Your child’s first visit to the dentist shouldn’t be a scary experience. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a special effort to use child friendly, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office.
Preventing Tooth Decay with Regular Checkups
Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason — many children and adolescents do not practice regular, good oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines combined with regular dental visits help keep tooth decay away. Your child should visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep teeth their strongest.
It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.
Although placing a child on the dental chair sounds difficult, our real goal is not only to check their teeth but also to encourage them to be familiar with the dentist chair.
Most people with dental phobia was due to the fact that they were traumatised as a child, and it scars them for their whole life. At our practice, we work hard to make sure the children are happy and comfortable on the chair, and when there is no fear, they are more likely to have routine dental visits through their whole life. If your child need dental treatments, our TV monitor can really distract them by playing a movie they like or simply ABC for kids if they’re used to watching it!!
Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme
Under the scheme each eligible child aged 2-17 years are covered for $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period. Please contact us to see if your child is eligible.