At Dental Avenue Maroubra we aim to make your child’s visit to the dentist as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
We recommend that your child has their first dental check-up before they are 24 months old. The journey to a life of healthy teeth and gums starts even before your child needs to go to the dentist. The relationship between your child and their dentist is one built on trust and understanding. Discussing your own dental visits with your child helps to dispel the myths and stereotypical “fears” associated with dentistry. If they see you smiling after a dental visit, they are likely to do the same!
Tooth decay (cavities) are the number one most commonly occurring dental disease among children. This leads to children experiencing toothaches in high numbers, missing days from school, and experiencing overall discomfort. By bringing your child to the dentist for regular check-ups, we will be able to remove the plaque and bacteria that can lead to cavities in the first place as well as educate them about good oral hygiene and dietary suggestions that can minimise the need for extensive dental restoration.
We offer for you to be with your child every step of the way in their appointment and when establishing their oral health program. We offer education to both you and your child about how to care for their teeth and gums. Strong oral care from birth is highly important. Looking after a newborn’s gums with the appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste helps to minimise the potential risk of cavities later in life. Showing your child how to brush their teeth is imperative. It is best to do it for them to make sure that all areas are cared for until they are capable themselves. This will help them understand the importance of oral health as well.
If your child is involved in an accident in the playground or on the sporting field, make an appointment as soon as possible at Dental Avenue Maroubra so we can help address the damage caused. Although a child’s first teeth are not permanent, they play an important role in the development of the succeeding adult teeth. Whilst they are in place, they help your child speak and chew properly, providing facial structure and holding the space in place for permanent teeth when they are ready to erupt. If your child loses a tooth due to damage or from decay, it may cause the other teeth to shift into the space which can result in displacement of permanent teeth, resulting in long-term effects on dental structure.