We’re the Nelson Bay dentist for kids
The team here at Platinum Dental love treating kids!
We are pleased to offer all of our patients on the child benefit scheme a bulk billed service. Call or enquire now and our team can check if you qualify.
What age should I start taking my child to the dentist?
Once you notice your baby’s first tooth appearing, it is well worth a trip to the dentist. This could be as young as 3months (some babies are even born with their front teeth!).
What will my child’s first check-up involve?
- A baby’s trip to the dentist usually involves lying the baby on your lap so the dentist can have a look inside your baby’s mouth. The dentist will also use this time to discuss any concerns you may have and will give advice on caring for your baby’s oral health.
- Toddlers and older children will have a full examination of all of their teeth and will also be given oral health advice. Depending on how confident your child is in the dental chair, they may or may not have their teeth cleaned by the dentist and a fluoride treatment provided.
We here at Platinum Dental want your children to be part of the Platinum Dental family, even if you are not a patient of our practice.
How often should I take my kids to the dentist?
We recommend bringing your child every 6 months so that the dentist can spot any dental issues early on.
I’m worried my child won’t cooperate; should I still make an appointment?
This is a common concern that parents have when thinking of taking their child to the dentist. Do not worry. Not all kids feel confident to sit in the dental chair on their first visit and this is not a problem. By bringing your child every 6 months to Platinum Dental, they will become familiar with the surroundings and begin to build a trusting relationship with the dentist.