As a parent, you have the opportunity to build healthy habits into your child’s routine. Good oral care is an essential part of a healthy body and your child’s confidence.
We work in partnership with the parents of the Coffs Harbour community to ensure that children have a great foundation for a lifelong healthy smile.
Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
A child’s first dental visit is a milestone, and we plan to make it a fun event. Our team loves to celebrate and make children feel like our special guests. We will even help you get the perfect photo to post on social media.
We welcome your children as early as age two. This early childhood visit is important because it gives you time to speak with Dr Justin Ward about your child’s development, habits such as bottle use and thumb sucking, and nutrition.
Dr Ward will also perform an exam and make sure that your child’s teeth and gums look healthy, with your little one’s cooperation, of course.
If you would like more information about brushing and flossing your child’s teeth, our hygienist is a pro and will help you become one, too.
Preparing Your Child
Children are little sponges, soaking up knowledge and information at an often alarming rate. Your attitude toward dentistry will impact that of your child because they pick up on verbal and non-verbal cues.
- Avoid scary or negative language
- Make it fun
- Mark it on the calendar
- Create excitement
Your child is in good hands with the Arthur Street Dental team. Many people on our team have children, giving them a natural ease and gentle approach to their care.
Lifetime Dental Care
One of the main benefits of starting your child off in our clinic is that we get to know them and build trust. We also provide age-appropriate dentistry as your child grows.
We offer everything from preventive services such as exams, cleanings, fluoride and sealants to interceptive orthodontics and fillings, when needed. For active kids, we create custom mouth guards for safety in sports.
Each child is different, and our team appreciates the opportunity to be a part of their health and happy smile as they grow from toddlers into teens and adults.
Kids change so quickly, before long we will be evaluating their wisdom teeth and making sure they have a healthy smile as they head off to university or their new career.
Treating Our Patients Like Family
Choosing a family dentist is a big decision. On behalf of our entire Arthur Street Dental Team, we look forward to welcoming you.
If you would like to book an appointment, give us a call. We even offer evening hours to work around busy family schedules.