At Tewantin Dental Centre we believe dental care must start when children are young, so they can smile with vitality through youth and beyond.
At what age should my child start visiting the dentist?
We encourage bringing your children to see the dentist from as early as two years of age. This will ensure that we are able to build a quality relationship with your child and reduce the risk of any dental phobias they may have. This is important as fear of the dentist can lead to severe oral problems later in life as people with dental anxiety often avoid visiting the dentist at all costs.
Your child’s first dental experience
Here at Tewantin Dental Centre we aim to maintain our patients for life, which is why we always greet our patients with care and empathy. We will make your child’s first experience in the dental chair a positive one by providing an engaging and caring environment for dental education. With friendly and familiar faces and early education about oral hygiene, going to the dentist can become an enjoyable experience for children and a habit that will be continued into adult life.
Today’s care ensures their future smiles
From around the age of 5, children are placed on a regular preventive care program to maintain their oral hygiene for life. This process will involve monitoring their teeth for significant changes during development and ensuring that you, as the parent, stay knowledgeable when it comes to what can be expected from your child’s teeth later in life.
We recommend an early start for all of our patients and a regular visit to our hygienist every six months. This will ensure that your smile is looked after by a qualified clinician who knows precisely what to look for when it comes to disease, periodontitis and even oral cancer. Other than visiting our dental hygienist, regular cleans and fluoride treatments will prevent decay and the need for restorative treatment later in life.
Our oral hygienists will give your children oral hygiene and tooth brushing instructions. They may also provide suitable dietary advice where necessary to your child and yourself so that you can monitor their intake of foods that can affect their dental health. We push to preserve your child’s oral health, enable them to form a good relationship with the dental team and maintain a healthy, happy smile for life!