Our dental clinic looks after our local families – from toddlers to seniors – and welcomes children from their very first dental visit. Early childhood dentistry establishes a healthy foundation for your little one’s smile.
According to the Australian Dental Association, children should have their first dental visit around the time their first tooth erupts, or by age one.
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
First dental exams are as much about evaluating the health of your child’s teeth and gums as it is to educate parents about what to expect as their child grows and to answer any questions they have about their child's oral health.
We make kids’ first visits fun by taking them for a ride in the chair and helping them become familiar with our dental team and with the dental clinic.
We enjoy partnering with parents to keep your family’s littlest smiles healthy and happy.
- Nutritional counselling
- Habits such as thumb sucking and soothers
- Home hygiene demonstration
- Bottle use
- Cavity prevention
We use language that your child will understand and avoid any scary terms. Our gentle dentists always work at your child’s pace and never force treatment or go beyond your child’s attention span.
Caring for Your Child’s Teeth at Home
Children will need assistance brushing and flossing their teeth until they develop the dedication and dexterity to manage it on their own.
- Use only a small smear of fluoride toothpaste
- Brush all surfaces of teeth, angling the bristles toward the gums
- Brush your child’s tongue gently
- Floss between all teeth and behind rear teeth
Having a healthy diet will help prevent decay and cavities, which is the most common childhood disease. Using only water in nighttime bottles and avoiding sugary snacks, juice and soft drinks will also protect oral health.
Dentistry for Your Growing Child
Regular dental appointments during childhood can mean a healthier smile as an adult. As with our adult patients, we customise the dentistry we provide and take a conservative approach to your kid’s dental treatment.
Although baby teeth fall out as a normal part of development, they are essential to developing healthy permanent teeth. Primary teeth provide a blueprint that offers guidance and reserves enough space for emerging teeth.
We provide children's dentistry services including:
- Regular dental cleanings
- Paediatric dental exams
- Fluoride treatment and fissure sealants
- Decay detecting x-rays
- Orthodontic evaluation
- Wisdom teeth evaluation
We love watching families grow and being a part of your children’s milestones.
We Welcome Families and Kids
If it’s time for your child’s first or regular dental appointment, we invite you to get in touch to arrange a dental exam with Dr Darren Scott, Dr Alexander Zogheb, Dr Sean Dersch, Dr Brendan Scott or Dr Emma Maxwell.
We look forward to seeing your smile.