Visiting A Kids Dentist – What Should You Know?
We’ve compiled some handy frequently asked questions (FAQs) about visiting the dentist for kids in the Caddens community. If there’s anything else you would like to know, please do not hesitate to call us or visit our practice.
What age should my child see a dentist?
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.
Children’s early experiences to the dentist can have a big impact on their lives. At The Caddens Dental Bar, we offer the best in children’s dentistry in Penrith and we love making your kids smile.
Should I accompany my child to the dentist?
Young children may feel more calm when they sit on their parent’s lap during their check-up. 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.
What are fissure sealants?
We may recommend fissure sealants as a preventive treatment if we notice deep grooves on your child’s teeth. This is 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.
Do baby teeth need to be looked after?
Yes. Just because primary teeth (baby teeth) are going to fall out eventually, that doesn’t mean they can be ignored! Development of the permanent teeth below can be affected if any baby teeth experience decay or become infected. It is can also cause 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.
How often should children visit the dentist?
We recommend that children visit the dentist every 6 months. This gives our pediatric 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.
Are dental X-rays safe for children?
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.
Am I eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
In Australia, children aged between two and 18 years may have access to a means-test basic dental care through the public system as part of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
Fore more information, or to find out if you are eligible, visit the Department of Human Services website or contact Medicare.
Is free parking available?
Yes. Caddens Corner has over 500 car parking spaces with priority car parking spaces also available close to all entrances.
Kids Dentist in Caddens, Penrith
The Caddens Dental Bar is a fun and friendly kids dental clinic in Caddens, Penrith and we love making your kids smile!