At Be Well Dental, we appreciate that your child’s oral health journey is shaped by the many hands that guide them. Early experiences can determine how positive or negative their adult experiences will be later in life.
Parents often assume that their child’s dental visits only start when they have grown all their teeth, but in truth, their dental health incorporates more than teeth. Your children’s dentist considers the gums, lips and every part of the mouth.
According to the Australian Dental Association, parents are advised to bring their son or daughter to see us by the age of one, but we are always happy to see your little one at any time—especially if you have any questions, concerns, or notice anything abnormal.
We Help Overcome Dental Anxiety through Education
Being anxious about the dental office and appointment is absolutely normal, especially for a child. Sometimes children pick up on their parents own apprehensions or stories—they can be more perceptive than we realise. Parents can work on being calm and positive throughout their child’s first dental visit, and honest answers are always the best method.
Our dental team incorporates special ways to explain procedures and concepts using demonstrations that aid understanding—while also having fun. We help empower your child and motivate them to care for their teeth and gums for the rest of their lives!
Our friendly team may discuss:
- Brushing techniques
- Bite/jaw relationship
- Soft tissues such as gums and cheeks
- Habits such as thumb sucking
- Risk of decay and how to prevent it
- Prevention of trauma to your child’s mouth
- Nutritional advice
Each Year Has Its Own Developmental Milestones
Children’s permanent, adult teeth typically begin to emerge around five to six. At this stage, dental visits are especially crucial to ensure that the emerging teeth are developing properly and vibrantly. Drs Bao Nguyen and William Huynh will continue to provide preventative dental care advice to match your child’s stage of development. It is important that we instil a sense of significance in at-home oral care to prevent dental decay and gum disease. Children who understand the role and function of their teeth, and how to prevent cavities and gum disease often play an active role in their own dental health.
During your child’s adolescent years, their jaws and teeth will continue to grow. It is essential that we monitor this development to catch any bite misalignments that would require orthodontic treatment. The teenage years are typically when diet and oral hygiene are less than ideal, leading to increased dental decay, tooth wear and gum disease. It is vital to maintain regular dental visits to help encourage the health of your teenager’s teeth and gums.
Children's Dental Services We Offer
We always allow your child to set the pace of what they're comfortable with. We don't believe in pushing beyond any patient's comfort or boundaries. Visits with us can be fun and educational. We count teeth together, let them ride the dentist's chair, and pay attention to how receptive they are.
Our focus and welcoming environment can help your child feel more positive about being in a dental practice and receiving a dental clean and exam.
Dental services we offer to your little one include:
- Cleans and exams
- Fluoride application
- Dental sealants
- Nightguards and mouthguards
Call Us to Schedule Your Child's First Dental Visit
Children look forward to our no-pressure approach and friendly atmosphere. We love developing close bonds and relationships with all our patients to encourage better oral habits throughout their lifetimes.