Our practice offers a full range of dental services for infants, children and adolescents. Services include general dental maintenance and oral hygiene advice, restorative treatment, extractions, select orthodontic work, and custom-fitted mouthguards. Whilst we love seeing patients just for regular check-ups, we also specialise in complex cases where extensive treatment may be required, and/or where the patient is too young or too anxious to simply have the work done “in the chair”. In these rare cases treatment under general anaesthesia at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital can be arranged.
Below is a list of commonly asked questions, but should you require any further information please do not hesitate in contacting the surgery.
The short answer is “First visit by first birthday.” The idea of such early dental visits is still surprising to many new parents. However, studies have shown that cavities are increasing in preschool-aged children. Recent studies suggest that more than 1 in 4 children has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many kids get cavities as early as age 2.
To prevent early childhood cavities, parents first have to find out their child’s risk of developing cavities. They also need to learn how to manage diet, hygiene and fluoride to prevent problems.
Prevention is the best approach to dentistry and we therefore encourage you to bring your child in for regular check-ups. Such visits will reduce the cost that you may need to spend on your child’s teeth in the future.
At Newcastle Dental Care we believe it is in everyones best interest to ensure that your child has a pleasant experience so that they will have a positive image of the dental surgery which will make future treatments easier. We will talk with you about your child’s overall oral health, including development, teething and your child’s bite. We will also discuss soft tissues such as gums and cheeks, oral habits such as sucking and factors that affect the risk of cavities, such as diet, hygiene practices and fluoride use.
Your child’s baby teeth are very important for eating a good diet, jaw growth, appearance, speech and most importantly, to keep the spacing for their adult teeth. It is important that your child’s baby teeth are looked after well despite the fact that these teeth will be replaced by adult teeth. Baby teeth may be lost early as a result of tooth decay.
Early diagnosis and corrective treatment of irregular growth can help improve not just your childs appearance but most importantly the function of the mouth and surrounding structures