At St Mark Dental and Medical Group, we welcome patients of all ages, including children beginning at age two. Early childhood dental visits have a twofold benefit for kids: We can help children maintain healthy smiles, and early visits help children become familiar with the new faces and surroundings they will see at the dental clinic.
If you are searching for a kids’ dentist in Wolli Creek and Monterey that also welcomes parents and their dental needs, look no further. Our dentists are equipped to treat patients throughout their lifetimes from age two to age 100.
Your child will feel welcome by our caring and gentle dental team. We will show children their teeth in the tiny mirror, perform an exam to make sure they are developing normally and also provide a clean and polish if the little one is in a cooperative mood.
We never push kids past their attention spans or make them feel uncomfortable. Our team is great at speaking to little kids using language they understand and distracting them to avoid anxiety associated with the unknown.
The Importance of Baby (Primary) Teeth
Many parents are surprised how important primary teeth are to the normal development of kids’ teeth and jaws.
Baby teeth provide the blueprint for your child’s healthy future smile by leaving enough space for adult teeth to emerge. Keeping them healthy until they fall out naturally is essential. In the event of premature primary tooth loss, space maintainers can help retain natural growth patterns.
Cavity Prevention for Kids
Dental caries (decay) impacts many kids in Australia, but having a dentist who works in a partnership with parents can help children avoid cavities. Changes to the diet can help by having kids avoid sugar and starchy treats, as well as snacks between meals.
Good home and professional dental care help too.
- Brushing twice daily for two minutes
- Flossing teeth each day
- Regular cleans and check-ups
- Fluoride application
- Fissure sealants
- Avoiding bottle feeding at night
Your dentist or dental hygienist will go over tips and practises to help your little one to avoid the need for fillings. Of course, if decay develops, we will provide gentle treatment to protect your child’s teeth.
Kids love sports, but trauma to the teeth and gums can have a lasting impact. Rather than keeping kids from playing on their favourite team, we offer custom sports mouthguards to help keep the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth healthy and safe while your child is burning off energy on the field or court.
We Welcome You to Book a Paediatric Dental Appointment
Because we have three dentists at St Mark Dental and Medical Group, Dr Evet Ishak, Dr David Bashout and Dr Mina Azmi, we can book family appointments, so we can take care of multiple family members simultaneously. We welcome kids, teens, adults and senior patients to become part of our dental family.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.