Alderley Dental
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Children's Dentistry

How can we help you?

Your enquiries are welcome and encouraged. When choosing a family dentist in the Alderley or Brisbane area, you are presented with many options, and we want you to feel utterly confident that you will not only receive great dentistry, but also the personalised patient care you deserve.

Some common questions we hear are listed below. If your specific question is not answered here, please do give us a call and our helpful team will provide you with the information you need.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alderley Dental.

Children's Dentistry

In preventing dental phobia in children, we try to create a fun, relaxing and happy environment. We talk to them in their language and let them go on a little ride on the dentist’s chair. If they’ve had a bad dental experience in the past, sometimes we’ll pop on some happy gas to help, too!

Dental phobia in kids - It's important for children to see the dentist at a younger age before any problems become painful.

It’s important for children to see the dentist at a younger age. If kids only visit the dentist when they are in pain, or there is a problem, then they will quickly build an association between the dentist and fear.

 It’s not just about their dental health; it’s also about creating good memories and the idea that we’re a dental family that they’re comfortable coming to. Kids who are used to having things done in the chair regularly, like a check-up and clean, will then develop trust and be comfortable with the surroundings. If they then end up needing a filling, it won’t be a bad experience.

On the other hand, if a child doesn’t attend routine check-ups, then at the age of eight or nine develops a toothache, it can create a bad memory which may stick with them for the rest of their lives. In pain, they’re suddenly being taken to a completely new environment, facing an injection and potentially needing a tooth to be taken out. That’s the memory they’re going to associate with the dentist because they haven’t had a chance to experience anything different.

Contact Alderley Dental to arrange a check-up and clean for your child. We will make their visit fun and stress-free.

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