Are your youngsters starting to get their baby teeth? Are you looking for a children friendly dentist in Alexandria to bring the whole family for check-ups? Here at Healthy Smile Centre, we encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist to start lifelong habits early on in life.
Why visiting the dentist is important
Our team, as dental professionals, holds a philosophy of preventive dental care over reactive dental care. Routine check-ups will allow our dentist in Alexandria to detect and treat decay, even on baby teeth, before it can leave lifelong effects on your children’s teeth. We offer a few different preventive treatments for children’s teeth. A fluoride application is painted onto the surface of the teeth helping to mineralise them, and this helps your child’s growing teeth from developing decay. Tooth coloured fissure sealants are applied to the biting surfaces to also prevent decay.
Visiting the dentist early on helps children
The earlier a child begins visiting their dentist in Alexandria, the less likely they will be afraid of the dentist as the grow up. It is important for children to be exposed to unfamiliar environments and unknown people in a comfortable and relaxing way. Our Dr Simon Lee started Healthy Smile 4 Kids after seeing hundreds of kids come through the dental clinic who had little to no knowledge of proper oral hygiene. He reaches out to local child care centres where he teaches them dietary awareness and oral hygiene techniques. This has helped children become more familiar with a dentist and dental techniques outside of a dental clinic, and that sets up a positive view of going to the dentist in Alexandria for children.
It is also important to have children visit their dentist in Alexandria so early signs of the development of underbite, cross bite, or overbite can be detected. Like anything, detecting something early on can help ease the complexity of treatment later on in life. The sooner you start to treat something then the quicker it can be resolved. Preventive dentistry is the best form of dentistry and we look forward to welcoming you and your children to our dental clinic.
All treatment carries risk. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.