How Often Will My Child Need to See the Dentist?

We generally need to see children every six months for regular examinations. Our dentists here at Redcliffe Dental are very experienced in treating children and are extremely gentle. We go out of our way to make each visit as enjoyable as possible as we want every appointment to be a positive experience.

What will happen during a Regular Check-up?

We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums for any signs of cavities or early tooth decay and will check that their dental development is on track. For some children, especially if it’s their first visit, we spend time introducing them to instruments and acclimatising them to the dental environment. We can professionally clean your child’s teeth at every visit as this is a great way to keep teeth and gums healthy and free from disease.

Will My Child Need X-rays at Each Visit?

Children with healthy mouths will not need x-rays at every appointment. If they don’t have any active signs of tooth decay or a history of cavities then they’ll generally need x-rays every one to three years, depending on their age. Children with active tooth decay or with a history of cavities, and who we consider to be at an increased risk will need x-rays more frequently. We only take dental x-rays when absolutely necessary. All our x-rays are digital and emit extremely low levels of radiation so they are very safe. Regular dental x-rays are helpful for showing us areas that are normally hidden from view and are used to detect any signs of infection or decay as well as to plan any necessary treatment.