Children's Dentist Sydney CBD
At Sydney CBD Dental, we believe dental care for children should start early – helping to set your kids up for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits.
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!
Call our friendly team on (02) 9232 3900 or make an appointment online.
When should dental care for children start?
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.
How to look after kids' teeth
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:
- brushing your child's teeth twice a day
- flossing between their teeth once a day
- avoiding too many sugary snacks and drinks
- making sure they drink plenty of water every day
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.
Time for a check-up? Talk to a kids dentist Sydney
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.