Regular check-ups with an experienced children's dentist combined with daily oral care can help to keep tooth decay at bay. We place a strong emphasis on prevention and education at our Sydney dental clinic, teaching kids and their parents how to take the best care of their teeth every day.
When children are used to visiting the dentist from a young age, they may be less likely to experience dental anxiety and more likely to keep up with their scheduled visits when they grow up. Schedule an appointment with our kids dentists today!
It's never too soon to start caring for children's teeth. At Sydney CBD Dental, we recommend that parents bring their kids with them to their check-ups from as early as 1 year of age. This helps to familiarise them with the clinical environment and to develop positive associations with our dental team.
Infants should see a paediatric dentist when their first tooth erupts, so we can evaluate the health of their gums and identify any possible problems as soon as possible. By the age of 2 and a half, kids will usually have all of their baby teeth and should be seeing a children's dentist regularly.
Regular check-ups give our dentists the chance to monitor the development of kids' teeth and jaws and to detect any problems that may need a minimally invasive treatment, such as a white filling to repair cavities. Around this time, we can also begin to apply fluoride treatments to help strengthen their teeth against plaque and tooth decay.
Dental care for children doesn't end at the dental clinic. It's vital that parents take care of their kids' teeth every day, helping to prevent tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.
Our dentists recommend:
Children may need help brushing their teeth until they reach the age of 7 or 8. You should brush their teeth using a small children's toothbrush and low-fluoride children's toothpaste from 18 months to 3 years of age, at which time they can switch to normal toothpaste.
When your children start to play sports, talk to our kids' dentists at Sydney CBD Dental to arrange a fitting for a custom mouthguard. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends custom-fitted mouthguards over products bought from stores to reduce the severity of injuries during contact sports and other activities.
If your child is due for their check-up, you're worried they might have a dental problem or you just want some professional advice, get in touch today on (02) 9232 3900 to talk to an experienced children's dentist in Sydney CBD.
We've created a friendly and welcoming environment at our George Street dental clinic, and we also offer sedation dentistry to help children who are nervous or uncooperative get the care they need.
Children should visit the dentist as soon as they have their first baby teeth, but bringing them along earlier can help them to get used to the dental environment. Children's early experiences can have a big impact on their lives, and at Sydney CBD Dental, we aim to make dentistry for children a positive experience.
Young children may feel more calm when they sit on their parent's lap during their check-up, but as they get older, we encourage parents to allow their children to go into the surgery unaccompanied. We believe that this helps to foster independence and helps kids to feel more comfortable with dental care.
We may recommend fissure sealants as a preventive treatment if we notice deep grooves on your child's teeth, where food and bacteria can easily get trapped and may be difficult to remove. Our dentists can apply fissure sealants to fill in these grooves and lower your child's risk of dental problems. This treatment is minimally invasive and does not require any injections.
Just because primary teeth (baby teeth) are going to fall out eventually, that doesn't mean they can be ignored! If any of these teeth experience decay or become infected, this may affect the development of the permanent tooth below, as well as causing pain and discomfort. Brushing their baby teeth every day will also get children used to taking care of their permanent teeth as they grow up.
We recommend that children visit the dentist every 6 months. This gives our paediatric dentists the chance to monitor their oral health and orthodontic development and to respond faster if we spot signs of a problem. However, the ideal time interval for appointments always depends on your child's individual needs.
Modern dental x-rays are safe for children and adults, as they produce very little radiation. We take steps to minimise children's exposure by only taking x-rays when they are strictly necessary and using lead aprons and high-speed film.
Under the Australian Government's CDBS scheme, children aged 2 to 17 years may be entitled to receive up to $1,000 worth of basic dental services over a two-year period when visiting a children's dentist. This includes:
To find out if you are eligible for free children's dental care, call Medicare on 132 011 or visit the Department of Human Services website.
Find out more about dentistry for children or schedule an appointment with our family dentists at a time that fits your busy schedule.
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