Is Your Child Scared of the Dentist?

When you’re a child, dentist surgeries can be scary places. It’s understandable, especially when you consider how often the old ‘scary dentist’ trope pops up in movies and TV shows. But at Ipswich Family Dental clinic, there’s nothing to fear!

We are absolutely committed to creating a child-friendly environment. To help make life easier for you and your little ones, we do everything possible to make going to the dentist a comfortable experience for children. Here are just a few of the ways we go about making kids and their families feel at ease, and improving children’s dental health.

Positive Experiences from the Very First Check Up

For many kids, dentist’s offices are frightening. But people don’t start out in life with any anxieties about going to the dentist. No baby has ever been afraid to come in for a check-up! It’s only later in life that kids might develop a fear of going to the dentist. That’s one of the reasons we recommend taking your child to the dentist for a check-up early in life.
The exact timing for a first check-up will vary from child to child. On average, the first tooth appears between 6 and 10 months. Dentists recommend that a child come in for a check-up as soon as possible after a tooth erupts, or no later than their first birthday.

When a child has been coming to a dentist for as long as they can remember, it becomes just a normal part of life, like going to the library or the supermarket. And there’s nothing scary about that.

Kids Are Our Specialty

At Ipswich Family Dental, our entire dental practice is family oriented. We know what to expect from children and how to create a welcoming environment in which they can feel comfortable. For example, we know how to talk to children on a level that they understand. That way, they feel safe and informed throughout their dental procedures. We’ve gotten pretty good at it over the years, with more than six decades of combined clinical experience. You can trust us as a dentist for kids.


Our dentists are passionate about heathy teeth, and we want to get your children just as excited about proper dental care as we are. Plus, education is one of the best remedies for anxiety. Once a child is equipped with information about dental procedures, their unfounded fear of dentists usually disappears.

Contact Ipswich Family Dental Today

At Ipswich Family Dental, we provide comprehensive and complete dental treatment for all members of the family. We see customers in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment, and are constantly improving our skills with ongoing education and improved technology. Book an appointment online, or call on (07) 3281 1781.

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