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Children’s Dentistry Penrith

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Children's Dentistry in Caddens, Penrith

The Caddens Dental Bar provides fun and friendly children’s dentistry in Penrith. Our kid’s dentists are highly experienced, gentle and patient, and all of our team love looking after little ones. Kids will smile when they enter our stunning practice and as they are entertained by the big plush toys and colouring-in corner.

Your first visit

As soon as your child’s first baby teeth appear or they turn 1 year old, it’s time for your child to visit our children’s dental clinic for their first visit.

We know there can be nervousness or fears and we work hard to make it a comfortable experience.

Your child will enjoy “roaring like a lion”, “going for a ride in the dental chair” and taking home a “prize” when they see our kid’s dentist.

Bulk Billed Children's Dentistry

Children aged between 2 and 17 years may be eligible for up to $1,000 of basic general and restorative dentistry treatments under Medicare’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). Visit Medicare for full CDBS conditions and eligibility.

The Caddens Dental Bar has no waiting list for CDBS patients – your child will be given the next available appointment.

To find out if your child is eligible, call us on (02) 9159 3955

Emergency dentist for kids

You can call us 24 hours a day for a free consultation over the phone. Once we speak with you about your child’s dental emergency, we will discuss treatment options and arrange an appointment for you with our children’s emergency dentist.

We are available after hours and on weekends for children’s dental emergencies.

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We offer the best in children’s dentistry and we love making your kids smile.

Frequently asked

questions

As a rule of thumb, it’s time for a dental visit when your baby’s first tooth becomes visible or they reach 12 months old – whichever comes first. If you notice anything you think is out of the ordinary before this time, it’s better to book an appointment straight away.

Young children may feel more calm when they sit on their parent’s lap during their check-up, but as they get older we encourage parents to allow their children to go to dentist unaccompanied. We believe that this helps to foster independence and helps kids to feel more comfortable with dental care.

We may recommend fissure sealants as a preventive treatment if we notice deep grooves on your child’s teeth, where food and bacteria can easily get trapped and may be difficult to remove. Our dentists can apply fissure sealants to fill in these grooves and lower your child’s risk of dental problems. This treatment is minimally invasive and does not require any injections.

Just because primary teeth (baby teeth) are going to fall out eventually, that doesn’t mean they can be ignored! If any of these teeth experience decay or become infected, this may affect the development of the permanent tooth below, as well as causing pain and discomfort. Brushing their baby teeth every day will also get children used to taking care of their permanent teeth as they grow up.

We recommend that children visit the dentist every 6 months. This gives our paediatric dentists the chance to monitor their oral health and orthodontic development and to respond faster if we spot signs of a problem. However, the ideal time interval for appointments always depends on your child’s individual needs.

Yes. Modern dental X-rays are safe for children and adults as the amount of radiation involved is extremely low, and is equivalent to the sort of exposure you would receive on a 1-2 hour flight.

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