Hornsby Family and Children’s Dentist:
At Hornsby Dental Care, your Hornsby family dentist Dr. Rabeeh looks after kids of all ages as well as adults.
First Tooth. First Birthday. First Dental Appointment.
As a mom or dad to your little one, you get to experience so many ‘firsts’ right alongside them. Their first word, first day of school, and even their first dental appointment. We want to make your child’s first trip to the dentist a fun and memorable one that sets the tone of healthy habits your child will retain for a lifetime.
How old should my child be when they visit the dentist?
A common question new parents ask is, “How soon should I take my child to the dentist?” According to the Australian Association of Paediatric Dentists, it’s recommended that kids go in for their first oral health check-up when their baby teeth first begin to emerge or by the time their first birthday comes around. Though it may seem early, this visit is essential to ensure your child doesn’t have any signs of gum or tooth decay and that their teeth are erupting and developing properly. Baby teeth can begin emerging as early as six months, so make sure their dental appointment isn’t far behind!
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, yet it is almost always entirely preventable? Often times, kids will come in for their first appointment at three or four years old with cavities and tooth decay that could have been prevented with a routine check-up. That’s why it’s so important to start them young!
What should I expect at my child’s first visit to the dentist?
Your Hornsby Dentist Dr. Rabeeh and staff take extra care to make sure your child has fun at their dental visit and that they’re as comfortable as possible. If your child is nervous about their first dental appointment, we always welcome parents to bring their child by our office to take a look around, meet the staff, and get acclimated to our clinic before your visit with us! If you think this would help your child, feel free to give us a call to schedule a tour of our office.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule is available for eligible children and teenagers aged 2- 17 with up to $1000 for basic dental services. You can check your child’s eligibility by contacting Medicare. If your child is eligible, all you need to do is to call us to book an appointment.