Northern Beaches Dental, making your child’s dental care a priority
Tooth decay in children is on the increase, due to the consumption of sugary foods and drinks and irregular visits to the dentist. According to the Royal Children’s Hospital’s national child health poll, 33% of children are brushing incorrectly and are living with tooth decay. Visiting a dentist in Mackay with your child regularly can support you and your child in developing lifelong positive oral health routines that will drastically reduce instances of decay, gum disease and even possible tooth loss. So why is visiting us so important and what can we offer you and your child when you visit?
Their first dental appointment with our dentist in Mackay
If possible, we like to see children as soon as their first tooth appears. The appointment will be a very gentle one, with an examination of the mouth and gum whilst your child sits on your knee. We like to make this a relaxed appointment, building trust for the future.
As your child grows, we monitor not only the health of your child’s teeth and gums but also measure jawbone growth and development. Catching tooth misalignment and bite issues early means we can step in and treat quickly, when your child is still young.
Since child development involves the whole child, we also work closely with other child development specialists including Doctors and ENT surgeons. So, if we find any issues we can refer quickly and in turn, they can refer to us. This multidisciplinary approach ensures a safety net for your child throughout their growth.
At hygiene appointments we will assess oral health and look for any signs of decay. We also believe strongly in education, so we’ll take the time to talk to you and your child about brushing and flossing techniques, showing you both the best way to brush into all the crevices and tiny spaces in the mouth. A thorough clean will be conducted, removing any build-up of tartar around the teeth and gum line.
We can also offer fissure sealants and fluoride treatments that provide additional protection against decay for young teeth. Your dentist in Mackay can advise you if this would be a beneficial treatment for your child.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.