Paediatric Dentistry

At Dentist in the Park, located in Bondi Junction, we take a special interest in looking after children’s oral health. When children have a solid foundation in preventive dentistry, they have the opportunity to enjoy healthy smiles for a lifetime.

Your child’s first dental visit

Your child’s first dental visit is as important for you as it is for them. This early childhood dental appointment will help familiarise your child with our clinic and team. We make this appointment fun, interactive and educational. Children are naturally curious and love to learn about their teeth and how to take care of them.

First visits present us with time to answer parents’ questions and to talk about what to expect as your child’s teeth and jaw develop. We are always happy to discuss other important topics such as:

  • Cavity prevention
  • Nutritional advice
  • Habits such as bottle use and thumb sucking

Our comprehensive preventive approach to paediatric dentistry helps parents avoid many of the common oral conditions that children are more susceptible to. Decay, an entirely preventable disease, is one of the most common.

Dental caries (decay) prevention

In addition to regular home care that includes brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings, we offer extra protection against the bacteria that cause decay.

Fluoride application – Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens enamel and supports remineralisation. Routine fluoride applications are safe and beneficial for preventing cavities that put your little one’s smile at risk.

Sealants – Dental sealants are a barrier method to prevent bacteria from breaching the protective enamel of the teeth. We simply paint them into the deep grooves of children’s molars – one of the most common locations for decay to develop.

Gentle dentistry for children of all ages

If your child does require dentistry to address decay or any oral condition, you can count on Dr Brendan Quill to make sure they have a pain-free experience. We will always work with your child and never stretch the appointment beyond their attention span.

Routine paediatric dentistry

For ongoing dental care, we recommend regular dental exams, cleanings, and routine x-rays.

Paediatric dental exams – At your child’s routine exam, Dr Brendan Quill will evaluate each tooth, the gum tissue, and your child’s development. If early childhood orthodontics is necessary, we will share the treatment options with parents.

Professional clean and polish – Even if you are diligent when brushing and flossing for your child, tartar can still collect between teeth and just below the gums, which may lead to decay or gum disease. A regular cleaning and polish removes this tartar and gives your child a fresh start.

X-rays for diagnosis – As your child grows, we will recommend routine dental x-rays to diagnose decay and other conditions. Our treatment recommendations are personalised and based on your little one’s needs.

We welcome you to get in touch

Our entire team looks forward to welcoming you and your family to Dentist in the Park. Contact us to arrange an appointment for your whole family.