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Children’s Dentistry in Salamander Bay & Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

At Cheeky Grin Dental Port Stephens, we want to start your child off with friendly preventative dental care to help them keep a healthy smile for life. Dr Edward Jo (dentist) has over a decade of experience and takes the time to help kids feel comfortable with the dental environment, so they learn to look forward to their visits with us.
New Patients

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What to Expect

In general, we recommend parents bring their little ones in when they get their first tooth, or by age two. At this visit, we’ll help them get familiar with the office and all the different sights and sounds. If they’re comfortable, we’ll take a quick look at their teeth. Everything we do with children is designed to reduce their anxiety and help them enjoy regular dental care in the future.

As kids get older, we’ll progress to counting their teeth, making sure all their teeth are erupting on time and in the right place. If teeth are being over-retained, we’ll talk to you about options for making space for their adult teeth. We’ll do cleanings, and of course we’ll check for cavities at every visit.

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One benefit of seeing children from a young age is that we can monitor the way their teeth come in and catch problems early on, so we can refer them to an orthodontist if necessary. We also monitor for jaw issues and will make referrals for orthopaedic work as needed.

Prevention Is the Key

Our goal is to help you and your child prevent cavities and other dental problems by maintaining good oral health and hygiene through regular visits and proper oral care at home. Dr Jo advises parents not to bottle feed at night—this is the primary cause of childhood cavities, and is easily avoided.

Get Started Today

Let us help your child create and maintain good dental habits from the start! Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We accept the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
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Children’s Dentistry Salamander Bay & Nelson Bay, Port Stephens NSW | (02) 4982 0424