Children’s Dentistry Maroubra

When Should My Child’s First Dental Visit Be?

Great dental care begins early and we recommend your child visits with you during your regular appointments starting from age 1-2 to get them used to us and start building up trust. It may take several visits for them to feel comfortable enough to open their mouths or allow our dentists to look around with a mirror. Your child will sit on your lap in the chair and we’ll work with their comfort levels. We’ll never force them to do anything they’re not comfortable with. By beginning their dental visits early in life, we can provide all the information and professional care needed to avoid many common dental problems. This increases the chances of your child growing up with a healthy mouth.

How Often Should My Child Visit the Dentist?

Most children will need to see a dentist every six months for checkups and professional cleanings. Regular dental visits allow our dentist to monitor their dental health and the development of their teeth and jaws. If any dental problems do develop, we can treat them, often more quickly and more comfortably and before your child experiences discomfort or pain. We also assess every child’s risk of dental disease. If we think your child is more at risk, we may suggest they see us more frequently so we can monitor their oral health more closely.

What if my Child is Nervous About Visiting the Dentist?

Here at Dental Serenity Maroubra, we all love seeing children and treat them as if they were our own. We all work hard to help a nervous child relax and overcome their fears and to ensure every visit is a positive and enjoyable experience. This is well worth the effort as every positive visit helps them to grow up without fears or phobias so they can enjoy all the benefits of great dental health.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can teach your child and our aim is to ensure you are confident in implementing a preventive program for your family.

During your child’s early stages of life, it’s important for us to prevent and treat problems that may occur as your child grows. We suggest that you bring your child to visit us early, ideally the first visit should be around two years of age; but of course if you have any concerns before this time, we suggest you contact our practice immediately.

One of the many benefits of early visits is that your child will become familiar with our surroundings and our staff, making their visits to us a fun, enjoyable and exciting experience.

During these visits we’ll monitor the eruption of the teeth and the jaw growth. If we have concerns about you child’s cleaning habits or jaw development it can often be highly beneficial if we address this early. We’ll also educate you and your child about the importance of daily care and explain why it is necessary that you assist your child in cleaning their teeth until they are around seven.

Dentistry for children is an important part of the service that we provide. The major part of this service involves educating you and your child on the importance of life long dental care.

For more information, please call us on (02) 9349 2296 or visit us at Office 5, Level 1/822 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035.