Paediatric dentistry

Dental care designed to have your child smiling throughout their treatment!

For children, these first visits to the dentist are a powerful time to help establish healthy oral habits for life. Our friendly team takes extra special care with our smallest patients to ensure that their visits to our practice are comfortable, cheerful and even fun!

Many lifelong dental fears and phobias are formed during childhood, which is why it is important that your child visits our practice from an early age to help forge positive associations with dental care from a young age. We have had extensive training in regards to paediatric dentistry and is an ideal choice if you are searching for a caring and compassionate dentist to care for your child’s smile.

Your child’s primary teeth play an important role in their overall development

It’s quite simple when you think about it – we use our mouth to talk, eat and showcase our emotions, and we learn all this during our first few years of life! Your child’s primary teeth allow your child to form words and learn to eat solid foods, the very foundations of our existence. This is why taking care of your child’s dental health from the beginning is vitally important.

Caring for your child’s smile

By the time your child is around 10 years of age, they should have developed a good oral health habit of brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing before bed. It is important if your child is involved in high-impact sport that they wear a mouthguard while they are active, as this helps protect not just their teeth, but also their neck, cranium and jaws from trauma associated with the mouth.

Our top tips for caring for your child’s smile…

  1. Avoid placing your child to bed with a bottle of any sugary drink- this includes all milk! Placing your child to bed with anything but a bottle of water can dramatically encourage the development of baby bottle tooth decay.
  2. Even if your child has not developed any teeth yet you can still care for their oral health. Simply dampen a clean cloth and gently wipe your baby’s gums to keep their developing smile clean.
  3. Schedule your child’s first appointment at our practice when their teeth begin to erupt. This should be around their second birthday.

Together we can help your child achieve optimal oral health for life!