Children and dentists often don’t go hand in hand so when it comes time to take your child to the dentist for a check-up, the best thing you can do for your child is to find an experienced children’s dentist.
At Forster Dental Centre, our pediatric dentists are experienced in dealing with children of all ages, and the earlier you get your child into their first check-up, the earlier any issues such as tooth decay and cavities can be discovered, saving your child the pain that usually comes with ongoing dental issues.
The pain and symptoms of tooth decay can start long before any physical signs show up. There are some early signs of decay to look out for in your children’s mouth including pain in the gums, gum infections, brown spots on their teeth, red and swollen gums or a white band along the gum line. If you see these signs start to form, then it’s time to book in an appointment at Forster Dental Centre with our pediatric dentists.
How Early Dental Visits Can Prevent Tooth Decay
Just like visiting your doctor for regular health check-ups, a visit to a children’s dentist for regular teeth check-ups is recommended from a young age. Children can develop tooth decay, cavities and gum issues while still quite young, resulting in dental work and fillings that would otherwise be unnecessary.
There are many benefits to early childhood dental visits including your child becoming familiar with dentists and dental procedures which help to minimise anxiety in the future, early detection of dental issues and being able to discuss with your children’s dentist the best way to look after your child’s teeth including brushing tips and nutritional advice.
Forster Dental Centre provides a range of dental services to help prevent future dental problems in your children including:
- Check-ups and oral exams
- Providing brushing and flossing advice
- Correcting crooked or misaligned teeth
- Nutritional advice for healthy teeth
- Teeth cleaning
- Fillings and x-rays
And so much more.
If picked up early enough, issues such as decay can be reversed by a dentist. If left too long or not picked up until it’s too late, then your child may need major ongoing dental treatment.
At Forster Dental Centre we don’t want to see your child having to undergo a major dental treatment. You can book your child in for their first appointment by the time they are two and then schedule regular on-going check-ups with our dentists. It is so important to have regular dental check-ups with your children’s dentist while they are still young. By combining regular dental check-ups with twice daily brushing and being careful what your child eats, you can help prevent early dental issues.
Finding a Pediatric Dentist in your Area
Our children’s dentists are some of the best you will find in Forster. With attention to detail and a complete understanding of the fear and anxiety children may suffer when they need to visit the dentist, you can be sure that our team will put your child at ease.
Of course, you need to be comfortable with the dentist you choose and we know that finding a good children’s dentist that both you and your child are comfortable with can be difficult. Here at Forster Dental Centre, we invite you to come in and have a chat with Dr Richard Oxenbould and the rest of our team. Our team can discuss the best time to have your child’s teeth looked at, suggest ways on how to assure your child that the appointment isn’t going to hurt and how to answer any questions they may have in the lead up to or after their appointment.
We want to ensure that your children get the dental care and attention they need, as well as instilling healthy dental practice while they are still young.
Our Pediatric Dentist loves nothing more than teaching children how to look after their teeth correctly, including brushing and general dental hygiene. Book an appointment for your child with our children’s dentist at Forster Dental Centre today, and they will be well on their way to a life of healthy teeth and gums.
Call Forster Dental Centre on (02) 6555 5554 today to book your child’s dental check-up.