Children’s Dentistry Sydney
Children’s Dentistry Sydney
Children’s dentistry is a specialised service that addresses the specific needs of children’s oral health. From monitoring their first teeth and overseeing development through their teen years, regular dental visits can play a major role in preventing oral health problems and keeping future dental costs under control.
Preventive children’s dentistry is our goal as well as teaching children the overall importance that dentistry plays in their health. Our team here at Pitt Street Dental Centre in Sydney CBD enjoys taking care of young patients and will help guide you through dental and orthodontic services to help keep your child’s oral health in good shape.
Why Children’s Dentistry?
Children’s dentistry is for children as young as two or three years old, whenever their teeth begin growing in and you feel comfortable bringing them. When children come at an early age before dental problems begin, they learn that going to the dentist is a normal part of life and nothing to be afraid of. And when problems do arise, they are more comfortable letting someone know so it can be addressed right away.
When children are young, they have different needs such as learning how to care for their teeth. When they visit us, we will do a full checkup to make sure there are no issues and then schedule regular checkups so we can monitor the growth of their teeth.
Identifying problems like narrow dental arches, wisdom teeth problems or crooked teeth can be caught and treated early, which can prevent more complicated dental treatments in the future.
As children grow, their dental needs change and they may begin to need orthodontics. Because of social media, more older children and teens are aware of the appearance of their teeth, and more willing to seek treatment to keep them in top shape. To accommodate, we offer low-profile orthodontic braces and clear aligners for effective solutions with improved comfort during treatment.
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Prevention is Key
At Pitt Street Dental Centre in Sydney, we know that parents teach their children healthy habits like brushing their teeth and to avoid too much sugar. We partner with parents to reinforce these habits and can help make oral hygiene second nature for them.
To begin, your child can get a checkup and polish, which introduces them to dentistry as they enjoy the fresh feeling that the polishing leaves in their mouth. After that, regular checkups allow us to find hidden problems like cavities to help prevent pain and premature tooth loss. And if your child does have a dental problem, our team will ensure they are taken care of with gentleness and compassion.
Dental Techniques for Children
Is the step in which we tell your child what we will do. Knowing exactly what is taking place can be a great way to lessen fears and anxiety.
Showing them what we will do with a mirror and the dental tools that will be used can be fun as they become part of the process.
Is the important step of actually performing the treatment. We will do our best to keep the treatment low-stress and let your child know they can raise their hand if they need to take a break or stop. They will quickly learn they are in control, which also helps alleviate fear.
The First Dentist Visit
When it comes to children’s dentistry, the first visit is important as it can help create good oral health habits for a lifetime. This is a time for us to meet your child, answer any questions and help them feel at ease. We can have a fun talk with them about brushing or simply let them get used to the surroundings as the dentist takes a gentle look around their mouth.
Since the first dental visit is very important, there are some things you might do at home to help prepare your child to make the best experience possible for them.
When you schedule the visit, inform us of any special needs or requirements so we can be prepared
Before you come, watch a fun video or read a children’s book about dentists with them like We’re Going to the Dentist
Be sure to schedule around their nap time so they are more relaxed when they come in
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Older Children and Teenagers
Orthodontics is the most popular dental services for this age group as they are ready and willing to get their teeth looking their best. With early intervention, the use of treatments such as palate expansion can help them avoid or lessen the need for future braces, while early braces might help reduce teeth crowding that can lead to impacted canine teeth and recurring gum disease. We offer both traditional braces and Invisalign for moderate to mildly crooked teeth. Both are low profile and offer comfortable treatments to help put teeth where they belong.
Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.