Children’s dentistry in South Morang
Being the preferred dentists providing children dentistry in South Morang, Bundoora, Mill Park, Mernda, Doreen, Lalor and surrounding areas we recommend that once your child turns two, it’s important to have an oral health assessment and make them familiar with the dentist. Dental @ Central South Morang has experienced dentists and team members who will assist you to make sure that your child’s first dental experience is smooth and comfortable as much as possible.
The first visit
Your child will be introduced to our dental clinic with care and compassion as well as it will help them to get used to the dentist’s chair. During your child’s first visit, all the dental and medical history are reviewed followed by diet and hygiene practices to understand that your child is on the right track. Parents have always chosen Dental @ Central South Morang as a preferred spot for children dentistry in South Morang, Bundoora, Mill Park, Mernda, Doreen, Lalor and other surrounding areas as they also learn about their children’s growth, development and dental care.
The initial consultation usually involves a visual inspection and a fun game where our dentists check and count the child’s teeth using a dental mirror. Our dentists will patiently respond to all the queries and concerns creating a gentle, positive experience accompanied tons of fun time. Dental @ Central South Morang believes that initial dental visit is more about creating an experience rather than just about checking for cavities.
As the first visit is all about laying the foundation for positive dental visits over the course of your child’s lifetime, our approach at your child’s first dental visit will be customised as some children can be more curious or anxious compared to others.
Regular check-ups are an important part of your child’s healthy smile. Routine visits to us will help us to check any dental problems at an early stage and treat them conservatively. Their oral health can be maintained with daily home care consisting of brushing and flossing and regular preventative care.
How to prepare your child for their first visit
Most of the time, children grasp anxiety or stress from parents. We advise the parents to keep the mood light hearted and if your child has any concerns, they can be explained on how important regular dental visits are to keep a healthy smile lifelong. Parents should avoid words such as ‘pain, painful treatments, injections, drills’. Our experience says that educational cartoons such as Peppa Pig (especially “The Dentist” episode) helps a lot. They can be gradually informed for their upcoming dental visit at least 2 weeks before.
Healthy dental routine at home
We have long list of happy smiles by creating a healthy habit of brushing their teeth at least twice a day. We advise parents to help their children to brush their teeth with right technique till they turn seven or eight.
Parents should assist their children on how to brush with a small, circular action while keeping the toothbrush angled at 45 degrees towards the gum line. Dental @ Central South Morang also advices to maintain a habit of flossing once the teeth are touching – usually between the ages of two and three.
Kids love a good routine so try to have teeth cleaning take place at the same time each day – for example after breakfast, and just before bed. Is your child eligible for Child Dental Benefits Schedule? Click here to find out OR Click Book Now to schedule your child in today!