Want to get your children familiar with trips to the dentist? How our dental team can help children become happier in the dental chair

We all know how important preventive dentistry is to keep our children’s teeth healthy. But when your child is a bit more nervous about their upcoming dental check-up, or has had a prior bad experience, this can make it harder to convince them that they need to see a dentist regularly.

Dentist in Mackay

At Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay, we know that with dentistry, prevention is always better than cure, and we aim to make your child’s first dental experience with us as pleasant as possible; the more fun they have, the healthier their mouth will be throughout their adult life.

Our dentist in Mackay can offer your children a range of basic dental procedures, while also aiming to make the overall experience as enjoyable as possible.

So, how can our dentist in Mackay help your child maintain good oral health throughout their life?

Check-ups

While very few children actually enjoy the idea of seeing a dentist in Mackay (let’s be honest, adults don’t either), it is important as a fundamental building block of good oral hygiene.

It is also key to ensuring that your child, or children, do not develop a more avoidant attitude towards the dentist as the years progress, and teaches them that oral health and dental trips are just as important as trips to the doctor and the optician.

Our dental team are happy to talk your child through the dental procedure they are having and will try at all times to make them feel as comfortable as possible.

Fissure sealants

A somewhat unheard-of treatment outside of dental circles is that of fissure sealants for children.

When your child has lost their last baby tooth, it is time to get their adult teeth examined by a member of our team. This is to check that the teeth are coming through with the correct alignment and also offers the opportunity for one of our team to apply a fissure sealant.

Newly emerged teeth contain lots of crevices; perfect locations for plaque to accumulate and potentially cause decay. Our team will apply this sealant over these crevices, to smooth the overall surface and make it harder for bacteria to build up.

Orthodontics

Are your child’s teeth a bit crooked?

Our team can help by offering them either traditional braces or other forms of realignment treatments such as Invisalign.

While it may seem unpleasant for them to have to wear braces, straighter teeth and jaws are less prone to abnormal spacing, which can be harder to brush and keep clean. While you may not feel popular insisting that they wear the brace, they will thank you in the long run!

So, whether your child is new to dentistry or just needs a check-up, bring them to Northern Beaches Dental today!

Disclaimer– All procedures carry risks. You will require a meeting with one of our dentists to discuss which treatment is right for you.