Early education is the foundation of healthy teeth and gums!
Children are very special and at Canada Bay Dental, that's exactly how they are treated. We stop and listen to your children and always take the time to help set them up with good oral habits that will continue throughout their adult lives. Many life-long fears and phobias about the dentist start at childhood, which is why it is important for both parents and children to find the right dentist. By combining education with fun we can ensure that every visit will be a positive experience for the whole family!
A Dental Experience designed especially with children in mind
When it comes to enhancing the experience of your loved little one when it is their turn at the dentist, we have implemented a few things to ensure their visit is as enjoyable as possible.
- Dedicated children's play area - children can entertain themselves with colouring in activities, toys amongst other things in our play area.
- No Cavities Club - for children who manage to keep their teeth cavity free between visits, we give them special membership to our exclusive No Cavities Club and put up their certificate on our wall.
- Movies and children's programs during treatment - Our selection of movies and television channels will keep children distracted whilst we gently complete their dental treatment.
What can be done to prevent tooth decay in my child?
Regular brushing and flossing
Brushing and flossing daily, as well as maintaining a good diet is the key to preventing tooth decay in your children. It’s a good idea for you to brush and floss your child’s teeth until they are fully capable practicing correct brushing and flossing methods, typically at around the age of eight. If your child resists, turn it into a game and make it fun.
Sometimes the use of fissure sealants is necessary to prevent tooth decay for children. Fissure sealants are simply a white sealant which is applied onto the grooves of the teeth. This provides an effective coating and acts as a preventative, non-invasive method of reducing the risk of decay. It’s important to conduct a thorough oral examination to assess the depth of teeth groves, before fissure sealants are considered. Fissure sealants are a successful and long-established method of preventing decay in the grooves of teeth.
Depending on the extent and location of the decayed region of the tooth, your child may require a restoration, or ‘filling.’ Fillings are very simple, and involve placing a bonded, tooth-coloured filling on either the front or back teeth. They work very well for managing small or medium-sized areas of decay. Vigilant preventive care and regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure the longevity of such treatments.
Caps, or ‘crowns’ are the strongest and most durable solution available. They are particularly useful for repairing heavily decayed molar (back) teeth, but can also be used on incisor (front) teeth. They provide the ultimate form of protection for young, permanent teeth.
Other than decay, one of the most common problems with children’s teeth is accidental injuries which occur while playing sport. It is strongly recommended that active children and teenagers, especially those who play contact sports, wear a professionally fitted mouthguard. Not only will this provide greater protection than standard supermarket mouthguards, it will offer a greater level of comfort, which will in turn encourage your child to keep using it!
Give your children the right start and call today on (02) 9743 5744(02) 9743 5744 or contact us here to book an appointment for them.