Scary Visits To The Dentist? Not At STAR dentistry...Let Us Show You And Your Kids How Fun It Can Be!
How early should I bring my child to the dentist?
Your child should start seeing a dentist regularly at 2 years of age.
It is important to detect any problems in growth and oral health as early as possible. Early visits also acclimatises your child to dentistry, creating a good relationship with the dentist, which will minimise problems later on as they get older.
The general health, growth and development of children are known to be linked to children's dental health and that is why it is necessary to be alert and for a dentist to observe the child carefully from the when the first baby tooth erupts. Regular visits can also prevent tooth decay or at least corrective measure can be taken in time.
At STAR dentistry we try to make your child's appointment as fun and stress free as possible. A visit to the dentist should not be scary. We will also give, the parent, the best support and tips to provide your child with the best oral care at home.
my child wont brush their teeth? What can i do?
There are many fun games that involve the whole family, a tick chart or star reward system can really encourage children to make sure they are brushing! We have a fun video at the bottom of this page also! Book an appointment with our dental therapist and let her show you the correct hygiene technique and brushing games!
what toothpaste should my child be using?
Children's toothpaste that is suitable for their age, but once they begin to get adult teeth, and do not eat the paste, it is important that they move onto a suitable adult toothpaste to get full protection for the teeth.
I heard medicare offer free kids dental?
Yes, it is called the Child Dental Benefit Scheme, or CDBS. If your child is eligible, they can receive up to $1000 free dental care every two years. For eligibility please check with Medicare before booking your appointment with us at STAR dentistry
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