Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentist at Queanbeyan Dental Clinic

Providing Comprehensive & Gentle Dental Care for Every Child In our world, it is easy to forget to take care of ourselves, and this is especially the case when it comes to taking care of our teeth. From the moment a child’s teeth start growing, it is recommended that they are brought in for regular check-ups throughout their childhood.

Start Them Young

Early and frequent dental visits are important for establishing good habits and fostering healthy teeth and gums for life. Once those pearly whites start forming, it is a good idea to seek a professional’s opinion on a child’s teeth development.

Another way to ensure your child gets comfortable with seeing a dentist from a young age is to take them along to your own dental appointments. That way, they can observe what happens during mum and dad’s dental visits – show them that it isn’t scary and completely ordinary!

As soon as a child understands that everyone goes to the dentist, their own visit will be seen as normal and that there is no need for nerves.

At What Age Should a Child First See a Dentist?

As recommended by the Australian Dental Association, a child’s first dental visit should occur when their first tooth is visible, or when they turn one – whichever comes first.

This may seem early to some, but it is the ideal time to check and assess tooth enamel, gums, and tissue. Early check-ups allow the dentist to review the likelihood of future decay risk as well as look at potential issues that may affect cleaning and feeding.

Benefits Of Early Childhood Dental Visits

Be informed on how your child’s teeth are developing

By assessing the growth and development of your child’s teeth, we can uncover potential problems early on. Staying aware of teeth development allows you to introduce preventative dental care, alongside all-important dental appointments.

Get to know the dentist

The first few visits to a new dental practice are intended to be relaxed and informal. At Queanbeyan Dental Clinic, our goal is to make sure that your child is as comfortable as possible so they have a largely positive experience.

Prevent dental anxiety

When you first try something, there are usually feelings of unease, stress, and even fear. The Queanbeyan Dental Clinic team are dedicated to making your child’s first visits to the dentist positive and enjoyable. And if possible, we will avoid treating any issues in the initial appointments so that your child’s first memories of the dentist involves minimal stress.

What Do Children Dental Check-Ups Involve?

At Queanbeyan Dental Clinic, the goal of children dental check-ups is to detect problems in their early stages. By identifying tooth decay and other dental issues early, it enables us to provide treatment before the problem escalates, becoming more difficult to treat. During these check-ups, we thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums to determine overall oral health and look for potential areas of concern. A child’s dental visit may involve:
Apart from checking your child’s teeth, we aim to make each visit an educational experience. Our team will work out how to best communicate how and why we maintain good dental health in terms that your child can grasp. With parents, we discuss preventative dental care such as proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as food and beverages to be wary of (to prevent decay). You will leave our practice with the knowledge of how to navigate your child’s path towards having a lifetime of healthy teeth.

Book Your Child’s Dental Visit At Queanbeyan Dental Clinic

Queanbeyan Dental Clinic is committed to providing your child with the best dental care in Queanbeyan. We are conveniently located at 22 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan. Our practice is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday appointments are available by appointment for your convenience. Book an appointment with us today to discuss your children’s dental health. We are more than happy to give you the information you need to keep your child happy and healthy! Simply call our friendly team on 02 6297 3171orbook an appointment online