Child Tooth Checkup
Tooth Checkup

Service Overview

We understand the importance of patient education at our dental clinic, so you can make informed decisions about your oral health. When you bring your children in to see us at a young age, we can ensure that you know how to keep their teeth clean and healthy with children dentistry service

Early dental visits mean we can address issues that might pop up, including tooth decay, thumb-sucking, and teeth grinding. It’s best if we can break bad habits early before they have an impact on permanent teeth.

Children's First Visit to the Dentist

From the moment your child walks through our door, we want him or her to be relaxed and calm. Our office environment was created to make everyone comfortable—regardless of age.

We know the sights and sounds of the dentist’s office can be a bit scary for youngsters. The first visit to our surgery is primarily to help kids see that there is nothing to fear here. Building trust with the dentist from an early age will not only help alleviate any anxiety your child might have, but it will encourage a healthy relationship with the dentist as they continue to grow up.

When kids come in, we will help them learn how to take care of their own teeth with our specialized care. Good brushing and flossing habits that start early will keep their smiles healthy for many years to come.

Preventive Care for Children Dentistry

Some kids are more prone to tooth decay than others, and this is why we offer preventive measures such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants. These non-invasive procedures are not painful and require no shots or drilling, and they protect against cavities.

A fluoride treatment will help teeth stay strong and healthy and resistant to dental decay. Dental sealants are applied to the back molars soon after they erupt. The sealant serves as a physical barrier, keeping food particles from collecting and bacteria from taking hold in the deep grooves of those teeth.

Space Maintainers for Children Dentistry

If children lose a tooth early or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due to dental decay, we have oral appliances known as space maintainers that are used for young children which can help guide the permanent teeth into erupting properly. This can often decrease the orthodontic treatment—or at least the length of orthodontic treatment—that might be needed later.

A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.

Baby teeth are important to the development of the teeth, jawbones, and muscles and help to guide permanent teeth into position when the baby teeth are lost. If space is not maintained, then teeth can shift into the open space and orthodontic treatment may be required.

Not every child who loses a baby tooth early or to dental decay requires a space maintainer; however, a professional consultation with your dentist or orthodontist should be conducted to determine if using a space maintainer is needed

Children Dentistry at LN Dental

For your children to learn more about the pediatric dental care we provide, we encourage you to get in touch with us at LN Dental. With years of experience in helping our patients restore their smile, we’re just the dental professionals to speak to about anything that is troubling you. To get in touch, give us a call at (02) 9644 1499 or book an appointment today!

Smile Makeover – Before and After Photos

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