An Experienced Children’s Dentist in Brisbane
Our practice loves to see children.
Ways to make your child’s visit enjoyable
The child’s first visit is important for several reasons. In many instances, it is the child’s first experience with dentistry; in some cases, the child has had a previous unpleasant experience.
To help us make your child’s first visit the most positive experience, you can explain to the child that the dentist wants to be a friend and help care for his or her teeth. For example, you could say, “At the first visit the dentist will count your teeth, clean them with a special, tickling toothbrush, and take some pictures of your mouth.” Never tell a child that the dentist will not hurt, as this may have never entered the child’s mind, but rather, that the dentist will be very gentle.
General checkups and emergency care alike
Emergency problems will be dealt with first, and if your child is in pain, we will do our best to alleviate it.
If there are no emergency problems, we will examine your child’s mouth (lips, cheeks, tongue, floor of the mouth, tonsil area, hard and soft palate), check the growth and development of the head, and check the teeth and gums.
We will evaluate any tongue, lip, cheek, or thumb habit that may influence the development of attractive teeth.
After this has been completed, we will then explain to you what we have found and give you options for treatment.
Because this first visit is easy and enjoyable, it helps to overcome many of the fears that the child may have been feeling and makes the next treatment easier for all.
Contact us to discuss your child’s visit or make an appointment
Your little one’s first visit to the dentist could be nerve wracking whether they’re getting a general check up or orthodontics, so it’s important to take steps to alleviate the anxiety. Speak to one of our reception staff to discuss tactics for how to make their visit more enjoyable, or to book an appointment at our Paddington clinic. We’re here to help residents of Ashgrove, Paddington, Milton and beyond achieve healthier, happier smiles.