Child-Friendly Dental Practice
At Azura, we provide personalised dental care for the whole family, and we especially love treating children (paediatric dentistry). We are a child-friendly dental surgery dedicated to creating a fun, positive experience for children to ensure good dental health from a young age.
We believe that the dental care we provide for your children today will influence their oral health in the future. When we care for children at Azura, we focus on preventative dentistry, education and awareness to help them develop great lifelong dental habits. Our family-friendly dental practice is equipped with the latest technology and is designed to make people feel safe and relaxed.
As parents ourselves, we know that taking young children to the dentist can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. We have lots of tips and tricks to help parents and guardians prepare for their child’s appointment. During the appointment, our dentists and hygienists will let your child set the pace of their treatment, helping to make them feel safe and comfortable in the dental surgery.
Dental Services for Children
We provide a comprehensive range of dental services for children of all ages, from infants to teens. Our children’s treatments include everything from general hygiene and check-ups, sports mouthguards, teeth straightening, fillings, emergency care and everything in between.
Regular dental check-ups in the early years are essential for monitoring your child’s oral health and development. Through these visits, we can help children develop good dental care habits and ensure a positive association with the dentist for life. We focus on a preventative dental treatment plan for children to protect the primary teeth and avoid the premature loss of baby teeth due to decay. We may recommend treatments such as fluoride and sealants to help protect and strengthen your child’s teeth.
Our staff are highly trained, and our child-friendly practice is equipped with the latest technology to ensure we can provide safe and easy treatment for children. Dr Deb and our dental hygienists treat every child with care and understanding, and most importantly, we always make sure a trip to the dentist is fun!
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is accepted at Azura. Under this scheme, Medicare will cover up to $1,000 over two calendar years for basic dental services. Check your eligibility on the Medicare website. In addition to this, we also provide No Gap Check-ups, Cleans, and X-Rays to all patients under the age of 21 with private health cover.
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At what age should my child have their first visit to the dentist?
We recommend children come to the dentist once they are one year old or once they have their first tooth, whichever comes first.
When is it safe for children to have dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays are performed when necessary and appropriate. However, we recommend children are aged between four to six years before they have their first dental x-ray.
How can I prepare my child for their first visit to the dentist?
We recommend talking to your child about what will happen at the dentist and why good oral health is important. Try some role-playing so they can be the patient, the dentist, and the parent. Playing pretend and letting them use a toothbrush to clean their doll or teddy bears teeth can also be helpful. Once you are here, we have lots of tricks up our sleeves to get your little one excited about the dentist.
What if my child’s first dentist appointment doesn’t go well?
It’s OK if your child’s first visit to the dentist isn’t successful. If your child is feeling uncomfortable, anxious or unsafe during their treatment, we will stop and reschedule. We can give you some tips on what to say and do with your child in the lead up to the new appointment to help ensure their next visit is a success.