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Children's Dentistry

Children's Dentist Toowoomba

Maintaining good oral health for your children will help give them a happy and healthy smile for life.

How often should children visit the dentist?

It is recommended that a child’s first visit to the dentist should be when the first tooth erupts in the mouth but no later than age two.

Children who have regular check-ups are more comfortable visiting the dentist and have fewer dental problems. The dentist will recommend appointments every 6 to 12 months. As the visits progress and your child is exposed to different aspects of dental treatments and care, they will enjoy visiting the dentist and look forward to their next visit.

Our dentists and staff at Kitchener Street Dental are trained in treating children of all ages and will work with you and your child to ensure they have a fun and exciting dental experience.

Children’s Dentistry Toowoomba

Is your children oral health up to date? Book your child’s dentistry appointment today and start their journey to maintaining a happy healthy smile for life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the correct age to introduce adult-strength fluoride toothpaste?

It is recommended that you only introduce adult-strength fluoride toothpaste to your child when they are over the age of 6. From 18 months old all the way through to 6 years old, your child should only be using child-strength toothpaste.

When is the correct age for my child to start brushing their own teeth?

It is important that you assist your child with brushing and flossing their teeth from when they are a baby and all the way through to 8 years of age. Once your child is 8 years old, they can start to brush their own teeth. It can be a good idea to continue to watch them and make sure they brush their teeth correctly.

How can I encourage my child to brush for the required time?

To help with the time, you can either use a smartphone app that reminds them to brush for at least 2 minutes or choose one of their favourite songs to brush along to.

Why should I bring my family to Kitchener Street Dental?

You should choose Kitchener Street Dental as your family dentist because we care about our patients and community above all else.

We are committed to providing the highest level of care possible and best interest for each individual patient.

We are also passionate about being active in our community and supporting those in need.

At what age should children start visiting the dentist?

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be when the child’s first tooth arrives, which could be between the ages of 4 months to 12 months but no later than the age of one or two.

How often should children visit the dentist?

Once the first dental check-up and clean is done, it is very important for children to attend regular dental check-ups at least every three to six months to identify any problems associated with the child’s oral health and treat it quickly. Dentists will also be able to train children to follow a good cleaning routine to improve and maintain their oral health from a young age.

What are primary teeth?

Primary teeth are the first set of teeth that develop in the mouth when you are a child. It is also known as ‘milk teeth’. You may develop primary teeth before your permanent teeth form when you are much older.

It is important to care for your primary teeth from the moment they start developing. This is to prevent them from decaying and to prevent you from having crooked, permanent teeth or gum disease later in life.

Why are baby teeth important?

Many people underestimate the importance of baby teeth. Here’s why it is important that your child takes care of theirs:

  • They act as a space holder for adult teeth
  • They guide adult teeth into place
  • They help kids chew & break down solid food
  • They contribute to speech development & annunciation of words

What are the most common dental problems in children?

Children's oral health is important, and cavities are a common issue that can be prevented. By practicing good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing regularly, visiting the dentist, and making healthy food choices, children can maintain strong and healthy teeth. By taking these steps, children can smile with confidence and avoid the discomfort of cavities.

What happens at your child's first dentist appointment?

On your child's first trip to the dentist, they'll have a fun and friendly check-up. For very young children, mum or dad can hold them on their lap while we look and feel inside their mouth, or you may be invited to sit close to your child while they’re in the dental chair. The dentist will examine each tooth to make sure they're healthy and strong. They might also take x-rays of the teeth to see how they're growing.


During the appointment, the dentist will show your child how to keep their teeth healthy by brushing and flossing. They might even give you some helpful tips and tricks! This visit is an opportunity for kids to learn about taking care of their teeth and for parents to ask any questions they may have.

Get in touch

Speak to the team at Kitchener Street Dental to book in for an appointment.