Instil a good habit of regular dental check-ups

Many older generation adults have a fear of the dentist, but with advances in technology and patient comfort there is no need for your child to feel the same. Start them off with a good habit of having regular check-ups with a dentist in Mackay, and it will stay with them for life. Here at Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay, we are a family-oriented practice and will always to our best to make your child’s dental visit as enjoyable as possible.

Dentist in MackayHealthy teeth as a child can lead to healthy teeth as an adult

We form many of our habits at a young age, so if you make sure your child has a good dental hygiene routine, and visits a dentist in Mackay regularly, they are more likely to continue to keep their teeth healthy as they get older. The Australian Dental Association recommends that children have their first dental visit soon after their first tooth comes through. By starting at such a young age, you can make your child comfortable with the idea of visiting the dentist in Mackay and view it as a positive experience.

Advice on diet and hygiene

During those early check-ups with a dentist in Mackay, there won’t be many teeth for us to look at but we can keep an eye on the development of the teeth and look out for possible future problems. We can also offer advice on dental hygiene and diet and how these can affect young teeth.

Work on potential problems early

By starting with check-ups at a young age we can make sure we pick up on any potential problems and find the best way to treat them before they become more serious. Some children have problems with thumb sucking and other habits that can have an affect on their teeth and jaw. Sometimes the adult teeth may not form properly and need attention. We have close links with local orthodontics and the ENT department, and can make referrals to ensure your child has the best care possible, whatever the problem. By getting them to make friends with a dentist in Mackay at a young age, you are setting them up for a good dental future.