Children's Dentistry

Overview of Children's Dentistry

Children’s dentistry, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the dental care and oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric dentists have specialized training and experience in treating the unique needs of young patients, including those with special needs or medical conditions.

Keeping Your Child's Smile Healthy

Children have slightly different dental needs to adults which is why Coastal Smiles provides a range of dental treatments especially for young patients. All our dentists enjoy treating children and we have a dental therapist on our team who has received additional training in treating children and teenagers. Our aim is to help young children have healthy and strong milk or primary teeth, increasing the likelihood of their adult teeth erupting without any problems. Treatments are largely focused on preventative dental care as we want to prevent your child from developing any dental problems both now and into adulthood.

Children's Dentistry Treatments

  • Fluoride treatment
  • Check-ups
  • Mouthguards
  • Fissure sealants

We do encourage parents and caregivers to ask us any questions they may have about their child’s dental care and our dental therapist is great at teaching children and their parents the best way to care for teeth at home. You can call us on (02) 9971 8992 or visit the practice at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099.

Frequently Asked Questions

The American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry recommends that children should have their first dental visit by their first birthday, or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, whichever comes first.

During a child's first dental visit, the dentist will examine their teeth and gums, check for any signs of decay or other dental problems, and provide guidance on how to care for their child's teeth and gums at home.

There are several things you can do to help your child feel more comfortable during their dental visits, including talking to them about what to expect, choosing a dentist who specializes in children's dentistry, and using positive reinforcement and rewards.

Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They help prevent cavities by sealing out bacteria and food particles that can get trapped in the grooves and pits of the teeth.

To help your child maintain good oral health, encourage them to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and eat a healthy diet low in sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Additionally, make sure your child sees their dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

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Contact Dentist Dee Why

Our team is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate dental care to our patients, and we’re
always here to answer your questions or concerns.