Paediatric Dentistry

Nothing brings us more joy than welcoming our youngest new patients. Not only do children brighten L&R Dental with their smiles, but we also feel that helping kids develop positive attitudes toward dentistry will serve them with a lifelong healthy smile.

Paediatric Dentistry in Toowoomba

We recommend bringing your child to the clinic around age two for his or her first happy visit. A happy visit focuses on helping your little one grow accustomed to the new environment and our team.

After a ride in the chair and a bit of fun, Toowoomba dentist Dr Leanne Welsh, Dr Rachael Milford or Dr Lewis Ferguson will have a look to make sure their teeth and gums look healthy.

Your Child’s Growth and Development

Children grow so fast, and we will be there as their precious smiles develop. Many adult oral issues, such as misalignment and decay, are best addressed during youth when we can provide guidance and treatment that will benefit them long into adulthood.

Primary (Baby) Teeth Are Important!

Even though baby teeth eventually fall out, they exist for an important reason – they maintain space in the mouth for adult teeth to emerge properly. Baby teeth are the first blueprint for your child’s adult smile, so protecting them is essential.

Working closely with parents, we discuss effective home care from their child's first tooth by demonstrating proper tooth brushing and flossing, which can be tricky in little mouths.

As with our adult patients, we begin with a preventive approach designed for your child’s specific needs.

  • Check-up and clean
  • X-rays
  • Fluoride application
  • Fissure sealants
  • Nutrition for good oral health
  • Behaviour modification (thumb-sucking, tongue thrust)

We also monitor teeth alignment and identify any developmental issues that arise. Interceptive orthodontics with palatal expanders and space maintainers support healthy bite function and reduce orthodontic treatment during teen years.

Cavity Prevention and Fillings

Dental caries, also called decay or cavities, is one of the most preventable childhood diseases. Even with attentive parent support and professional dental cleanings, the occasional cavity might mean a filling.

Dentistry today can be painless. If your little one needs a filling, we will provide gentle treatment and take a few extra steps to ensure his or her comfort.

  • Use age-appropriate language
  • Avoid scary words
  • Reassure your child
  • Celebrate their success
  • Work with their attention spans

Your child will be our top priority, and by using gentle language (and a fun prize at the end), your little one can develop a positive attitude about dental treatment.

We Welcome You to Join Our Dental Family

We treat our patients like family and aim to put everyone at ease. Give us a call to arrange a booking with one of our caring dentists at L&R Dental.