Kids Dentist Indooroopilly
Heritage Dental Group is committed to caring for children’s smiles and their overall dental health.
We know how important a great smile is for a child’s confidence and we are passionate about educating children from an early age about the advantages of looking after their teeth and gums.
At Heritage Dental Group, our team takes special care in encouraging and training kids in good oral hygiene routine.
Dr Singh recommends 6 monthly check-ups for all age kids.
We BULK-BILL dental treatment for eligible kids under Medicare Child Dental Benefit schedule.
Contact our team on 38783384 or Use the contact form below to check your child’s eligibility.
PREVENTATIVE FISSURE SEALANTS
Fissure sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your children’s teeth from tooth decay. It is a plastic coating which covers the chewing surfaces of the back adult teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth. Contact us today to ask about this procedure and to schedule your next visit.
DIET AND DENTAL DECAY
Dental decay can be prevented with proper brushing and flossing techniques and choosing healthy foods and avoiding sweet acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist will clean your teeth to get rid of the plaque buildup. Dentist will also discuss your children’s diet with you to make sure diet is not affecting teeth.
WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD FIRST SEE THE DENTIST?
It is a good idea to see the dentist as soon as your baby’s first tooth becomes visible or they reach 12 months old. Dentistry isn’t just about teeth! its about gums, lips and inside of the mouth. Your dentist will check the entire mouth in preventative dental checkups. If you notice anything which you think is out of ordinary, book the appointment straight away and get it checked out. The earlier your child visits the dentist the better. Our team at Heritage Dental Group Indooroopilly believes,”prevention is better than cure” and early dental visits will help protect your child from tooth decay and encourage them into good oral hygiene routine.
Children’s first dental visit to Heritage Dental Group
We are introducing an exciting initiative to involve kids in their oral health care.
We welcome you to bring your Kids for their first visit to our Dental practice.
On this first visit, Children will meet the Dentist, Dental assistant and have an experience of the dental office.
In this visit, we will only talk about how many teeth they have, how often they brush their teeth and what type of foods are good and bad for teeth.
Children will receive stickers and oral care instructions.
Oral hygiene plays an important role in children’s growth along with many other milestones. By training kids in good oral care habits of brushing and flossing, making healthy diet choices and making them aware of choosing water over acidic and sweet drinks, you are giving them the best chance to have healthy teeth for the rest of their life. We are introducing an exciting initiative to involve kids in their oral health care.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO GET MY CHILD’S TEETH CHECKED?
Baby teeth are important for chewing, speaking and holding space in the jaw for the adult teeth. If your child is suffering from baby tooth decay or trauma, it can cause pain, infection, difficulty eating and speaking and loss of teeth which can result in crowding of the adult teeth.
Regular visits to the dentist help prevent dental problems and can reverse very early stages of decay. If you are not sure about your kids dental health or issue, please contact our team on 38783384.
To encourage kids and maintain everyday oral hygiene routine, Please print the following brushing and flossing chart to track their brushing and flossing routine. You are welcome to come and pick one from the Practice:
DR SINGH RECOMMENDS:
- Always try to talk to kids positively about dental matters
- Make sure your child is brushing twice a day and start encouraging them to floss
- Minimize the intake of sugars and choose water over soft drinks and juices
- Have regular dental check-up- 6 monthly, this helps in detecting and preventing any dental problems
Our dentists know how to ease children in to dental procedures so that they do not develop phobias that can severely impact a child’s future dental and general health. There are special toothbrushes designed for children to fit in the mouth and clean their teeth properly as they grow. It is advisable to use children’s toothpaste as they have a lower concentration of fluoride than adult toothpastes.
THE 5 DON’TS OF A DENTAL VISIT
- Don’t bribe your child
- Don’t tell your child to be brave (they already are)
- Don’t use the dentist as a punishment
- Don’t tell your child that it will or won’t hurt
- Don’t be anxious yourself
Read our blog post here on how to make your child’s dental visit comfortable?
Some Tooth brushing tips – video from Australian Dental Association:
Dental Care for Children: Hints and Tips For Healthy Teeth
- Healthy Eating – Cavity causing foods are those with a high sugar content. To reduce the risk of tooth decay it is important to reduce the total intake of sugary foods. Limiting the number of times sugars are eaten throughout the day.
- Healthy Drinking – Children should drink plenty of plain tap water and limit the consumption of soft drinks, sports drinks, cordials and fruit juices, which generally have a high sugar content.
- Brush Twice a Day– It is important for kids to clean their teeth at least twice a day with a gentle but thorough brushing action using a soft brush with a small head and fluoride toothpaste. Correct regular brushing will reduce plaque build-up and tooth decay and help maintain healthy gums and teeth. Up to age eight, kids will need assistance to brush correctly. Most children lack the manual dexterity to brush correctly before eight years of age.
- Floss Daily – Children should floss between their teeth every day to remove food and plaque from the spaces between teeth where their toothbrush may not be able to reach and clean. An adult supervision and assistance is highly recommended to ensure that kids adopt a daily flossing routine.
- Visit Your Dentist Regularly – It is recommended that from age three, children visit the dentist every six months for a thorough check-up. Regular check-ups from an early age reinforce good dental care and assist in reducing the need for fillings in the future.
- Wear a Mouth Guard For Sport – It is important to play safe in all sports by protecting children’s teeth with a custom-made, professionally fitted mouth guard. Mouth guards are available in a range of colours(even team colours). Mouthgurads should always be worn when training and playing sport to minimise the risk of dental injury.
If you have any questions regarding children’s dental health or need to enquire if your child is eligible for Medicare child dental benefit scheme, please contact us on 38783384 or use the enquiry form below and we will get back to you asap. Thankyou
Visit Australian Dental Association website for more resources and information on Dental Health.