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Children’s Dentist Port Macquarie

Baby teeth begin to come out during the first 6 months of life.

By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth.

Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications.

Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.

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What do Children’s Dentists do?

  • Diagnose oral problems
  • Promote oral health and education
  • Customise treatment plans to maintain the child’s oral health
  • Interpret X-rays and diagnostic tests
  • Ensure the safe administration of anaesthetics
  • Keep track of the growth and development of the child’s teeth and jaws
  • Perform surgical procedures on the teeth, bone and soft tissues of the oral cavity
  • Repair or fill decayed teeth
  • Fix dental injuries, including fractured, displaced, and knocked out teeth

Paediatric Dentists — The Best Care Provider for Children

Children are not just small adults.

They are not always patient and cooperative during a dental examination. Paediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children in relaxing and comforting ways. In addition, paediatric dentists use specially designed equipment in offices that are arranged and decorated with children in mind.

A Children’s dentist offers a broad range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s smile.

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Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

  • Supervise your child in brushing their teeth until they are about 7 or 8 years old. Brush twice a day – in the morning and before sleeping at night.
  • Offer a wide variety of nutritious foods and have healthy snacks on hand: 
    • healthy, low-sugar snacks include vegetables, cheese, savoury foods
    • less healthy, high-sugar snacks include sweet biscuits, sweetened or flavoured yoghurts, muesli bars.
  • Avoid sugary foods and drinks, especially between meals.
  • Offer tap water regularly. Most of tap water has fluoride in it, which is good for teeth.
  • Look in your child’s mouth often to check for any early signs of tooth decay.

Children’s Dentistry in Port Macquarie

At Port Macquarie Dental Centre, we put a strong emphasis on taking care of our young patients’ oral health.

Our dentists Port Macquarie conducts dental procedures in a friendly and comfortable environment to help your children have fun while receiving treatments.

Children’s Dentistry in Port Macquarie


Bulk Bill for eligible children
Up to $1,026 worth of dental treatments over two years

Call us on (02) 6583 1711 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I take my child to the dentist for their first dental check-up?
Your child should see a dentist when the first tooth erupts, or no later than his/her first birthday.
How often should my child visit the dentist?
Everyone has different oral health needs and risk levels that determine how often they should have a check-up. Talk with your Port Macquarie dentist about how often your child needs a check-up.
What's the best way to clean my child's teeth?
Even before your child’s first tooth appears, we recommend you clean his/her gums after feedings with a damp, soft washcloth.

As soon as his/her first tooth appears, you can start using a toothbrush.

Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head. You most likely can find a toothbrush designed for infants at your local drugstore.

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