When should I bring my child for the first dental visit?
Children should visit a Dental Professional by their first birthday. Children who have established a “dental home” early are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. They are also more comfortable and relaxed at the dentist as they get familiar with the environment and the people dealing with them.
How often should my Child visit the Dentist?
It is recommended that your child visit the dentist every 6 to 12 months depending on their risk to dental decay.
Establishing good habits early, both dietary and hygiene, will offer the best chance for a decay-free childhood. Children respond very well to routine and repetition. Introducing them to the dental environment early will allow us to develop, trust and eliminate the fears and anxieties most our patients’ parents had as children.
Preparing your child for their first visit
Our aim is to make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be prepared by yourself prior to their first visit so that they are somewhat familiar with our practice and procedures that will occur on the day, we advise you take our tour with your child so they are familiar with our surgery and our Staff.
Please download our Welcome Pack for more important information on your Childs first visit!
It is our primary goal to make each visit pleasant and comfortable and our entire staff is dedicated to making your child’s visit fun. It is always easier to prevent problems than to have to do corrective treatment and it must be our united objective to work together for your child’s best interests. Each child is different and we will treat your child according to their individual needs and with input from their parents.
You can contact us on (02) 9810 3044 for more information.