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Children’s Dental Care at My Dental Moments

Dr Karen with little boy in dental chairYou already take your child to the paediatrician on a regular basis to check that they’re growing, developing and staying healthy. Have you considered that it’s equally important to take them to the dentist? Setting them up for good oral health early in life can have positive effects on their entire wellbeing. They’ll be empowered to take care of their teeth and gums and won’t develop dental fears that can be common in adults.

Feeling Comfortable at Our Practice

We recommend that you bring your child in from a young age. They can accompany an older sibling or a parent to their appointments with us to become familiar with our environment. When it’s time to start their own checkups, usually around when their first teeth erupt, they’ll know what to expect and feel at ease with our team.

What We Can Do for Your Child

There are many solutions that we offer for children’s dentistry West Ryde:

  • Fissure sealants to protect the back molars from decay
  • Crowns to cover damaged teeth
  • Splints for night grinding and clenching

Perhaps the most essential part of what we’ll do is talk to your child about oral hygiene habits. They’ll be educated on how to brush, floss and foods to avoid so that their smile stays healthy for life. Any potential problems can be identified and addressed early on so that they can have pain-free, no-stress care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do children need to have checkups?

Just like adults, we recommend that kids come in twice per year, every six months, to have a checkup and clean. This frequency ensures that they can’t develop serious dental problems that will be costly or complex to take care of.

How often do children need to have checkups?

You should bring your child in shortly after their first teeth erupt. We’ll get a look at their teeth and give them a “ride” in the dental chair. Though it’s a brief visit, it sets them up to be comfortable in our practice and allows us to make sure everything looks as it should.

What if my child feels scared of the dentist?

We love working with kids. Every member of our team understands how important it is to make their dental appointments a fun, enjoyable experience. We’ll keep a positive, inviting atmosphere while they’re with us. Furthermore, we’ll never force them to do anything they don’t feel ready for. By bringing them in early in life, particularly during a parent or sibling’s appointments with us, they will feel used to us and look forward to their visits.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides $1000 in basic dental care every two years for eligible children. Are you wondering if your child is eligible? Contact us today!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Children’s Dentist West Ryde NSW | 02 9807 1087