ChildrenWe recommend that children from the age of 2 years come and visit the dentist for the first time, to get themselves familiar with the dentist. How the surgery looks and smells. How the chair works and that the chair tilts back. That the dentist will wear gloves and a mask and use a mirror to see inside the mouth.
Children often find the first visit a little daunting because it is something new. If your child really does not want to have a ride in our Magical dental chair then that is OK. We want children to feel relaxed and welcome, we never wish them to get a fear of coming to the dentist. Young children might like our downloadable Colouring Page.
A child’s first full dental visit
A full oral examination will be undertaken. We will document down (Chart) the teeth that are present (Deciduous and/or permanent teeth). Polish the teeth with strawberry flavoured paste and even give the teeth a floss.
At the end of a full first visit, each child gets a prize!
Tooth eruption chat
At the average age of 6 years old, a child’s first adult (Permanent) molars are erupting. Once these teeth are fully erupted, in some high decay risk children, we recommend that these teeth be Fissure Sealed.
Fissure SealantsThe chewing surface of the molar teeth often have deep grooves and pits in them where food collects. To help prevent this food collection causing decay, we recommend painting these surfaces with fissures sealant. These form a barrier to keep food and bacteria out.
It is a very simple procedure.
The tooth is polished clean to remove any food and bacteria.
We place a cotton roll beside the tooth to keep it dry.
We place a blue etch to slightly roughen the surface for the sealant to adhere to, this gets washed off.
A white liquid sealant is placed into the grooves and pits of the tooth surface and then set hard with a curing light for 20 seconds.
Please ask the dentist about this PREVENTATIVE treatment.
AdultsWe recommend on average that all adults get a full oral examination every 6-12 months. The dentist will check all the teeth, gingiva (gums), cheeks, tongue and palate.
In a routine examination the dentist will also carry out a full scale and polish of the teeth and gums, also may take some x-rays (usually recommended every 2 years).
We can also provide fluoride treatment to keep the enamel of the teeth healthy and strong, fissures sealants, fillings, root canal treatment, crowns/veneers/implants, athletic mouthguards and nightguards to protect your teeth.