comprehensive childrens dental treatments
If your child is apprehensive about visiting the dentist for the first time or needs regular check-ups that are friendly and positive, then at About Smiles we can help. Our clinic provides a warm and reassuring environment, designed to help your child feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit and ease any nervousness and anxiety they may have. Additionally, among our staff is an experienced, specialist children’s dentist (Dr Caroline Chung), so we are fully capable of providing the care your child needs.
We offer a range of services for parents and children, helping to lay a foundation of proper oral hygiene from a young age for a lifetime of healthy smiles. These include:
Our Child Friendly Facility
Additionally we offer sedation options for patients who may be nervous about treatment. Our team also have a reassuring bedside manner to ensure your comfort when you visit our clinics.
Tips to Take Home
From the age of two a child can begin brushing their teeth with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste, supervising to ensure they don’t swallow. It’s advisable to have them brush their teeth twice a day for around two minutes each time. Making sure they not only get the top and front of each tooth, but the backs, gum-lines and tongue too.
When it comes to flossing, as soon as two teeth sit side-by-side in their mouth and touch your child can begin. Be careful to make sure they use the correct technique, a gentle up and down motion between each gap is enough. If you can get them into a habit of flossing once a day, perhaps before bed, it can go a long way towards preventing cavities and complications.
About Smiles in the Community
About Smiles has also provided resources and support the Cancer Council and other charities.