Kids need a dentist who understands them, and can relate at their level. Dr Navdeep Kaur has completed extra training in working with children. Danette Ryan our school dental therapist also is excellent with children.
At Bytes Dental we take time to get to know the child before we start on the examination. Fun explanations on plastic teeth can help put each child at ease.
We take time to educate children on:
Correct techniques for tooth brushing and flossing.
We offer dietary counselling and advice where needed.
Fissure seal molar teeth to prevent decay.
Provide mouth guards for protection during contact sports.
Detect early signs of crowding and offer simple orthodontic treatment or arrange referral to an orthodontist. When problems are detected and treated early, it can save costly orthodontic treatment in later life.
Children need a lot of attention to help them feel comfortable at the dentist. Parents can help prepare children by playing a dentist game with dolls or teddy bears.
Do your kids have anxiety about coming to the dentist? Does your dentist know how to make kids feel welcome?
Talk about what things feel like – “Scratchy like a fork or wet like a water spray.”
How things taste – “Fluffy like cotton. Like toothpaste. Like rubber gloves.”
If kids do need dental work and need to have a local anesthetic injection, talk about a little pinch like a mozzie bite, and how it will feel floppy afterwards. The more kids feel comfortable about the dentist BEFORE they come in, the better the dentist will be able to treat them.
Medicare currently has a dental scheme where parents on family tax benefit A can have their children bulk billed at the dentist, up to $1000 over two years. Bring your medicare card to see if your children are eligible.
Check available appointments with Navdeep Kaur in Goonellabah.
Danette Ryan works at Ballina on alternating Saturdays. At Goonellabah Thursdays.
Please call to book 6681 6680.