Our office begins seeing children at a young age to promote a healthy foundation for great dental health right from the start. We also work with parents on techniques and education, so that they have the tools to succeed when it comes to oral care for their kids.
Your Child’s First Visit
At your child’s first visit, we will help familiarise them with our dental office, so they feel completely comfortable. We will show them their teeth in the mirror, take them for a ride in the chair, and perhaps clean their teeth.
We believe all great dental health begins with an excellent preventive routine. That is why we work with parents to create a successful home care regimen including brushing and flossing, avoiding sugary treats and eating a healthy diet to promote comfortable teeth and gums.
We complement excellent home care with routine examinations and cleans. If necessary, we can also offer additional preventive treatments such as fluoride and fissure sealants to keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong.
Dental sealants are made of clear coatings applied to your child’s teeth to prevent decay. If your child is at high risk for decay or has particularly deep grooves in their teeth, we can apply dental sealants to keep food and bacteria from settling in those grooves where brushing and flossing cannot reach.
Dental sealants are less expensive and less invasive than fillings. They can last for up to five years and can be replaced once they wear off.
For most kids, eventually, some type of dental treatment becomes necessary. We are both compassionate and gentle in our approach to treating children.
We know how important it is to make sure they are comfortable and do not experience dental anxiety. That is why when we treat children, we speak to them in terms they will understand and let them know what we will be doing. That way, their treatment is more effective and less scary.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Covers part or the full cost of some dental services for children if you get certain payments from us.
To get this your child must be:
- 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day that year
- Eligible for Medicare
- Getting a payment from us at least once a year, or have a parent getting a payment from us at least once a year.
- Read the full conditions under who can get it.
If you would like to arrange an appointment for your child, give us a call. We are pleased to provide you with excellent, personalised dental care.