Children's Dentistry / Paediatric Dentistry
The branch of dentistry specializing in children's dentistry is known as Paediatric Dentistry. At Smilefocus our goal from your child's very first visit is to encourage a positive attitude towards dental care in you and your children, for life.
Your child's first dental visit should be around their 1st birthday unless you notice a problem. Everything is smaller in their mouths and therefore special consideration is needed. It is important to begin good oral hygiene habits early and brushing should begin as soon as you see the first tooth. Be mindful that children have no preconceived ideas about visiting the dentist and have no reason to be fearful. (Parents take note: Keep your childhood dental trauma stories to yourselves.)
Our children's dentists have more than 35 years between them of treating children, including traumatised children and children with special needs. More about our Children's Dentist.
Visiting the dentist should be a relaxed, and even a fun, experience, so at Smilefocus we have special areas for the kids where they can enjoy x-box games, TV, toys and books. The dentists' rooms all have TVs to distract and entertain as well. Remember, regular visits to the dentist are important to encourage and reinforce life-long habits to maintain good dental health.
There are a number of helpful do's and don'ts to assist you in introducing your child to the dentist in a positive way
Dental Decay in Children
Children are lucky in that there are fantastic treatment options available to them. For example, fissure sealants are a way of covering and protecting the tooth to prevent decay. It is a pain-free and simple method of protecting the chewing teeth which are most prone to decay. Go back to Smilefocus Dental Clinic Homepage