We’re your Nelson Bay family dentist
Having a pleasant smile is a great way to boost one’s self-esteem. It has also been shown that people with beautiful smiles tend to receive more favourable opinions in social situations. Dental issues can really impact a person’s family dentist confidence as well as their overall health. When it comes to kids, poor oral hygiene can lead to unnecessary pain and discomfort, as well as stigmatising by other children. Therefore it is essential that dental check-ups are taken care of for the entire family.
Anxiety and time constraints are often cited as a reason for delaying scheduled check-ups. Instead of postponing a check-up, which will certainly do more harm than good, choose a family dentist who is skilled, compassionate, and experienced in dealing with nervous patients. Choosing a great family dentist, like at Platinum Dental, will mean that half the battle is already won. We will make your visits simple, pain-free, and enjoyable for you and your family.
How to choose the right family dentist in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens?
Finding the right dentist can be difficult when it comes to the dental care of your whole family. You need someone that you can trust to take care of your health and, as importantly, that of your children. Your family dentist should be kind and empathetic to your needs, not pushing you into treatments that you are uncomfortable with. They should be gentle and patient with children, so that your kids feel comfortable and safe when visiting. We have many families that entrust our dentists with this responsibility, and we take great pride in being able to offer this caring and compassionate approach to your whole family.
Why Choose Platinum Dental?
Why Platinum Dental? How are we different? At Platinum Dental, we take great pride in our commitment to your families oral health care, combining a high standard of expertise with our well-renowned compassion. We don’t just concentrate on your immediate dental needs; we also act proactively to prevent future dental issues. We achieve this by educating our patients about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and teaching the best preventative measures such as brushing technique or dietary advice. We realise that everybody is unique and as such, require specific treatment plans and guidance based upon their own individual needs. We aim to focus on developing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our patients and are confident in our skills, which provides provable and consistent patient satisfaction.
Simple Tips for Healthier Teeth
Oral hygiene for your child
Good oral health is essential for dental patients of any age, but especially for children. Kids should be encouraged to take responsibility for their oral care from a young age. This has been shown to dramatically reduce the need for restorative work in adult life.
Tips for Brushing
It is crucial that your child is taught how to brush their teeth from a young age. The toothbrush should be held at a 45-degree angle to the teeth/gum line, and a gentle circular motion is used to brush all sides of the teeth. We will happily demonstrate to your child the correct technique and amount of pressure to apply. We recommend that parents are regimented about ensuring their children maintain this oral health care at home. As teeth should be brushed at least 2 times a day.
Similar to brushing, it is far easier to imprint good habits from an early age. Daily flossing is essential for removing food particles that get stuck between teeth, where your toothbrush may not reach. We will also happily demonstrate the best techniques for flossing to you and your child.