Children's Dentistry – Give their Teeth the Best Start
Looking for a quality dentist to guide your child's dental health journey?
Want to help your children learn great dental hygiene practices?
Best St. Dental is a family practice that understands how important your children are. We want them to grow up having beautiful healthy smiles. With a strong focus on prevention to minimise future problems, Michelle, Georgie and Anna-Liisa, our highly trained Oral Health Therapists, will take care of your child and guide them to achieve optimum dental health, in a comfortable, friendly and fun environment.
In accordance with the Australian Dental Association, we recommend your child’s first visit occurs by 12 months of age. We then work with you and your child, to ensure that the best cleaning methods and correct diet are adopted, to ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Call us today for more information about children's dentistry or to make an appointment for your child.
We ensure your children’s visits are fun and that they look forward to their 6 monthly check-ups.
5 tips to stop decay in its tracks
1. Make brushing a game: You can invent and change the rules or create characters and a story-line. As long as your child becomes interested, they’ll more passively accept the clean.
2. Lead by example: Brush your teeth first, to show that everyone does it and it’s a part of life. This will help you remember to be diligent about your own oral care!
3. Look for fun products that might help: Funny toothbrush holders, ‘singing’ tooth brushes, toothpaste with their favourite TV character on it. Let your child choose their own tools! Just make sure it’s a soft (not medium or hard) toothbrush and always use fluoride toothpaste.
4. Play a song during brushing: This will help keep to time (2 minutes) and be a fun distraction. Search YouTube, the App Store or Google Play for great tooth brushing songs and apps.
5. Create a brushing chart: Sign off your child’s success both morning and night and create a reward system (non-food related).
Source: Australian Dental Association