Children are precious and at the heart of every family. Looking after their health and future is a full-time job. We are here to help parents feel confident that their children’s smiles and oral health have a solid foundation. By starting little ones early with good habits and dental care, you are providing the ideal opportunity for a lifetime of healthy, comfortable smiles.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Perhaps one of the most crucial aspects of helping children gain a positive outlook about their oral health is eliminating the fear and anxiety surrounding their dental visits. We recommend that children come in with their parents for their routine check-up and clean appointments so we can show them around, introduce the team and help them feel comfortable when it is time for their own visits.
Engaging children’s curiosity by educating and demonstrating proper tooth brushing techniques and helping them accomplish the task will help kids develop muscle memory, though they will need assistance from parents until about age eight.
We also speak with parents about development and what to expect during the coming months as their children grow.
- Nutritional counselling – healthy foods for healthy teeth
- Habits – soothers and bottle use
- Prevention – decay and trauma
- Home habits – brushing and flossing
Beginning early with prevention can help kids avoid decay, one of the most common preventable childhood diseases.
Gentle Paediatric Dentistry
If the necessity arises for a filling or other restorative treatment, keeping children comfortable is essential to our team. Attention span and tolerance vary widely from child to child, even among similar age groups. We work with your child’s ability and never go beyond what they can comfortably tolerate.
Our dentists use a powerful topical anaesthetic before applying a local anaesthetic to the area and fill children’s teeth with tooth-coloured composite to retain their confidence in their smiles.
Dentistry for Growing Children
At Family Dental Group, we welcome patients of all ages and design treatment plans based on individual need – not on age or using general ideology. Every patient is different, including kids.
- Fluoride applications and fissure sealants add protection to enamel for children who are more prone to developing decay.
- Sports mouthguards protect active children from trauma during sporting activities and play.
- Bruxism nightguards keep children’s teeth healthy and comfortable for kids who grind their teeth.
We will recommend regular check-up and clean appointments based on what your child’s oral health requires. Typically, every six months is adequate to keep teeth and gums healthy.
We enjoy watching children grow and experience important milestones. Our dentists develop a rapport with kids that can last well into adulthood when they have their own children.
Contact us to arrange an appointment at our New Lambton or Swansea locations for each member of your family. Our dentists, Dr Ricardo Paez, Dr Maria Paez, Dr Neville Bo and Dr Jonathan Michael, have a special interest in keeping your family’s littlest smiles happy.