Check Ups


About Smiles Kids Dental is dedicated to promoting good dental health for children, so that they have the best chance of achieving a beautiful, healthy smile for life.

It’s never too early to start the healthy habit of six-monthly dental visits. Children from the age of 3 are advised to visit the dentist for a regular check-up and clean so that they become familiarised with their local Dental Care Centre to help maximise their chances of achieving lifelong dental health.

Regular dental check-ups can prevent the need for major dental work in the future and is far more cost effective than allowing problems to go on undetected.

For further information or to arrange an appointment, contact our friendly team on (02) 9415 3555.

 

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My First Check Up (12 months to 24 months)

We recommend that you bring your baby in with you when your baby’s first tooth becomes visible or when he/she reaches 12 months old, whichever comes first.

At this appointment, we will examine the erupted teeth and check that their gums are healthy. We will show you how to brush their teeth and clean their gums.

About Smiles Kids Dental is committed to the promotion of good dental health and educating of parents to help their children have a beautiful, healthy smile for life.

 

Check Ups for Children between 3 to 5 years

By age 3, your child would have received all their primary teeth and this is a good age to start them with good dental habits with regular check ups. Cavities often can occur at this age as children are exposed to chocolates, sweets and juices.

At their check up appointment we will be checking for cavities, checking the depth of the grooves on teeth, plaque control and providing your child with their first dental hygiene appointment. Our clinicians will also be teaching them how to brush. We will only take x-rays (with permission of parents) if we discover cavities.

 

Check Ups for Children between 6 to 12 years

At this stage, your child will start to have their baby teeth replaced by 32 permanent teeth. The first 28 generally erupt between 6 and 13 years.

During this stage, we continue to provide a regular check up and clean but pay particular attention to the eruption of adult teeth, checking that they are erupting correctly and that your child’s bite is correct. At this stage we discuss the need for orthodontics where required.