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Children’s Dental Care

Helping your child enjoy their trip to the dentist’s office can diminish fear or anxiety about dental care in the future. Since healthy teeth start at a young age, we focus on preventative strategies that lower your child’s risk of common dental problems.

It’s important to have a guardian accompany all children up to age 16, in the event that any treatment decision need to be made.

Making Dentistry Fun for Kids

Child playing with toysWe’ve taken special steps to make your child’s visit an enjoyable one. From balloon animals to Netflix movies, your child will constantly have something to entertain them while they’re here.

As we break the ice and create a lighthearted atmosphere, it will help your child be more willing to have their teeth examined, cleaned or even worked on if needed. From counting their teeth to giving them a little tickle, we keep your child involved so that they feel in control of their checkup. When we put pictures of their teeth up on the screen, they can help “diagnose” what’s going on with their smile!

When the checkup is over, we’ll give your child a few stickers, small toy and a toothbrush to take home. Although we want your entire to family to enjoy the visit to our office, our top priority is to make sure your child has the resources necessary to keep their teeth healthy for life.

When to Schedule the First Visit

The best time to take your child to the dentist for their first checkup is usually around the age of 3 or 4. It’s not easy to know how they’re going to react, so Dr Mark Chung (Dentist) will take things slow. If we need to keep it fun and lighthearted where they simply sit in the chair and play a bit, that’s fine. We’ll work at their own pace!

As with adults, it’s best to schedule a checkup every six months. We’ll monitor any changes in their teeth so that issues can be intercepted early.

  • Dental Sealants: As adult molars start to erupt — around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively — Dr Mark Chung will recommend sealing the deep grooves on their chewing surfaces. Sealants help block out the acids and bacteria that cause cavities, so that your child can be more efficient in their home care. Sealants only take a few minutes to apply, so we can add them onto your child’s checkup visit once their teeth are ready.
  • Orthodontic Evaluations: As part of your child’s regular checkup, Dr Mark Chung will screen for any irregular bite patterns or jaw development. If issues are spotted, we may recommend early interceptive orthodontics to limit the severity of other orthognathic issues in the future.
  • X-rays: Low-radiation digital radiographs help us pinpoint concerns that can’t be seen visually. For instance, impacted teeth, cavities or cysts are just a few things that Dr Mark Chung will want to screen for as your child grows.

Whole Family Dentistry

Looking for Kids Dentistry Artarmon? All ages are welcome here! Contact us today.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Children’s Dentist Artarmon, St Leonards, Chatswood NSW | (02) 9419 7484