Why Bother Filling Baby Teeth

child having dental checkup

I often get asked this question by worried parents. The other popular question is; “Aren’t they going to fall out soon anyway?”.   A child’s baby teeth (or deciduous teeth) start erupting from 6 months until 3 years of age.  These baby teeth are slowly replaced by adult teeth,(permanent teeth), from age 6 until age […]

Dental Anxiety

dental consultation

Anxiety associated with a visit to the dentist is common and affects 1 in 6 Australian adults1.  And is something that we manage at Dent8 Dental regularly. At our practice we make your visit as inviting and comfortable as possible with a family run dental surgery that has understanding staff.   We take the time […]

What is the best age for your child’s first dental visit?

Baby brushing teeth

The Australian Dental Association recommends that your child attend their first dental visit and check up at 12 months of age. By this age the eruption of your child’s first teeth has occurred. During your child’s first visit to Dent8 Dental we will assess the alignment of your child’s teeth and jaws, examine the teeth […]

How to prepare your child for a visit to the dentist?

mum and girl brushing teeth

Here are a few practical ideas to prepare your child for a visit to the dentist and to go as smoothly as possible. Practice ‘playing’ dentist at home. Let your child lay on your lap at home on the couch and practice opening wide. Then count their teeth. Your children will LOVE checking your teeth, […]