Orange Family Dental

What age should I bring my child in for their first check-up?

We recommend seeing children around their second or third birthday. By this age, your child has excellent awareness, which makes their first dental experience less frightening and easier for them to understand. At this age, we can better explain treatment and the various dental instruments as well.

At Orange Family Dental, it is our goal to make the dental experience easy for your child, and we always want him or her to look forward to coming to the dentist.

These early appointments allow our dentist to make sure teeth are coming in correctly and on schedule. We can also provide a check-up and start to compare oral health changes between visits.

As your child ages, we always add age-appropriate treatments to help achieve and maintain the healthiest smile as well.

Through the years, your child’s treatments may include fissure sealants and fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth and help prevent decay. And in no time, we start professional teeth cleans to promote fewer cavities and improved oral health.

Our team also encourages your questions, and we can provide tips to help you care for your child’s teeth between dental visits as well.

Please contact us to book an appointment for your child.

Orange Family Dental is an essential healthcare service and will remain open during the NSW 'Stay at Home' orders.  Click here for more information about upcoming appointments and our Covid Safe policies.