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Children’s Dental Care

We want to make sure that every child’s first visit to the dentist is a positive one. For this reason, we use a variety of techniques to ensure that children feel relaxed and have an enjoyable dental experience.

Your Child’s First Visit

Toddler with toothbrushWe recommend most children see a dentist by the time they’re around 4 years old. At this stage, they’ll have all of their baby teeth and understand what we have to say about caring for their smile.

At Whites Dental Care, we work at your child’s pace, usually starting with a brief exam where we “count” their teeth with a special mirror and light. If they’re comfortable, we’ll apply a disclosing dye that shows where to brush their teeth. Then we’ll polish their teeth, take some X-rays and build their confidence. From there we can see where teeth are developing and if there are any issues that need to be addressed.

We encourage parents to bring their children with them to their own visits, leading up to their first appointment. As your child gets to observe you sitting in the chair or as you have your teeth examined, they’ll see it’s a normal process that doesn’t warrant any fear.

The first visit is always informative in nature. We’ll share brushing tips with your child and guide you through common Q&As about their smile’s development.

Brushing Your Child’s Teeth

Until your child can tie their own shoes, you’ll want to help them brush their teeth 2-3 times a day. If their teeth are touching side-by-side, be sure to make flossing a part of your everyday oral care routine.

As your child gets older, encourage them to start brushing independently. Just be sure to follow behind them to make sure they’re cleaning well. You may need to help them brush at night before they go to bed so that they’re not sleeping with any plaque on their teeth.

Preventative Dentistry

We offer fluoride treatments and fissure sealants to help children avoid cavities before they start. Sealants are usually recommended on their permanent molars (back teeth), which erupt around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively. As they only take a few minutes to apply, we can place them at your child’s routine checkup.

Emergency Children’s Dentistry

Our practice provides same-day dental emergency care to children of all ages. If your child has a broken or knocked-out tooth, dental abscess or toothache, we can arrange to see your child on the same day. If it’s after hours or on the weekend, we’re also available to reach by phone.

A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Request an appointment for your child today! We offer family-friendly care and children’s dentistry in Neutral Bay in a relaxing atmosphere.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Children’s Dentist Neutral Bay NSW | (02) 9908 7889