Children's Dentistry

When it comes to caring for little smiles, Whitsunday Family Dental is renowned for dental excellence with a gentle touch. 

From the first appointment, Dr Brian, Dr Alice and Dr Claire make dentistry a positive experience for your child by earning trust and build relationships because it contributes to healthy smiles as children grow.

We provide comprehensive dentistry for children of all ages—dentistry that evolves as your child's oral health needs change.

Preventive Dentistry for Children

Early appointments—typically around the time of the first tooth eruption—include counting teeth and checking that everything is developing properly. Our dentists pay keen attention to muscle tone, jaw alignment and the way the tongue is positioned to identify developmental issues early.

During these early dental visits, we also help your little one familiarise to the sights and sounds of the dental clinic and help them feel confident.

Children grow so fast. As they develop, we introduce age-appropriate dentistry to support healthy teeth and gums for life, which means a strong emphasis on preventive dentistry.

  • Oral health check-ups
  • X-rays as needed
  • Oral hygiene instruction
  • Teeth cleanings when age-appropriate
  • Fissure sealants to help prevent cavities
  • Fluoride treatments to remineralise enamel

Prevention is a collaboration between dentists and parents. Most children will need parents to help them brush and floss until around age seven when their dexterity improves. We will show you how to properly care for your child’s teeth between dental check-ups, including instructions on proper brushing techniques and little tricks to encourage them to brush. We may also offer nutritional guidance and diet and answer any questions you may have.  

General and Orthodontic Dentistry for Children

As your child grows, we incorporate maintenance dentistry to treat dental issues and restore oral health, including treating dental cavities with tooth-coloured fillings, providing space maintainers if baby teeth are lost too soon and early assessments for orthodontics.

In our dental clinic, we offer traditional braces for children and Invisalign for older teens.

If treatment is required, we can also help your child relax with happy gas or if necessary, general anaesthetic when appropriate.

Is It Time for Your Child's Next Dental Appointment?

Early visits to the dentist are crucial for children, and your children's dentist here in the Whitsundays welcomes your entire family.

We invite you to contact a team member today to get started.

Dr Brian, Dr Alice and Dr Claire can’t wait to meet your littlest family members!