Children's Dentistry Sydney

Children’s Dentistry

At Hyde Park Dental Care we can help your child attain optimal oral health for life!

Don’t wait until your child experiences toothache to visit us. A child’s first dental check-up should begin at about 2-3 years of age. Visiting Hyde Park Dental Care from an early age can help a child to build trust for future visits to the dentist. The friendly staff at our Sydney City dental practice can even make dental appointments fun!

Regular visits to the dentist will help your child achieve and maintain excellent oral health. A child’s baby or primary teeth are of great importance. Baby teeth help pave the way for secondary teeth, enhance speaking ability and chewing function.

Why are my child’s teeth so important?

Your child’s primary teeth (also known as ‘milk’ teeth) provide a wide range of benefits that go beyond aesthetics. Your child’s teeth also help them to:

  • Move air around the mouth in order to form words and enhance their language skills
  • Bite and chew properly so they can quickly understand this basic fundamental skill
  • Retain proper placement of the teeth so their adult teeth can emerge as they should

Once your child’s first tooth emerges it is time to start brushing with a child’s toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, and we recommend bringing them in for their very first dental check-up so we can monitor their dental development.

Children’s Dentistry Sydney

As a parent, you play an active role in your children’s oral wellbeing and are the ultimate role model for their dietary and oral hygiene habits.

By setting a good example from an early age, you can help create a healthy routine for your child’s future. Supervising your children while they brush their teeth is essential until at least the age of 6 years old. A balanced diet can also help to prevent decay while strengthening and protecting teeth.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, Medicare offers $1000.00 every two years to cover basic dental services to eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17. At Hyde Park Dental Care we offer this treatment at no out of pocket cost to you, up to the above limit. To find out if your child is eligible, please contact the Department of Human Services or search Child Dental Benefits Schedule online.


If you are having trouble getting your child to brush their teeth, we recommend that you play one of their favourite songs. Remember to find a song that will go for a duration of 2 minutes or longer to encourage them to brush for the full time.

It is recommended that you use a soft-bristled, child size toothbrush. Only start to use child-strength fluoride once they are 18 months of age. Don’t forget to also floss their teeth to remove any food particles from between the teeth.

To clean your child’s teeth, you should only use a pea sized amount. Remember to use fluoride strength toothpaste. It is recommended that from 18 months to use child-strength fluoride toothpaste and from 6 years and older introduce adult-strength fluoride toothpaste.