Dental Services

Children's Dentistry

We’re passionate about improving the dental health of our children.

We believe that our overall wellness begins with our mouths. It is important to take care of our oral health from any early age to prevent future problems occurring. Our Maven dentists guide children’s dental growth along the way to help avoid any dental concerns.

What is Children's Dentistry?

Preventive dental care is extremely important in children, especially when it comes to their teeth. Visiting a dentist as early as 6 months of age can be beneficial to your child’s future oral health and allow for early detection of problems. This even commences a positive relationship with your child’s dentist.
We make sure that your child’s first visit to the dentist is enjoyable, by working with them. We aim to;

  • Maintain oral health
  • Modify bad habits
  • Teach good oral hygiene routines to prevent dental disease
  • Treat issues as early as possible

Need to know

Appointments

  • Regular appointments at least once each year, building to twice a year
  • Appointments may be needed more frequently depending on the ongoing treatment needs of your child
  • If your child has specific dental needs, we may suggest a referral to a Paedodontist (specialist in dentistry for children)

How long it takes?

  • Appointments will take around 30 to 60 minutes
  • Treatment appointments may be slightly longer

You may be asked about

  • Your child’s dental and medical history
  • Your regular oral care routine for your child at home

Before your appointment

No special preparation needed.

After your appointment

Maintain oral hygiene routine at home

Quick tip

We recommend visiting a dentist from as young as 6 months old or as the first teeth appear. This will ensure that your child gets used to the experience and that you receive good preventative advice as early as possible

FAQs

The cost of seeing a paediatric dentist will depend on the treatment necessary for your child. Your Maven dentist will recommend any treatment option best suited to your child if necessary and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your visit. If your children meet the eligibility criteria for the Child Dental Benefit Scheme, you will be able to utilise this benefit in participating practices.

Children’s dentists are specifically trained in working with children and taking care of their oral health during the teeth growing process. It is beneficial to visit a dentist to help detect and prevent issues from occurring at a young age.

We recommend as early as 6 months, or when the first teeth come through. It is important to create healthy habits from an early age. This allows for your children to create a positive association with the dentist and build an ongoing relationship with the team at our Maven Dental practices.