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At Smiles Dental Group we feel that your children’s first visit to the dentist should occur once their first teeth begin to appear – usually between one and two years old but no later than age 2. We can help to identify any early dental issues and make sure their teeth are on track to be beautiful and optimally healthy.

Tooth pain can be reduced and controlled by using Advil, Tylenol or Aspirin – do not exceed the recommended dosages. If you are seeking something to reduce pain more immediately there are several types of numbing gels that contain benzocaine – use them briefly, sparingly and only as directed. If your pain persists, you should visit one of our offices to have the pain diagnosed and treated by a dentist.

Becoming a Smiles Dental Group patient is easy – there are many ways that you can join our family. You can fill out an online form and we will contact you to book your appointment, you can give us a call to be booked into any of our clinics or you can drop in and book your appointment in person if you would like to have a look at our beautiful clinics in person.

Our dentists and dental hygienists recommend getting a general cleaning a minimum of two times per year. If you drink a lot of tea/coffee or use tobacco, then you may require additional visits as tea/coffee and tobacco can stain your teeth very quickly. If you have a history of gum disease or form cavities very easily, then we may recommend up to four visits per year. 

Our dentists recommend getting a general cleaning done 2 times a year for the best possible dental health. If you drink a lot of coffee or smoke then you may need an extra visit as coffee and tobacco can stain your teeth quickly with use.

mily. You can fill out an online form and we will contact you to book your appointment, you can give us a call to be booked into any of our clinics or you can drop in and book your appointment in person if you would like to have a look at our beautiful clinics in person.

When brushing your child’s teeth we recommend using a name brand tooth paste such as Colgate, Crest or Sensodyne that contains fluoride. Regardless of which toothpaste you use, it is important not use too much. When their teeth first appear, you should use a volume of toothpaste not greater than that of two grains of rice.  As their teeth develop more, you can start to use about a pea-sized amount for brushing sessions. Be sure to monitor young children when they are cleaning their teeth to ensure that they brush for a full two minutes, brush all of their tooth surfaces and do not swallow the toothpaste.