Children’s Dentistry

 
 
 

Early intervention

 

 
At Hermitage Dental, we believe that early dental intervention can prevent problems from developing in your child’s teeth, leading to a healthier smile for life.
 
We provide friendly, caring and professional dental treatment for children. Our team are trained to treat children, so you can be confident that your child is in the hands of qualified and experienced Dentists and Oral Health Therapists.
 
 
 
Smiling child — Hermitage Dental in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Children’s Dentistry

 

 
We recommend bringing your child to their first dental appointment by age 3, for an introduction and orientation to familiarise them with the dental setting. It is best to ensure that the first dental experience is not an emergency and not associated with pain or toothache.
 
At Hermitage Dental, we believe visiting the dental clinic should be presented to your child as a positive experience. We encourage you to reassure your child that we’re here to help them take care of their teeth. It’s important not to prepare your child for the appointment by describing any of your own dental experiences that may be negative.
 
Permanent teeth begin to appear at around 6 years old and introducing fluoride is beneficial at this time.
 
 
 
Children dentistry — Hermitage Dental in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Regular check-ups

 

 
It may help your child to prepare for their dental visit by telling them the date of their appointment. Regular check-ups are recommended every 6 to 12 months to monitor eruption patterns and overall oral health. It’s important not to wait until your child has a toothache or requires emergency dentistry.
 
Our clinic places significant emphasis on preventive care and oral hygiene education for our younger patients. We teach kids and their parents the best tools for daily dental care, while our cleanings and check-ups ensure that any severe teeth or gum problems are nipped in the bud.
 
 
 
Child dental — Hermitage Dental in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bringing Your Child to the Dentist?

 

 
It can be beneficial for your toddler to attend with you for your regular check-up and cleaning appointment, so they can become familiar with the surgery surroundings and the dental team. Your child will then be comfortable and at east to sit in the dental chair.
 
A visit to the dental team enables us to evaluate gum health and other child-specific oral health issues. With regular check-ups, we can monitor the development of your child's teeth and jaws. If we notice a problem, we can recommend the ideal treatment immediately.
 
 
 
Dentist, patient and their parent — Hermitage Dental in Port Macquarie, NSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dental Benefit Schedule

 

 
Children aged 2-17 may be eligible for dental treatment under the new Child Dental Benefit Schedule provided by the Department of Human Services. Please contact the clinic for further details.
 
 
 
Child in Dentist Chair — Hermitage Dental in Port Macquarie, NSW