Crookes & Jenkins Dental is a family-oriented practice. We love treating and caring for children through providing dental services. We offer helpful advice and an array of tips to parents. Your child’s oral health is important to their overall well-being. This is why it’s vital that parents are aware of symptoms and risk factors. The main risk factors for children are tooth decay and gum diseases.
We understand that your child may be worried about visiting the dentist for dental treatments. With the right dental care at an early age, at Crookes & Jenkins Dental we are able to teach your child the dentist is a safe space. Once your child reaches 6 months of age or once their deciduous teeth, more commonly known as baby teeth or milk teeth, first come in, you should begin taking your child to a dentist.
Do you have any questions or concerns around your child’s teeth? Ask one of our friendly staff how we can help. At Crookes & Jenkins Dental we understand that children have different needs to adults. This is why our experienced and qualified team strive to make your child’s dental experience fun, positive and memorable.
Our dental team can recommend some strategies and helpful tips. This ensures your child can have strong and healthy teeth right through adulthood. It is important your child visits the dentist regularly, along with daily brushing and flossing to maintain their oral health.
What does children’s dentistry involve?
The focus of children’s dentistry during a dental visit is on preventive care, taking care of their teeth and taking good oral care, though it can cover a variety of dental work if any other issues arise. In our dental clinic, we work to ensure children are in the best oral health right from a young age.
At Crookes & Jenkins Dental in Brisbane our caring and comfortable dental professionals offer a range of children’s dentistry services in our dental appointments. This can be done through regular check-ups and cleans to spot any issues early, before they become bigger problems, fissure sealants, and flouride treatments to prevent tooth decay. Our team of dental health professionals also aim to provide guidance in regard to good oral health habits such as good brushing technique for your child to abide by.
Children’s Dentist Brisbane Treatments in Paddington at Crookes & Jenkins Dental
If you are looking for a family dentist to visit or want to find out more about children’s dentistry Brisbane treatments, please do not hesitate to contact the friendly team at Crookes & Jenkins Dental.
Our experienced team understands the importance of paediatric dentistry and care, please click here if you would like to book an appointment and bring your child into our dental clinic today.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend that a child should have their first dental visit by the age of one or within six months of their first tooth erupting.
Early dental visits are important for several reasons. They allow our dentist to evaluate the child’s oral health, identify any potential dental problems, provide guidance on proper oral hygiene and diet, help the child become familiar with dental visits, and build a positive relationship with the dentist.
Parents can also help promote good oral health habits in their children by brushing their teeth for them until they are old enough to brush carefully and thoroughly, encouraging healthy eating habits, and scheduling regular dental checkups.
The most common dental problems in children include:
● Tooth decay: This is the most common dental problem in children. It occurs when bacteria in the mouth feed on sugars and produce acid that erodes the tooth enamel, leading to a breakdown of the tooth structure.
● Cavities: When tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to cavities, which are holes in the teeth. Cavities can cause pain, infection, and difficulty eating.
● Gum disease: Gingivitis and periodontitis are both forms of gum disease that can affect children. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and is quite common in children. Periodontitis is less common in children but is a more serious form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.
● Misaligned teeth: If teeth don’t erupt straight or are crowded, it can cause problems with biting and chewing as well as aesthetic concerns.
● Thumb-sucking: Sucking on a thumb, finger or pacifier can cause problems with the alignment of teeth, leading to a need for orthodontic treatment.
● Dental trauma: Children are prone to accidents that can damage their teeth, such as falls, sports injuries, and car accidents.
It is important for children to see a dentist regularly to prevent and treat these dental problems. Parents can also encourage good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, and limit sugary foods and drinks in their children’s diets.
At your child’s first dentist appointment, your dentist and our team will warmly welcome your child and make them feel comfortable in the dental chair. They will perform a gentle examination of your child’s mouth and teeth, clean their teeth with care, and offer tips and tricks for maintaining good oral hygiene. The dentist will also take the time to discuss any dental concerns with you and answer any questions you may have. Overall, the first appointment is a great opportunity to build a positive relationship between your child and the dentist, setting the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles!