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Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should I bring my child for their first visit?

Ideally we would like to see children at about age one year. We can discuss diet and nutrition and give advice about feeding patterns. 

What if my child is anxious or has special needs?

Please advise our receptionist when booking. Appropriate timing and scheduling can be arranged. Paediatric dentists have extensive training in behaviour management and child development. Our aim is to make your child's dental visit as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. By bringing your child to a paediatric dentist you give them the benefit of being treated by someone who is comfortable with interacting with children and who is attuned to the needs and capabilities of wide range of children.

Why worry about baby teeth?

Baby teeth are important for proper growth and development. They maintain space for the adult teeth and are important for eating and speech development.

What toothbrush is best for my child - electric or normal?

Either toothbrush is good however children under the age of eight years need assistance with brushing as they do not have the manual dexterity to brush correctly or adequately.

What do I do if my child knocks or damages their front tooth?

Dental trauma should always be assessed by your local dentist or a paediatric dentist. Some injuries require immediate treatment, whilst others can be monitored.

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