Making a visit to the dentist fun and establishing good habits for life

Children are very welcome at Stellar Smiles, we are a family practice and we enjoy treating the entire family. We pride ourselves in developing life long relationships with our patients, starting from infancy.

  • Your childs first dental experience is an important one. We will ensure that it is a fun, positive experience to help them feel comfortable at the dentist. We take the time to build trust and get to know your child gaining their confidence before undertaking any treatments which will prevent any dental phobias and in turn they will enjoy better dental health throughout life.
  • We like to educate mothers during pregnancy on how to prevent dental problems for their child as soon as they are born.

Good habits start early

We recommend you bring your child with your from an early age, preferably when their first tooth starts to appear. This can be done when attending your regular appointments. This way your child becomes accustomed to coming to the dentist and becomes familiar with the surrounding environment. When they are old enough they will have a ride in the chair, have their teeth counted and eventually have a comprehensive oral examination and their teeth cleaned. The age with which your child will be comfortable doing this is very individual.

Our dental hygienists are experts in teaching your child how to look after his/her teeth and will help to establish good habits for life. We want children to have a good dental start and those early years are so important in a child’s dental development.

Our practice adopts a preventative philosophy regarding children’s teeth. We follow the World Health Organisations (WHO) recommendations on preventative Fissure Sealants (pain free protective coatings over teeth) at the appropriate ‘milestone’ ages to ensure children’s teeth have the best chance of not getting dental cavities later on.

We strongly believe that prevention is much better than cure and the best thing we can do for our children is teach them how to prevent problems before they occur. We use all the knowledge and advances in preventative dentistry to ensure that todays children grow up with strong, healthy, beautiful teeth.