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Children’s Dental Care at Artarmon Dentists

Dr Bhatla with little boy in dental chairArtarmon Dentists is a child-friendly practice. Dentists Radhika and Nick are proud parents and understand the needs and expectations of our youngest patients. Your child’s first dental experience is vital to how they view the dentist for the rest of their life. We strive to make sure they have a positive, memorable impression of us so that they can be enthusiastic about their future visits.

Inspire Your Child’s Enthusiasm

We encourage you to bring your child in with us to meet our team. We’ll show you how much fun dental care can be. Our expert approach encourages focusing on education and prevention. We’ll challenge the misconception that dental care is uncomfortable or painful. Your child will develop the habits and knowledge to look after their teeth and gums for life.

You may have heard of us going out in the community to nearby childcare centres. We’ve teamed up with Tiny Teeth: Early Education. This organisation sets up fun and interactive dental shows in area centres.
Child Dental Benefits Program

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

We participate in the Medicare scheme for children’s dental care. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule entitles eligible children to have $1000 in basic dental care every two years. If you have questions about whether your child can collect this benefit, visit the CBDS website here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my child’s baby teeth important?

The first teeth your child gets provides the framework for their adult teeth and jaw development. They make sure there are the proper spaces where they should be, assist in speech development and allow your child to eat. According to research, the power of self-esteem is also an important factor in developing teeth.

When should I start to clean my child’s teeth?

You can clean the gums before your child’s first teeth develop. Use a damp cloth to wipe them off. When they get their teeth, you should get a soft child’s toothbrush to clean their teeth.

Is fluoride safe for children?

Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel of your teeth and makes them resistant to plaque. It is recommended for children’s developing teeth. Choose a child-specific, low-fluoride toothpaste when your child is between 2-6 years and use just a dab, the size of half a pea.

Drinking tap water instead of filtered water can also be advantageous. The fluoride that naturally occurs can prevent tooth decay.

What do I do if my child’s tooth falls out?

Contact us to begin with. If they have lost an adult tooth, place it back in the socket. It can be cleaned with milk if needed, or stored in the milk. A baby tooth should not be placed back in the socket as you can damage the gums or the forming adult teeth. Enclose it in plastic wrap and bring it in with you.

Is thumbsucking or using a dummy harmful?

Sucking can make a child feel safe. A dummy is considered okay up until your child is one or two. Be sure to never dip it in sweet substances like sugar or honey.

If your child sucks their thumb beyond the age of four, they risk losing their jaw structure or requiring braces when they get older.

Do you have tips for teething?

The pain that accompanies teething can be alleviated by biting or chewing on a teething toy. Crackers or unsalted biscuits can also help. Ointments and creams are available at shops, but speak with your doctor before using them.

When should my child have their first appointment?

As soon as their first teeth appear, bring your child in for a visit. We can introduce them to our environment and team. We’ll check their teeth without any pressure. They’ll develop an interest in the dentist and have any apprehensions taken away. Be excited about their appointment and use positive language when discussing dentistry so that they can have a fun experience.

Get Started Today

Book your appointment for children’s dentistry Artarmon today! We have Saturday visits and late opening hours available.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Children’s Dentist Artarmon, Willoughby, Lane Cove, St Leonards, Chatswood NSW | (02) 9412 4232