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What is Kids Dentistry?

Kids dentistry is a type of dentistry focused on the dental health and well-being of children from infancy through adolescence. Our dentists are dental professionals who have great experience addressing the unique oral health needs of growing children.

How soon should I take my child to see the dentist?

We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit by the age of 1 or within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth. Early dental visits are important for monitoring oral development, addressing any emerging issues, and providing guidance on proper oral care practices. By establishing a positive dental experience for your child from an early age, this can help build a foundation for a lifetime of good oral health habits.

If you haven’t taken your child to the dentist yet and they are over the age of 1, it’s never too late to schedule that first visit. Throughout childhood and into adulthood, regular dental check-ups are important for maintaining optimal oral health.

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What Children’s Dental Treatments Do We Offer in Kedron

At Kedron Family Dental, our dental team are experienced in children’s dental care, offering a range of treatments made to fit their unique needs. From gentle teeth cleanings to fillings, fissure sealants, routine check-ups, and more, we ensure that your child receives the highest standard of care.


What to Expect at Your Child’s First Visit

It’s a significant milestone to bring your child to the dentist for the first time, and at Kedron Family Dental, we recognise that this experience can be both unfamiliar and a bit overwhelming for both parent and child. Rest assured, our dental team is committed to creating a welcoming and comforting environment for your child’s first dental visit.

A Warm Welcome

When you enter the doors at Kedron Family Dental, our friendly staff will warmly greet you and your child. We want to  make sure you both feel comfortable and answer any questions you may have.

Dental Exam & Cleaning

Your child will be introduced to our dental team, who will explain each step of the process to ensure they feel comfortable. The dental exam involves a thorough but gentle assessment of your child’s oral health, including a check for any signs of tooth decay. We also assess their gum health, and bite alignment. We then follow with a careful and kid-friendly dental cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar and leave their teeth refreshed.


If necessary, an x-ray will be conducted to provide a more detailed view of your child’s dental structure. Our dental team will ensure that all safety measures are taken, and you will be informed about the purpose and benefits of your child’s dental x-rays for better understanding.

Education & Next Steps

Following the examination, our dental team will take the time to discuss the findings with you and your child and address any concerns you may have. This includes guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, dietary habits, and age-appropriate dental care. Should any treatments or follow-up appointments be recommended, we will discuss these steps transparently.

Tips For Your Child’s Dental Health

Here are some tips to keep your child’s dental health at its best.

Early Dental Visits

Book your child’s first dental visit by the age of 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth eruption. Regular check-ups help monitor oral development and address any dental concerns early on.

Establish a Routine

Encourage a consistent oral hygiene routine, including brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Turn it into an enjoyable and interactive experience to foster good routines.

Healthy Diet

Limit sugary snacks and beverages. Encourage a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and calcium-rich foods to support strong, healthy teeth.

Protective Measures

If your child participates in contact sports, provide and encourage the use of a mouthguard to protect their teeth and mouth from injuries.

Lead by Example

Demonstrate good oral hygiene practices by brushing and flossing your own teeth. Children often learn by observing their parent’s habits.

Regular Dental Check-ups

Book regular dental check-ups every 6 months. These visits are essential for professional cleanings, preventive treatments, and addressing any dental concerns as soon as possible.

Address Thumb-Sucking

If your child sucks their thumb, consult with our dentist for guidance on how to address this habit to prevent future potential dental issues.

Free Kids Dental

The Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) provides Medicare funded dental treatment to eligible children aged between 2-17 years of age up to the value of $1000 over 2 years. At Kedron Family Dental we bulk bill all eligible CDBS patients meaning there are no out of pocket costs to you.

Our team at Kedron Family Dental strongly believe in this scheme because it allows us to expose children to the dental setting from a young age thereby setting them up for a life of healthy teeth without the added burden of out-of-pocket costs.

Check out your child’s eligibility by calling our friendly reception team or filling in the form:

What our patients say

Google Review

On my recent visit I took my little boy for his first dental experience. The staff were wonderful and hygienist Alex did an amazing job of making him feel comfortable and ensuring he had an enjoyable experience. He had no complaints and even talks about when we will go back to the dentist. As my dental experience as a child was terrible, I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough for a visit for children to make them comfortable and a positive experience.

Google Review

I went for a routine check up and clean as a new customer to the practice. From checking in (Abby) to the clean (Dr Chantal and Kian), everyone was very professional and thorough. A very comprehensive assessment was made and a meticulous clean was provided by Dr Chantal. Overall great dental experience and I will be back.

Google Review

I am a white knuckle dental patient (a product of school mobile dental care back in the 1960’s) I had a crown installed all in one visit today (less than 3 hours). Totally painless. All staff were wonderful and highly empathetic to my issues. The practice is highly recommended, which is why I have been a patient at Kedron for the last 15 years.

Google Review

I would definitely recommend Kedron family dental. The staff are first class.
Despite my fears, they definitely were calm and collected. Which helped me be calm too. I really appreciate the work of Dr Pj and assistant Gemma.
First class!! Thank you!!

Google Review

I have been going to Kedron Family Dental for a while now and such positive experiences so far at the practice. Dr Chantal and the dental assistants that work there are fantastic - professional and takes good care of your oral health. I would keep going back despite having moved to the other side of the river :))

Google Review

Elwynn has been my dentist for many years, and without a doubt is one of the best! Extremely professional and knowledgeable; but where he is really ahead of the rest, is the care and explanation he provides throughout any treatment or examination. Great to have him in the Brisbane area!

Where to find us

Kedron Family Dental

1/138 Gympie Rd,
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia

Tel: (07) 3357 9600

Public Transport
The clinic is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Stop 25- Leckie Road on the busy 370 bus route. Free on-site parking available.


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