Complete kids’ dental care in Paddington
We are always happy to welcome children at Renton Dental. Our philosophy is to gently and calmly help your kids develop good oral hygiene habits early, so that they can retain their teeth for life.
We encourage your child to enjoy our “Toys and Treasures Corner” while they wait a short while to see our child friendly dentists. Our friendly, warm dental team will then take care to make your children’s dentistry appointment an encouraging, enjoyable experience that they’ll be sure to look forward to in future.
Why care for your kids’ baby teeth?
You might think that, because your child’s primary or baby teeth will eventually fall out, they don’t need as much care as adult teeth. But this isn’t the case. Healthy baby teeth play an important part in your child’s oral health and their developing jaw, facial structure, and of course their smile.
If your children’s baby teeth are lost prematurely, their adult teeth may not have enough room to come through properly. In turn, this can lead to gum problems and even bone loss. At Renton Dental, we believe these are very good reasons to bring your kids in for regular children’s dentistry check-ups.
Get bulk billed children’s dentistry with the CDBS
The Australian Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) can provide dental treatment for your kids at Renton Dental, with no out-of-pocket expense. You may be eligible for up to $1,000 of children’s dentistry benefits over two years with the CDBS, including kids’ dental examinations, cleaning, x-rays, fissure sealing, fillings, root canal treatment or tooth extractions. Call our friendly Paddington CDBS dentists on 3369 2340 to find out more.
What to expect at your child’s first dentist appointment
All of us at Renton Dental will do our utmost to make your child’s first dental appointment a positive experience. We’re proud of our reputation as a kid friendly dentist in Paddington, and we’ll do our best to help your children become confident and relaxed about their dental appointments.
As a father of four children himself, Dr Ian Renton takes a genuine interest in your children’s oral health. At your child’s first visit with us, our dentist will gently check their teeth for any signs of decay, examine their bite, and assess their face and jaws for early signs of misalignment. We will also provide you with any guidance you need to maintain your kids’ oral health, from tooth brushing tips to dietary advice.
After your child’s first appointment, we recommend bringing them to Renton Dental for a preventive dental check-up twice a year. These regular kids’ dental visits will help us to identify any oral health problems early, before they become more serious and more difficult to treat.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should my child first visit the dentist?
We recommend bringing your kids to see our child friendly dentists by their 1st birthday. This will help your child get used to the sights and smells of our Paddington dental clinic, and become comfortable with our friendly dentists. The Renton Dental team will assess your child’s face and jaw, check any erupted teeth are healthy, and give you tips on brushing your child’s teeth and caring for their oral health.
When will my kids’ baby teeth fall out?
Generally, your child will lose their front 8 baby teeth as the first adult molars come through beneath, at about 6-8 years old. Your child should then lose the rest of their baby teeth when they reach 10 to 12 years old.
Is an electric or manual toothbrush best for children’s teeth?
More important than the type of brush you choose is the tooth brushing technique you use. Gently move the brush in small circles over every surface of your child’s teeth, and their gums. Of course, the Renton Dental team will be happy to give you some helpful tips on the correct way to brush your kids’ teeth.
When should I begin brushing my child’s baby teeth?
You should start gently brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as the first one erupts. This will not only protect their tooth, but also help your child become used to regular brushing and having their teeth properly cleaned. Using a soft bristled toothbrush, gently clean your baby’s teeth using a low-fluoride children’s toothpaste, or even no toothpaste at all, to remove any food particles.
What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out?
Unlike an adult tooth, a knocked out baby tooth should not be replaced in the socket, as this can damage the developing adult tooth beneath. Instead, you should contact Renton Dental Paddington on 3369 2340 immediately for advice, and to arrange a dental appointment for your child if necessary.