Childrens Dentistry

Your child’s oral health plays a big role in how their teeth and jaws develop as they age. At Simply Dental we are passionate about treating your children in a fun, comfortable environment. Ellke Jones has joined our team and is a fully qualified dental therapist specialising in children’s dentistry.

Many believe that because a child loses their primary or ‘milk’ teeth, that they can be more lenient with oral health routines. The truth is a child’s primary teeth play an imperative role in their dental development, such as:

  • Helping with nutrition by providing a biting surface for chewing food
  • Making speech possible
  • Aiding in the development of the jawbone and facial muscles, as well as providing support to facial elements such as the lips and cheeks
  • Reserving space for adult teeth to be guided through later in life

This is why it is important to bring your child in for their first check-up by age 2 or when their first tooth erupts. By doing so you allow our dentists to ensure their oral health early and track their dental development to diagnose any issues before they become problematic.

At Simply Dental we recommend that your child visits us around the time of their first birthday. It is important to us to ensure that each visit is tailored specifically to your child’s needs and their experience is a positive one. We strongly believe prevention is everything and to establish good dental health and tooth brushing habits early in life is essential.

Every child examination with Ellke Jones includes half an hour with our friendly hygienist for tooth brushing instructions and dietary advice. Eating patterns are just as important as the types of foods and drinks your children have could greatly impact their dental health.

With regular 6 monthly reinforcement, let us ensure that your child will get the best possible start and their good dental health will continue long into their future.