St.Vincent Smile is a child-friendly dental practice and we encourage parents to bring their children in for check-ups from an early age.
This forms part of our preventive dentistry ethos, which involves regular visits to the dentist for plaque removal with the aim of preventing the
establishment and the spreading of tooth decay, and also for ensuring that any tooth decay is detected and treated before it can cause pain or
infection with the risk of the tooth being lost at such young age.
Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your growing child’s teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the child’s teeth and this helps to mineralise the teeth. Fissure sealants are tooth coloured and applied to biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay.
Studies have shown that the younger the age that you bring your child to the dental practice, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your children to make them feel safe and cared for.
Dental examination of a child from an early age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of potential bite problems such as underbite, crossbite or overbite, etc. developing. Children respond better to the appropriate orthodontic treatment at younger age, so the earlier we detect the problems and start the treatment the quicker they can be resolved.