Children's Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry at Beecroft Smiles Dental Surgery focuses on promoting and preserving bright, healthy smiles through preventative dental care for our youngest patients.

During the initial visit, we conduct a thorough examination, which may include a cleaning and consultation. We inform parents about the proper eruption of their child’s teeth, identify any existing issues, and determine if extraction of baby teeth is necessary to facilitate the arrival of permanent ones. Additionally, we engage in discussions regarding potential orthodontic treatment, ensuring comprehensive care for your child’s dental health.

Beecroft Smiles for Children's Dentistry

At Beecroft Smiles, we understand the importance of nurturing healthy smiles from the start. Our friendly team is passionate about creating a fun and positive experience for your child, ensuring a lifetime of happy visits.

First Steps Towards Healthy Teeth:
  • Gentle Checkups & Cleans: Every 6 months, we’ll gently check for any concerns and give your child’s smile a sparkling clean, keeping those pearly whites healthy and strong.
  • Expert Consultations: We’ll provide guidance on your child’s oral development, address any questions you have, and discuss potential orthodontic needs if necessary.
Growing with Your Child:
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings: We know accidents happen, and even with the best brushing, cavities can pop up. Our tooth-colored fillings blend seamlessly, keeping your child’s smile bright and natural.
  • Fluoride Boost: Give your child’s teeth an extra shield against decay with our safe and effective fluoride treatments.
  • Fissure Sealants: These “tooth paints” create a protective barrier on your child’s molars, keeping pesky cavities at bay.
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The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

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Providing Friendly Care That Puts Kids at Ease

At our practice, our dentists and team are friendly and compassionate. They ensure that young patients feel at ease at every visit. We work hard to create a positive experience for every child, so that they keep coming back.

Whether one of our dental assistants tells a joke or makes a balloon out of a glove and draws a face on it, we always seek to keep kids engaged and at ease.

Each Child Receives a Gift


At the end of your child’s visit they will receive a takeaway pack branded to Beecroft Smiles Dental Surgery that contains Colgate items including toothpaste, a toothbrush, stickers and more!

 

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Frequently Asked Questons about Children's Dentistry

According to the search results, the first dental visit for a child should be by one year of age, or within 6 months of the first tooth appearing

The search results suggest several tips for parents to help their child maintain good oral health:

  • Help your child brush their teeth twice a day using small circular motions until around age 7-8.

 

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste suitable for children
     
  • Supervise flossing until around age 10
     
  • Encourage a regular tooth brushing routine and praise good brushing.
     
  • Ensure your child eats a healthy, balanced diet and avoids sugary foods/drinks

 

The search results indicate parents should take their child to the dentist if the child develops any of the following:

  • Bleeding, red or swollen gums
  • Pus coming from the gums
  • A bad taste in the mouth that won’t go away
  • Abscesses (which can be very painful) 
     


According to the information provided:

  • The Australian government covers dental costs for some children through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
     
  • Private health insurance can also be used to pay for some or all of the dental costs, though there may still be a “gap payment”
     
  • About half of Australians visit the dentist each year, so it’s important to plan for and afford dental care for your child