Children's Dentistry

Here at Ashgrove West Dental, we understand that taking your children to the dentist can often be a stressful event, however, our caring staff aim to make your visit a pleasant experience for both you and your child. Our goal is to create a comfortable environment to ensure your child is stress-free  ​

The Australian Dental Association recommends that your child's first dental appointment should be at 12 months of age, or shortly after eruption of their baby teeth - whichever event comes first.

What to expect at your child's first visit to the dentist​

Generally, a full medical history of your child is taken,  followed by possible discussions about:

  • Teething

  • How their teeth come together and their alignment 

  • Brushing techniques

  • Risks of decay and preventative measures

  • Nutritional advice

Key factors such as environment, hereditary factors, and diet can play a large role on the condition of teeth, therefore, dental education from a young age is important to ensure your child's teeth remain as healthy as possible.  

Happy child at dentist