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Children’s Dental Care at Junction Village Dental

Dr Choi chatting with young girl sitting in dentist chairJust like adults, children should see the dentist every six months to keep their smiles healthy. If your child needs restorative care such as small fillings, we can provide those services in-house, rather than refer them to an off-site specialist (children’s dentist).

It’s our goal to ensure that, through gentle and preventative strategies, your child can develop a positive outlook on what it means to visit the dentist.

When Should My Child First See a Dentist?

By age 3, most children have all of their deciduous (baby or primary) teeth. At this point in their growth, oral hygiene should be an important part of everyday life. We’ll help you incorporate home care strategies to lower your child’s risk of cavities and encourage healthy smile development.

Seeing your child for a visit this early in their life provides significant advantages as opposed to delaying care until bigger issues pop up.

No-Gap Preventative Care

Child Dental Benefits ProgramEnjoy no-charge, gap-free preventative services like exams, scale and cleans, fluoride and X-Rays for all children under age 16 with a valid private health insurance.

All eligible treatments are bulk billed towards the Child Dental Benefits Scheme, which includes up to $1000 in coverage every two years for qualifying children.

Since most dental problems are preventable, routine check and cleans can help your child enjoy fewer cavities and lower their risk of emergencies.

Fissure Sealants

As your child’s permanent adult molars start to erupt, you’ll see that they have deeper and more prominent grooves on the chewing surfaces. The narrow fissures and pits in those areas are at a significantly higher risk of harbouring cavity-causing bacteria. Even if teeth are brushed regularly, most toothbrush bristles cannot reach into these tight crevices.

To avoid cavities from developing, we recommend placing a preventative sealant over the grooves and fissures soon after the permanent molars erupt. Depending on the child, the first and second sets erupt somewhere around ages 6 and 12, respectively. Getting sealants is comfortable and only takes a few minutes per tooth. No numbing or drilling is necessary!

Helping Your Child Feel Comfortable

We want our young patients to feel at ease in our office. From the first visit onwards, we’ll take things slow and easy. If your child is anxious, we can use relative analgesia (nitrous oxide/happy gas) to help them feel more comfortable. This milder sedative provides relaxation effects without lingering drowsiness.

Book Your Child’s Visit Today

Enjoy comprehensive children’s dentistry The Junction and family care in one convenient location. Book your child’s first appointment now.
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Children’s Dentist The Junction, Merewether, Newcastle NSW | (02) 4962 1621