Thorough, educational and gentle dentistry for children
Children’s Dentist Bundaberg
We understand it can be difficult to get children to visit the dentist, however our team is experienced in children’s dentistry. We make dentistry fun and educational for children, by offering a caring and exciting environment.
When should my child first see the dentist?
It’s important to bring your child to the dentist after their first tooth erupts through and before the age of two. You should bring your child to the dentist every six months, as it’s the recommended frequency for all ages.
Keeping baby teeth healthy and clean is important as they are responsible for getting the jaw ready for adult teeth and also help with speech and chewing abilities.
The benefits of children’s dentistry
Detect dental issues before they worsen
Prevent baby tooth decay
Children’s fluoride treatments
Detection of orthodontic problems early
Children learn to feel comfortable at the dentist
Tips to prepare your child for their dental appointment
As a parent there are many important steps to do in order to ready your child for their first dental appointment. This includes the following:
Never mention any negative feelings about the dentist
Never mention dental pain or fear
Read your child story books or puzzles about dentistry
Tell them why it’s important to maintain a healthy smile
Bring them along for your dental check-up
Make sure to book an early dental appointment, as your child is more alert and not tired
Arrive at the dentist early to allow your child to settle into the new environment
Mention the dentist frequently to your child prior to the appointment
Have you heard about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) helps to assist with basic dental treatments over two years for eligible children. Eligible children are between 2-17 years of age and is applicable for Medicare to receive the Family Tax Part A of another relevant Australian Government payment.
Please speak to our team at van der Walt Dental or visit the CDBS page for more information.
Children’s dentistry in Bundaberg
Bring your child along for a dental appointment at van der Walt Dental as we love taking care of the little smiles and ensuring they grow up with a healthy, happy smile. Your child’s dental health is important to us, so book in for an appointment today.
Ask a Question or Book an Appointment
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