At Toothsavers Dentists, we welcome the entire family and strive to help kids get off to a great start at the dental clinic. By creating fun, happy memories with the dentist at an early age, children gain a positive attitude about dentistry that will serve them for a lifetime.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
We typically start welcoming children around the age of three. This is when they begin to understand how to cooperate during a dental appointment. Their first dental appointment will be comfortable and focused on helping your little one become familiar with our dental clinic and team.
We will take your child for a ride in the chair and have a look inside their mouths while they sit on mom or dad’s lap. Our team will also have plenty of time to answer parent’s questions and share information about home hygiene habits, growth over the coming months and healthy food choices to promote strong teeth.
Your Growing Child’s Smile
Our preventive dentistry program is customised for kids, just like adults. As your child grows, we will integrate preventive dentistry treatments such as:
- Fluoride application
- Hygiene instruction
- Behaviour modification (soother use, thumb-sucking, bottle use)
- Nutritional advise
- Digital dental x-rays
Your child’s needs change as they grow, and our team takes a particular interest in providing effective paediatric dentistry for children of all ages.
Preventing Dental Caries (Decay)
Dental decay is one of the most common childhood diseases, though it is a preventable condition. Decay develops when bacteria soften the enamel that protects the teeth. Bacteria require fuel to reproduce, and sugar is the most readily accessible food source.
Brushing the teeth using fluoride toothpaste after consuming sugar will reduce the likelihood of developing decay. Avoiding sugary, starchy and acidic foods will also keep enamel healthy.
In many cases, our dentists detect decay visually. Routine dental x-rays will also assist with early diagnosis and make it possible to treat cavities while they are still small. We use digital dental x-rays, which emit up to 80 per cent less radiation than traditional radiography.
If decay develops, our team of dentists are all committed to providing anxiety-free, gentle children’s dentistry in our Mount Annan dental clinic. We work at each child’s pace, using language that is non-threatening and compassionate, so children remain calm and relaxed.
We use tooth-coloured fillings to repair cavities, which will have a minimum impact on the appearance of your child’s smile.
We Welcome Children and Families
Our patients enjoy the convenience of a dental practice that welcomes every member of the family.
We provide family and children’s dentistry for Mount Annan, Narellan Vale, Blairmount, Currans Hill and the surrounding neighbourhoods. We welcome your call and look forward to meeting each member of your family at your first visit to Toothsavers Dentists.