Children are not born with a fear of the dentist. A “learning process” has to take place to create this negative emotion. At St George Dental, we have the experience to assess your child’s behaviour to determine which treatment approach is in their best interest. And of course, we will be happy to discuss with you all options available to your child. One good way to avoid problems is early prophylactic visits, rather than waiting until severe toothaches develop.
Why is children’s dentistry important?
Children’s dentistry is crucially important for your child’s oral and overall health, as disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body. Tooth decay (dental caries) is the most common childhood disease, but if your child has a healthy mouth, any treatment needed will be less extensive, and less expensive.
Children with healthy mouths chew more easily and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat, and also learn to speak more quickly and clearly.
When should children’s dentistry start?
Please visit St George Dental when your child’s first tooth comes in. That way we can teach you how to protect your infant’s dental health; and the earlier you visit us, the better chance we have of preventing dental disease.
What role do parents play in prevention?
After evaluating your child’s dental health, we will design a personalised program of home care for your child. This program will include brushing and flossing instructions, diet counseling and fluoride recommendations. By following this advice you can help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
How can St George Dental help prevent dental problems?
Tooth cleaning and fluoride treatments are all part of preventing dental problems. We can apply fissure sealants to protect your child from tooth decay, help you select a mouthguard to prevent sports injuries to the face and teeth, and provide early diagnosis and care of orthodontic problems.