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Teaching your children proper oral care

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Teaching your children proper oral care at a young age is a great investment in their oral health. It is never too early to begin teaching good oral hygiene. You can begin by taking care of your own teeth to show your child that oral health is important.

At Dentist at Surrey Hills, we care about your children. A great way to help set healthy expectations for your child’s dental well-being is to make their first appointment by your child’s first birthday. Regular visit for pediatric dentistry will not only help your children protect their teeth and gums, it will also create an understanding that visiting the dentist is important.

We provide a range of dental care services for children:

  • Removal of Tartar and Plague
  • Emergency dentistry for urgent service.
  • Dental Sealants to prevent tooth decay

Make dental health for your child fun! You can do this by brushing your teeth along with your child, letting them pick the colour of their very own toothbrush or learning about their teeth. All this combined will encourage proper oral care that will last a lifetime. 

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Importance of Children's Dentistry

1. Preventive Care for Healthy Teeth

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for maintaining the optimal oral health of adults and children. By scheduling regular visits to our dental clinic, you can ensure that your child receives preventive care such as cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants, which help prevent cavities and other dental issues.

2. Early Detection of Dental Problems

Routine dental visits allow our experienced dentists at Surrey Hills to detect any dental problems early on. This includes identifying issues like tooth decay, gum disease, or orthodontic concerns of your child’s teeth. Early detection enables prompt treatment, preventing the progression of dental problems and reducing the need for extensive interventions later on.

3. Establishing Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Regular visits to our dental clinic in Surrey Hills provide an opportunity for your children to learn and reinforce good oral hygiene habits. Our dental professionals can educate kids on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as the importance of a balanced diet for healthy teeth and gums. Instilling these habits early sets the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health.

4. Monitoring Dental Development as The Child Grows Up

Children's dental needs evolve as they grow. Regular visits to our children's dentists allow the team to monitor your child's dental development closely. We can track the status of permanent teeth, assess bite alignment, and address any concerns regarding jaw growth or tooth positioning. Early intervention can prevent future orthodontic issues and ensure proper dental development.

5. Promoting Overall Health and Well-being

Your child’s overall health is also linked to their oral health. Poor oral health can lead to various health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. By prioritising regular dental care for kids, parents can promote not only their oral health but also their overall health and quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental X-rays are valuable for diagnosing dental diseases, but they should not be part of every exam. Our expert dentists recommend that kids who are at high risk for dental disease (e.g., have cavities or a history of cavities) should have X-rays taken every six to twelve months. It’s essential to balance the benefits of X-rays with minimising radiation exposure.

Ideally, children should see a pediatric dentist by the time they’re one year old or when their first tooth comes through, whichever happens first. After that, your dentist will recommend how often to bring your child for a check-up—usually every 6-12 months.

Kids should usually visit the dentist every 6-12 months. However, it can vary case-by-case and your dentist should give you a proper schedule for another visit.

Most kids are scared to go to the dentist because of these factors:

  • Fear of pain and discomfort during dental procedures.
  • Lack of trust due to unfamiliar environments and people.
  • Feelings of helplessness or overwhelmedness.
  • Fear of dental instruments or procedures.


Remember, open communication with your child and a positive dental experience can help alleviate fears and promote good oral health.

Our pediatric dentistry patients primarily come from neighborhoods such as Surrey Hills, Box Hill, Balwyn, Camberwell, and surrounding areas.

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