Building Trust

We know how to care for your child, and how to make a visit to us positive and fun. We aim to build trust to ensure your child is happy to visit the dentist. This will help achieve great oral health for a lifetime.

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We create positive experiences.

We know how to help children who may be scared or anxious.

We relieve pain, not create it.

We deliver treatment options that are definitive. Our treatment lasts. You won’t need to keep coming back.

Our treatment approach is gentle and careful. This is to ensure quick recovery.

As a general rule, we do not provide treatment at the first visit, unless absolutely necessary (such as extreme pain, infection, or dental trauma). It is better if your child is given that time to meet us and build trust in us.

There are plenty of fun things for your child to do whilst visiting our practice. Activities may include colouring in, playing on the game consoles, playing with the toys, interacting with our friendly fish, meeting new friends or reading a good book. We have two dedicated play areas for kids – one is indoors and the other is an enclosed outdoor grassed area.

We are family people, we are paediatric experts and we care.

Preparing for your visit

Your first visit with us is all about us making your child feel comfortable and confident in this new setting. Trust us – we do this all day, every day, and we know how to achieve success.

You can help your child prepare using the following tips:

  • Teach your child that visiting the Dentist is simply one of those normal things you do to stay strong and healthy. It is a fun part of growing.
  • Teach your child that the Dentist is there to help them take care of their teeth.
  • Let your child know that the Specialist will count their teeth and use a special mirror.
  • Take care not to use words that could adversely influence how your child feels about their visit.
  • Arrive a little early so your child can become familiar.
  • You are very welcome to visit us days in advance, to be familiar with the environment. Please contact us to arrange this.

Kids Teeth – The Facts

Good oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene techniques should begin early in life . Baby teeth are very important and should be cared for in the same manner as adult teeth. Our team will offer advice on tooth brushing, flossing and good eating habits. Good oral hygiene behaviour from an early stage is the key to establishing positive dental habits throughout your child’s growing life.

When should the first visit occur?

Education and prevention is the key to a healthy mouth. Regular visits should begin when the first teeth start to erupt or around one-year of age. These visits aim focus on early detection of disease or abnormalities, prevention, including provision of great information as to how your child can maintain healthy teeth for life.

Tooth friendly lunch box ideas and mini meals

Healthy food choices promote good health and good dental health, it is important to establish healthy eating habits from a young age. Young children need small and frequent healthy meals throughout the day.

Healthy snacks for lunch boxes
  • Vegetable sticks – carrots, snow peas, celery, cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Baked beans
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Cheese
  • Corn on the cob
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nuts (if allowed)
  • Wholegrain crackers such as wholegrain vitaweet
Super sandwich fillers
  • Chicken, avocado and lettuce
  • Grated cheese with tomato, carrot and salad
  • Ham and cheese
  • Baked bean and cheese
  • Egg and lettuce
  • Tuna and cottage cheese
  • Apple and cream cheese
  • Cheese and vegemite