Children Dentists in Adelaide
Children dentistry requires a unique combination of skill, sensitivity and a sense of fun. At Marion Dental Clinic, we understand that this is such a fundamentally important area as it involves the children, the dentist, the staff and the parent or carer. We take great care to connect with children especially when it is their very first visit so as to make their introduction to dentistry as engaging and happy as possible. We believe first experiences have a lasting influence throughout life.
At what age should your child get their first dental examination?
Based on the development of teeth in children and advice from the Australian Dental Association, children should receive their first dental examination at around the time of their first birthday. This will enable experts to identify any oral growth and development issues and by familiarising your child with trips to the dentist from early on, they’ll quickly adapt to the processes involved.
What will be discussed at my child’s dental examination?Your dentist will be able to discuss any questions you may have, as well as offering advice on some of the following:
- Brushing technique
- Fluoride levels
- Your child’s diet (both food and drink)
- Current tooth development
- Gum health