole procedure as I don’t feel totally comfortable whenever I go to the dentist, however Ian was always so professional and confident that I knew I was in safe hands. He is also very honest so you know what result you can achieve and what you can’t which I think is really important. I am so pleased with my teeth now the brace is off and I would 100% recommend!! thank you Ian & Sharrow.

Emini Jaggan

Chelmsford, Essex

Sharrow has been very warm and welcoming – good services all round. Mr Clough has been very meticulous in his treatment – very patient. Taking his time with everything he has done. I have recommended several people to his clinic and I hope they take my advice. Happy and comfortable with the service and my mouth is back to normal! So far so good! Thank you

Roger Watling

Chelmsford, Essex

Truly great dentist, it’s no accident that my family, my daughter’s husband and now his family now go there. Having had bad experiences in my early life , I’m so glad I found them and can only deduce that they only take on dentist who are a. fantastic at their job, b. very empathetic to those who have had bad experiences.

Abbie Crabtree

Chelmsford, Essex

I’m a very nervous patient. I’m absolutely petrified of dentists but this one I feel so comfortable at. They are absolutely amazing with me and I’d recommend to anyone who’s also nervous this is the surgery for you. Everyone is so lovely and welcoming. Thank you so much sharrows. 10/10 x

Bernie Dawson

Chelmsford, Essex

Absolutely wonderful service!

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