At Maidstone Dental Clinic, we love making children’s first experience at the dentist enjoyable and fun. Having young children ourselves, we understand that your kids may feel a little apprehensive. That’s completely understandable, so we take the time to get down on their level, explain things simply, make them feel relaxed, and have a good laugh along the way.
We believe a good place to start is to have children accompany you or their siblings to a dental check up so they know what to expect before sitting in the dental chair themselves. From there, we recommend regular check ups to get to know your children’s dentist, alleviate any fear, and – most importantly – to prevent any dental diseases that could lead to traumatising experiences for your child.
We recommend your child has their first dental visit as soon as they’re happy to sit on the dental chair or your lap and open their mouth. We ensure the first visit is less than 15 minutes, and includes a ride in the chair, and explanations of the lights, air and water triplex, mouth mirror, and probe. We then count the teeth, give some instructions around oral hygiene, and finish with a high five, a sticker, and a big smile! Giving your child a great first experience at the dentist puts them on a lifelong path to great oral health.
A trusted children’s dentist, we offer the following treatments for children:
A thin layer of coating that covers the grooves of the back teeth, which are often missed by young children when brushing and more prone to decay. Fissure sealant is an excellent preventative measure. Find out more here .
Sometimes injections are needed – for example, with extraction or large fillings. Naturally, children can be very fearful of injections. That’s why we invested in The Wand (a much more comfortable alternative to traditional syringes), ensuring our young patients are comfortable and enjoy happy, tear-free appointments. Of course, this is a relief for Mum and Dad too!
Giving your child the gift of a perfect smile is priceless. Not only does a straight smile improve self-esteem, straight teeth are easier to keep clean and less prone to decay and other gum diseases. We can determine if your child needs braces and what kind of treatment is required. Find out more here .
The latest in dental innovation, Myobrace is a three-stage appliance system designed specifically to correct poor oral habits while guiding normal development of the upper and lower jaw. Find out more here .
Maidstone Dental Clinic is a recognised children’s dentist that participates in the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule for eligible children aged 2 – 17 years. You can gain a benefit entitlement of up to $1000 per child over a two-calendar-year period.
First, you need to check your child’s eligibility with Medicare and if they are eligible, inform us that you want the treatment done under the scheme before treatment commences. These benefits can cover the cost of examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions for your child. For more information, visit this page or contact us .
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