What to look for in a good children’s dentist?

When it comes to finding a dentist that is suitable for the whole family, you need to ensure that your dentist in Mackay has an all round approach to dental care.

Dentist in MackayAt Walkerston Dental, located in the Walkerston GP Superclinic, Queensland, we do not compromise on our care for children and all other members of your family.

We understand that by being an interesting, entertaining, informative, welcoming and friendly place for your child, we help setting them up for a lifetime of good oral health.  This is because children with positive experiences of visiting the dentist are more likely to return as a regular patient for frequent checkups throughout their lives.

We also find that by establishing good habits as early as possible, that these habits can stick with an individual for life. If your child knows to brush their teeth twice a day, floss and rinse, then they will have reduced likelihood of problematic oral health in their future.

By keeping ideal oral hygiene habits, there will be less bad bacteria growing in the mouth and which is the leading cause of bad breath. If you are unable to remove this bad bacteria, it can then build up as plaque on your teeth. As plaque sits in hard to reach places for a long amount of time, it hardens and becomes tartar. Tartar can only be removed by the use of professional dental tools.

Plaque and tartar are the leading causes of tooth decay and gum disease. Not only can this cause you pain, you can lose teeth as a result and it can even negatively affect your health. Heart conditions have been linked in some cases to poor oral health as the whole body is connected in many ways.  It may be possible that other issues within your body can be caused l if you do not look after your teeth and gums.

How often should your child visit the dentist in Mackay?

As soon as the first teeth begin to erupt, then it is time to visit your local dentist in Mackay. We will not need to overwhelm your baby at this time, we simply want to get to know you and your little one, answer any questions you may have and check the new teeth to ensure they are healthy and in the correct position.

As your little one rapidly grows, plenty of changes in the mouth are happening too. It is important that we monitor changes so that we can identify any potential issues early. With early diagnosis, we are able to treat issues as soon as possible and give your little one the best chance of continuing growth normally and happily.

In most cases, a routine check up to ensure the health and strength of teeth is important. We can check to make sure that their diets aren’t negatively impacting their oral health and give parent’s advice on how to give their children the best start they possibly can for their future.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.