The branch of dentistry specialising in children's dentistry is known as Paediatric Dentistry. Our goal from your child's very first visit is to encourage a life-long positive attitude towards dental care. Every trip to the dentist should be a fun and relaxed experience for every child. You can read more about our Children's Dentist, Dr Stephanie Salanitri. All our dentists are child-friendly and may be able to assist. Just ask our patient care staff when making your appointment.
Children from 1 years old should visit the dentist for six-monthly check-ups. Early identification of a problem can have a significant impact on the ease with which it is treated. We will make their first visit a fun experience and ensure your child is set-up for lifelong oral health.
We encourage parents to bring their children in for regular dental check-ups. Check-ups may include oral examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants (coatings to protect healthy teeth), x-rays, oral hygiene instructions, nutrition advice, and mouth guards (to help prevent sports injuries). By providing a dental care program to minimise tooth decay and cavities, we aim to give you and your child the tools to practice good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.
Many parents of children with special needs are anxious about how their child will cope with dental treatment. This anxiety can lead to parents not taking their children to the dentist. We have over 20 years experience of dealing with children with special needs and we will work with you on the best approach to make your child relaxed and comfortable throughout their appointment.