Children’s dentist Adelaide

Children’s dentist Adelaide

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Preventative dental care in children

We are dedicated to providing exceptional preventative dental care for children in Adelaide. As a trusted children’s dentist we understand the importance of early intervention and instilling healthy dental habits from an early age. Our team of experienced dental professionals are committed to creating a positive and comfortable environment where children can receive comprehensive oral care.

Through regular check-ups, cleanings, and education on correct oral hygiene practices, we strive to prevent dental issues and promote long-term oral health for your children. Schedule an appointment with our children’s dentist in Adelaide today and experience the compassionate care we offer at Westcare Dental Clinic.

Baby teeth

As a trusted paediatric dentist in Adelaide we want to help you understand the role of baby teeth in your child’s oral development. Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, although temporary, play a significant role and should not be underestimated. These teeth play a vital role in proper speech development, chewing, and guiding the eruption of permanent teeth. Healthy baby teeth contribute to a child’s overall oral health and self-confidence.

Our experienced paediatric dental team is dedicated to promoting good oral hygiene habits, providing preventive treatments and addressing any concerns related to baby teeth. Schedule an appointment with our paediatric dentist in Adelaide today and give your child the best start for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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How we help prepare your child on their first visit

During your child’s first dental visit we prioritise their comfort and familiarity with the dental environment. We utilise a gentle “tell-show-do” technique to introduce them to the dental chair and instruments. This approach involves explaining the procedures to the child, demonstrating how they are performed and then carrying them out.

During this initial visit our focus is on a visual inspection of your child’s teeth and gums to ensure their overall oral health. Depending on their response we may also provide preventive treatments such as fluoride application to protect against tooth decay.

The first dental visit is an excellent opportunity for us to educate you on effective oral care for your child. We offer guidance on effective tooth brushing techniques, highlight the significance of a healthy diet in preventing tooth decay and discuss other preventive measures to maintain optimal oral health for your child.

At Westcare Dental, your trusted children’s dentist in Adelaide, we are committed to providing comprehensive preventive care to safeguard your child’s dental well-being.

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Fluoride Varnish Application

Fluoride varnish, a concentrated form of fluoride, is skillfully applied to the tooth’s surface by a dental professional. This application serves two crucial purposes: strengthening the tooth structure and preventing tooth decay. In addition, fluoride varnish has the ability to remineralize and reverse early dental caries in children. By incorporating fluoride varnish into your dental care routine, you can provide an extra layer of protection for your teeth and maintain optimal oral health.

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Pit and Fissure Sealants

A sometimes overlooked treatment, pit and fissure sealants are a highly effective preventive treatment. This treatment involves filling in the deep grooves found on a child’s teeth, creating a protective barrier to prevent tooth decay from initiating in these challenging-to-clean areas. By opting for pit and fissure sealants, you can significantly reduce the risk of decay and maintain the long-term health of your child’s teeth.

How you can prepare your Child for their First Dental Visit

The first visit to a paediatric dentistry clinic can create some stress for both parents and children, but proper preparation can help make the experience more comfortable. To ensure a smooth day, here are some things you can do at home ahead of time:
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Familiarise your child

Talk to your child about the upcoming dental visit in a positive and reassuring manner. Explain what they can expect during the visit, such as meeting the friendly dentist and the importance of taking care of their teeth.

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Read children's books about dentistry

There are numerous children’s books available that introduce dental visits in a fun and engaging way. Reading these books together can help alleviate anxiety and create a positive association with dental care.

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Practice at home

Use a toothbrush to demonstrate gentle brushing techniques on your child’s teeth. This helps them become familiar with the sensation and routine of oral hygiene.

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Role-play

Pretend to be the dentist and have your child sit in a chair while you count their teeth or examine their mouth with a small mirror. This interactive role-play can help your child feel more comfortable with the dental setting.

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Encourage communication

Let your child know that it’s okay to ask questions and express any concerns they may have. Assure them that the dental team are there to help and support them.

By taking these steps to prepare your child for their first paediatric dentistry visit you can help alleviate their anxiety and create a positive dental experience.

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