Children’s Dentistry at Adelaide Dental Spa
Early preventative dental care helps children reduce their chances of tooth decay and fear of the dentist. By establishing a relationship with your child at a young age, we can familiarise them with the dental clinic so that it’s a happy place they don’t mind visiting. Unfortunately, many children never see the dentist until they’re in pain, linking the two together.
Your Child’s First Checkup
At Adelaide Dental Spa, we recommend that children have their first checkup with us by the time they turn 4 years old. If you like, they can come in earlier to watch an older sibling or parent get a check and clean. The more familiar they are with our clinic, the more positive outlook they can have on their oral care experience.
At your child’s first appointment, we’ll work at their pace and show them around the office. While you fill out any necessary forms, your child can entertain themselves with the colouring station in our reception area. When we’ve escorted everyone back to a patient care room, there are TVs on the ceiling which generally distract most children during their exam. If all they’re prepared for is a short ride up and down in the chair, along with oral hygiene instruction, we’ll work from there. Everything is adjusted to your child’s comfort level.
If your child requires any treatment, we can arrange to do book it for a separate appointment. However, if your child is experiencing discomfort and requires emergency attention, we will get them out of pain the same day.