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Children’s Dental Care

We love helping children, from toddlers to teens. When they visit us, your child will be relaxed and comfortable—and you’re free to join them every step of the way.

Why Choose Us?

Little girl in dentist chair giving a thumbs upGood oral hygiene is important in the early years, so we’ll make sure that your child has a positive dental experience, where they feel welcome, safe, relaxed and special.

Our goal at Total Dental Care is to give your child a beautiful, healthy and confident smile. We want your child to be part of the cavity-free generation! At their visits, we’ll discuss the following:

  • Tips on healthy diet like avoiding lollies and sugary drinks.
  • Brushing techniques.
  • Tap water contains fluoride which protect the teeth.
  • Fluoride treatments if necessary.
  • Fissure sealants if there’s a high risk of cavities developing.
  • Importance of regular dental check-ups throughout their life.

What Age Should Children Start Seeing A Dentist?

Your child’s first check-up should be around the first birthday. This is approximately six months after their first tooth has erupted. Caring for your child’s teeth early is important because studies show that most pre-school aged children have already got cavities that could have been avoided.

The purpose of the age 1 dental visit is to learn about your child’s oral health and how to best care for your child’s unique needs before any problems occur.

3 Tips to Help Your Child Look Forward To The Dentist

  1. When talking to your child or around your child about dentists, be positive. Children learn a lot from the beliefs of their parents.
  2. Bring your child into the dental practice just to have a look around prior to their appointment, or bring them with you when you or an older sibling is having a dental appointment so they can see what happens. Informal visits help to familiarise them with the surroundings.
  3. Arrive early for your child’s appointment. You don’t want to be in a rush, adding stress to the situation. By arriving five minutes early, your child can become familiar with the surroundings.

Infant looking up

First Examination

The first examinations are a quick look using a dental mirror. Counting the teeth and looking for signs of decay will occur. As your child’s confidence grows, your dentist will carry out a more thorough examination. Depending on your child’s needs, we’ll schedule a future check-up, which is usually in 12 months’ time.

FAQ

How our paediatric dentists different from other dentists?

All dental specialists begin by completing dental school and continue their education with several years of additional, specialised training. During his training in paediatric dentistry, Dr Mark Mann obtained considerable knowledge and experience in treating infants, children and teens.

Paediatric dentists like Mark, enjoy working with children and. Because our dental office is geared towards young patients, children of all ages will receive gentle dental care in our fun and friendly environment.

What will take place during my child’s first visit to the dentist?

The initial appointment is typically brief and simple. In most cases, our focus is on getting to know your child and providing you with some basic information about their dental care. Mark will assess the placement and health of your child’s teeth and look for any potential problems with the gums and jaw.

If necessary, we may clean your child’s teeth. We also will answer any questions you have about caring for your child’s smile.

Why do baby teeth need special care?

You may be wondering why baby teeth are important as they don’t last as long as permanent teeth. Your child’s first teeth play a crucial role in development. While they’re in place, the primary teeth allow your child to speak, smile and chew properly.

Baby teeth also hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth. If a child loses a tooth too soon (due to damage or decay), adjacent teeth may encroach on that space, which can lead to crooked or misplaced permanent teeth. Your child’s oral health also can affect their overall general health.

When should I start using toothpaste to clean my child’s teeth?

Once your child has a few teeth, you can start putting toothpaste on their brush. Use only a very small amount (like the size of a pea) for each cleaning. Make sure you choose toothpaste without fluoride for children under two, as too much fluoride can be dangerous for young children.

Be sure that your child rinses and spits out the toothpaste after brushing. You should brush your children’s teeth until you see that they’re ready to take on that responsibility. That typically takes place by age 6 or 7.

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Children’s Dentistry Maroubra, Kingsford NSW (02) 9344 4433