At Ayar Dental, we love treating children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. We do not see children as small adults; we realise that they have different needs when it comes to taking care of their oral hygiene. We work hard to ensure that every child’s first dental experience is memorable—for all the right reasons. Putting kids at ease with a gentle, caring approach is what we do to help create a positive experience at our Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic.
Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
Many adults today who experience dental anxiety had a bad experience at the dentist as children. We believe that with the right approach, no child has to grow up fearing the dentist. Our main goal with your child’s earliest dental visits is to build trust. This means Dr Robert Ayar and his team will work at whatever pace is most comfortable for your child. We take advantage of your child’s natural curiosity by letting them hold a dental mirror or toothbrush, and by giving them a spin in the dental chair.
When your child is ready, Dr Ayar will look into his or her mouth to count teeth and check that developmental milestones are on track. If your child grows impatient or fussy, we will not push.
The Importance of Early Dental Care
Most parents don’t realize just how important baby teeth are to oral development. Too often we see children who come to our Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic with poor quality oral health. Often the parents are unaware of this until we talk to them about the extensive dental treatment that might be needed.
Even though they eventually come out to be replaced with adult teeth, baby teeth have an essential job to do. Not only do they enable your child to eat and speak correctly, but baby teeth serve as space holders for the permanent teeth. If your child loses a tooth prematurely because of tooth decay or gum disease, adjacent teeth may drift into the space left behind. This can impact the growth of the adult teeth, preventing them from growing in properly.
Preventive care for your child can help protect the health of baby teeth.
- Thorough dental examinations twice a year
- Professional plaque removal
- Fluoride treatment
- Preventive fissure sealants
Making Dentistry Affordable
We don’t want financial concerns to prevent you from getting the dental care your child needs. For every child with dental cover with any Australian health fund, we offer a no-gap guarantee. For children 18 years of age and younger, we offer special pricing for teeth scale, clean, x-ray and fluoride (conditions apply). We also support the Medicare Bulk Billing under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
We do Medicare Bulk Billing for eligible children and also No Gap dental check-up and clean.
We Look Forward to Meeting Your Little One
If it’s time to schedule a booking for your child’s first dental appointment, we welcome your call to our Ramsgate Beach, NSW dental clinic.