At Hawthorn East Dental we are passionate about providing children’s dentistry. So how does a children’s dentist Melbourne ensure that a child comes away happy and willing to return? Children Dentistry requires more than just a dentist’s clinic with chairs to sit on while you wait.
We provide a special combination of a waiting area that has been intentionally designed for families and children as a welcoming introduction, an empathic approach where a child can feel as comfortable as possible and a superior level of care to reduce stress and pain.
Children Dentistry is for Adults Too
If you’re anxious going into the dentist then your child may be too. We believe strongly in seeing the whole family for familiarity. We know you’ll find our approach exceptional and if your child sees you confident going to a dentist, they will be less reluctant. We want your child to develop positive feelings about their visit to the dentist which will translate into a positive approach to looking after their teeth as they grow.
Prevention now for a Healthy Oral Future
Great dental health starts with great dental care from a young age. We recommend you bring your young one to see our children dentist Melbourne within 6 months of their first tooth erupting or around 12 months. Some of the information we can discuss with you is:
- Baby Feeding Bottle Tooth Decay
- Thumb sucking
- Any other concerns you have
The aim mainly is to have your child become familiar with dental visits and for them to be positive. Regular dental check-ups and a consistent approach to an oral care provider for a greater probability your child will know how to care for their teeth and continue to do so as they grow up.
Children Dentist Melbourne for All Ages
We are able to see your whole family, no matter the age of your child. Whether you have a child who has lost a tooth, need cosmetic dentistry advice or braces, we have a qualified dentist able to assist.
Preparing Your Child to see our Dentist
There are a few things you should consider when you are booking in for children’s dentistry. Keep in mind daily routines such as nap times and bring your child in when they are not tired and irritable. Generally, it’s better for a children’s dentist in the morning when your child or toddler is more alert.
Prepare your child by having a positive conversation about their dental appointment. Let them know what to expect in an encouraging way. If you have your own anxiety around dental visits, don’t relay this to your child as they may form a negative view before they even arrive and this may also impact their own oral care.
When you are ready to speak with a Children’s Dentist in Melbourne who provides exceptional care, then you’ll want to call us at Hawthorn East Dental.