Children need to be introduced to oral health and dentistry in a relaxed and reassuring manner in order to promote a life-long commitment to their teeth.
Sparkling Dental located in Neutral Bay, Sydney are passionately committed to providing relaxed, careful and gentle dental treatment to all of their clients, regardless of age, but we do hold a specific dedication to ensuring our younger patients feel comfortable in our practice and with us. Each of our dentists are particularly educated in children’s dentistry and on the best ways of communicating and reassuring children undergoing dental treatments.
We also provide a specific children’s area with heaps of toys, books and games. There is even a PlayStation to keep them entertained while their parents are being treated. We believe that promoting a fun atmosphere helps children to feel comfortable when they visit us, making any procedures they may need much easier to manage.
Sparkling Dental encourage regular dental check-ups for children from the age of 2 years in order to effectively preserve their original teeth, familiarise them with our practice and staff, and to promote positive experiences at the dentist.
Birth to 3 Years Old: Primary (or baby) teeth are critically important for jaw growth, appearance, eating well, proper positioning of adult teeth and speech.
In this age group, we assess several factors to ensure normal development. Tongue position and breathing style can be assessed to reduce the risk of future orthodontic problems.
The type of food children eat and their sleeping habits (particularly snoring) also play a large part in jaw development and the health of their teeth.
Six to 12 Years Old: Children in this age group experience the loss of their primary teeth, replaced by their permanent, adult teeth. Sometimes permanent teeth are discoloured or weakened. It is important to identify this at an early stage to support the developing teeth as best as possible.