Children's Dentistry in Darwin
At Casuarina Square Dental Care, we welcome patients of all ages to our practice and we love to see children!
We understand that many fears of the dentist are created during childhood, and so we strive to make every experience children have at our practice, a positive one. Our goal is to ensure that dental care is convenient and comfortable for the entire family.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
We invite children to our dental clinic either six months after the appearance of their first tooth, or around their first birthday. This may seem early; however, it allows us to begin monitoring their oral development so we can make parents aware of any concerns early on.
Introducing children to our clinic at a young age also helps them feel comfortable when they visit the dentist since it then becomes a routine part of life.
We also hope to educate kids as they grow up about the importance of their oral health while having fun helping them maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Additional Treatments for Children
As children develop, we may recommend additional treatments to help protect and build their teeth such as dental sealants or fluoride treatments.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps build and strengthen developing teeth, and it can also assist in remineralising enamel that has been damaged by decay.
Dental sealants are thin protective coatings placed over the chewing surfaces of teeth. They provide a protective barrier so the acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay and cavities cannot damage the teeth.
Did you know that sports-related activities account for nearly 40 percent of dental emergencies? If children participate in sports, our dentists are happy to discuss options for protective wear. Wearing a customised mouth guard offers protection without inhibiting breathing.
Contact Casuarina Square Dental Care
We recommend that children visit the dentist every six months, just like adults, since regular preventative appointments allow us to make parents aware of any developmental concerns as early as possible.
At Casuarina Square Dental Care, we provide an environment that is comfortable for the entire family, and we hope to build a long-term relationship with you and your children for a better chance at a lifetime of healthy teeth.
If it is time for your children's first or next dental appointment, give us a call. We cannot wait to meet them!