KIDS / children's dentist
YOUR KIDS #1 FAVOURITE DENTIST
The children that come through our studio always say, ‘This is the best dentist, when are we coming back?’.
FREE KIDS DENTAL
We can check if your child is eligible for the Child Medicare Benefit Scheme, give us a call to book an appointment and ask us to check for you. We look forward to seeing you and your little munchkin!
No tears, just clean teeth & happy little smiles!
We're all about creating a super positive and fun experience!
Brisbane Children's Dentist
Caring For Little People & Little Teeth
At Enamel, we are determined to create a fun, child-friendly environment that will leave a good impression for kids and teach them the importance of good oral health.
If it is your child’s first time visiting a dentist it’s crucial that they have a super positive and fun experience!
Our dental studio is child friendly and we have different methods to help kids feel more comfortable such as:
- showing cartoons on the TV during procedures;
- having a fun play room with various children’s activities for all ages;
- utilising incentives they won’t hesitate coming back to the dentist.
When required we can also offer Happy Gas or other relaxation options to help make your child’s visit as pleasant as possible.
Qualified Paediatric Dentists
For their first visit, our qualified paediatric dentists will check the health of the child’s first teeth, and any potential alignment issues.
From there we are able to educate your child that dental care is essential to not only to avert decay or abnormalities but to develop good habits and monitor the growth of their teeth.
Feel free to contact us on (07) 3841 6641 or email [email protected] if you have any further concerns or questions regarding your child’s dental health.
The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. This visit gives your child an opportunity to meet the dentist in a non-threatening and friendly way.
Some dentists may ask you, as the parent, to sit in the dental chair and hold the child during the exam. Or in some cases, you may also be asked to simply sit in the room during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and your dentist.
During the exam, your dentist will check all of your child’s existing teeth for decay, examine your child’s bite, and look for any potential problems with the gums, jaw, and oral tissues. If indicated, the dentist or hygienist will clean any teeth and assess the need for fluoride. He or she will also educate parents about oral health care basics for children and discuss dental developmental issues and answer any questions.
Topics your dentist may discuss with you might include:
- Good oral hygiene practices for your child’s teeth and gums and cavity prevention
- Fluoride needs
- Oral habits (thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking)
- Developmental milestones
- Proper nutrition
You will be asked to complete medical and health information forms concerning the child during the first visit. Please come prepared with the necessary information.
It is generally recommended that a child be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes in.
The dentists at Enamel Dental Studio like to have children visit the clinic every 6 months to build up the child’s comfort and confidence level in visiting the dentist, to monitor the development of the teeth, and promptly treat any developing problems at this important stage of their oral health development.
There isn’t a set procedure for when to start dental X-rays. Some children who may be at higher risk for dental problems (for example, those prone to baby bottle tooth decay or those with cleft lip/palate) will have X-rays taken earlier than others.
Usually, most children will have had X-rays taken by the age of 5 or 6. As children begin to get their adult teeth around the age of 6, X-rays play an important role in helping your dentist to see if all of the adult teeth are growing in the jaw, to look for bite problems, and to determine if teeth are clean and healthy.
We understand that in some cases children can be particular anxious. Where treatment is required, we can offer the use of happy gas for sedation and analgesia (pain-free) to maximise your child’s comfort. Your dentist will advise available options during your child’s dental visit.
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