Newcastle Dental Care offers a full range of children’s dentistry services. Covering your child from infancy all the way to adolescence and beyond, we have crafted a practice that combines premium methods with friendly, calming service, to put even the most nervous patient at ease.
Our services include general maintenance and oral hygiene, along with extractions, restorative treatment, extractions, select orthodontics, and the fitting of top-quality mouthguards. We combine day-to-day service with an ability to cover complex procedures and ailments – including those involving general anaesthesia, which we can arrange at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital.
Q: When should my child first visit the Dentist?
A: In short, the answer is to schedule your first visit around your child’s first birthday. This is due to a number of reasons, one of them being increasing numbers of cavities among pre-school children. Up to one in four children will have at least one cavity by the age of four, as evidenced by a recent study, with many occurring before age 2. As a result of this, parents must be aware of the risk, and mitigate it with proper diet, hygiene, and fluoride applications.
Q: Why should I bring my child to the dentist?
A: As with many elements of medicine, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Bringing your child in for check-ups can prevent issues, and save money, in later years.
Q: What can I expect when I visit with my child?
A: We go to great lengths to provide an environment that is pleasant and enjoyable for children. This ensures that their visits are not met with resistance next time, and keeps them enthusiastic about dental hygiene.
We will chat with you at length about oral health for children. This includes developmental issues, any potential problems with teething, their bite, gum and cheek growth, habits such as thumb sucking, and methods of proper management of your child’s oral health.
Q: Why is your child’s dental health and baby teeth important to their overall health?
A: A child’s teeth are vital. They ensure they are eating properly, that jaw growth progresses as it should, that their speech will not be affected, and lays a good foundation for the spacing of their adult teeth.
For any other queries about children’s dentistry from Newcastle Dental Care, please contact us.
Newcastle is the second-largest urban centre in New South Wales, lying in the east of the state on the coast of the Tasman Sea. A major coal port, Newcastle is the gateway to the green stretch of the Hunter Valley, and hosts thousands of tourists each year visiting its wineries and eateries.