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Children's Dental Care Chermside: Kids Dentist Near Me Brisbane

Looking for a children’s dentist in Brisbane? At Today's Dentistry, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional family dental care for patients of all ages. Our Oral Health Therapists are highly experienced at providing paediatric dental care, and passionate about providing positive, pain-free experiences. We’re also well known for our ability to help anxious dental patients of any age!

Book your child’s dental appointment today:
Call (07) 3263 2677
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Helping Kids Feel Safe At The Dentist In Chermside, Brisbane

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Creating a Positive Dental Experience for Your Child:

We strive to create a positive, anxiety-free dental experience for your child by:

Offering a dedicated Children's Room for relaxation and play before their appointment.
Utilising our unique Tell, Show, Do Protocol to help children understand and feel comfortable with each step of their dental treatment.
Encouraging open communication and answering any questions your child may have.
Ensuring a consistent dental care team, as we do our best to match your child with the same Oral Health Therapist at each appointment.
Never forcing treatment on your child.
Offering a range of relaxation options from our Comfort Menu including Netflix on our in-roof TV, noise-cancelling headphones, fidget spinners and more.

Helping Kids Brush Better

We use disclosing gel at every child’s dental appointment to help them see the spots they’re missing while brushing.
Learn more about disclosing gel and how it works by watching the video below.
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Book your child’s dental appointment now:
Call (07) 3263 2677

Why Choose Today's Dentistry for Your Family Dental Care Brisbane?

At Today’s Dentistry we value creating lifelong connections with our patients. We love hearing about what you have been up to, we love connecting and building rapport. We treat your child as if they are our own. We value creating nurturing, supportive environments for parents.  We get it, we are all parents ourselves!

Selecting Today's Dentistry for your family dental care means choosing a practice that values and prioritises:

A warm, welcoming environment for patients of all ages
Skilled and compassionate dental care tailored to each family member's needs
Education and guidance to promote good oral hygiene habits from an early age
A strong emphasis on preventive care and early intervention

What To Expect At Your Child’s Dental Appointment?

Our kids dental appointments at Today’s Dentistry are super fun! Your child’s dental appointment will differ depending on their age. For our littlest patients, we focus on creating a really positive relationship with your child so they feel confident and excited to return to the dentist. We count their teeth and check for any issues, and teach them how to care for their teeth properly.

We use disclosing gel during every child’s appointment to show our kiddies where the plaque is building up on their teeth and then discuss ways to remove this or do oral hygiene instructions to show them what to do to clean it.

For older children, we thoroughly assess their teeth and gum health and professionally clean their teeth too. Ultimately, we will talk you and your child through each step of their appointment so they understand what’s happening and always feel confident.

Our Tell, Show, Do Protocol means your child will always know what’s happening. First, we tell them what we’re going to do. Next, we show them what we’re going to do. And only then do we perform the procedure. Plus they can pause treatment at any time by simply raising their hand.

We also provide an end of appointment patient summary sheet for all patients - with photos taken from during the appointment - and personalised tips for maintaining their oral health. Plus, each child gets a take home kit with a new toothbrush, floss, toothpaste and maybe even a surprise!

Book your child’s dental appointment at Today’s Dentistry:
Call (07) 3263 2677

Frequently Asked Questions 
About Children’s Dental Care Brisbane

General Info

Is children’s dental care free?

If your family is eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule, then many parts of their dental care are able to be bulk-billed. Unfortunately it is limited, with treatments such as braces not included. However, the CDBS means children can get most of their routine dental care bulk-billed up to a certain amount each year. Please call our team to discuss the CDBS and we can help you find out if your family is eligible.

When should a baby, toddler or child visit the dentist?

A child should visit the dentist when they start to get teeth so they can begin to feel comfortable in the environment, and we can help educate parents about how to best care for their developing teeth and avoid dental disease. We usually recommend that little ones accompany their parents or siblings during one of their appointments, and we “lift the lip” to have a quick look at their developing teeth.

At Today's Dentistry, we generally start seeing children for their own appointments from 3 to 4 years old. Regular visits from a young age help children become more comfortable with the dental environment and encourage good oral hygiene habits.

How can I prepare my child for their dental appointment?

To prepare your child for their dental appointment, maintain a positive attitude, and explain the importance of dental care in simple terms. You can also read books or watch videos about dental visits to help familiarize them with the process.

We recommend scheduling appointments early in the day, to bring in their own toothbrushes, and avoid talking about your own negative dental experiences if you’ve had any. Talking positive about what we are going to do really helps! We’ll count their teeth, take photos of their teeth (they even get to see pictures of their teeth on the screen) and we also brush their teeth.

Do kids need to floss?

Yes, kids need to floss to maintain proper oral hygiene. Parents should start helping their children floss once their teeth begin to touch each other. This helps prevent plaque buildup and cavities between teeth.

Do kids need to see a dentist since their baby teeth just fall out anyway?

Yes, it's crucial for kids to see a dentist even if their baby teeth will eventually fall out. Baby teeth play a vital role in the healthy development of a child, and if lost prematurely, can cause problems with the positioning of adult teeth and jaw development.

When do adult teeth come through in kids?

Children's adult teeth typically start to erupt around 6-7 years old and continue until around 12 years old. Regular dental check-ups help monitor their progress and ensure proper dental care as adult teeth emerge.


Do kids get dental x-rays?

Yes, kids receive dental x-rays to help us diagnose potential issues and monitor tooth and jaw development. The frequency of x-rays will depend on the child's oral health needs and risk factors for dental problems.

When do children or teenagers get braces?

In some cases, orthodontics can start as early as 7 years old. It really depends on the unique needs of the patient. It’s more common for teenagers to get braces between the ages of 12 and 14, once most of their permanent teeth have erupted. The exact age may vary depending on their specific orthodontic needs and the dentist's recommendation. We start to monitor your child’s orthodontic needs early and discuss treatment options and timelines with you as they grow.

How do you know if your child needs braces?

A child may need braces if they have crooked teeth, crowding, overbites, underbites, or other alignment issues. A dentist or orthodontist will assess your child's teeth and recommend the most suitable treatment plan if braces are necessary.

What are fissure sealants?

Fissure sealants are tooth coloured coatings applied to the grooves of teeth to prevent bacteria building up and causing tooth decay. The goal of fissure sealants is to prevent tooth decay. They are often recommended for the molar teeth as these teeth have deep grooves that trap plaque, food and bacteria which can lead to decay.

What is a paediatric dentist? When would I need to see a paediatric dentist?

Our oral health therapists are highly experienced treating children for all their routine dental care, including professional cleaning, fillings, fissure sealants and more. However sometimes we do refer our paediatric patients for treatment with a paediatric dental specialist. This is where we work within a multi-discplinary team to ensure the safe, optimal health outcomes for your child. Often this is just for treatment that requires general anaesthetic, then we continue on-going care back with us, based on the childs individual needs of course.

Issues / Challenges

How do you know if a kid has dental cavities?

A dentist or oral health therapist can detect dental cavities in children during routine check-ups. Some signs of cavities may include sensitivity, or visible holes or discoloration on the teeth. It is essential to get regular checks to identify decay early to avoid unnecessary pain, toothache or tooth loss.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"When you’re prepared to drive more than 2000km to visit the dentist

it says everything you need to know about the service from the incredible team at Today’s Dentistry!"
Ross McHutcheon

"After 30 years of being terrified and avoiding dentists I have finally found "the one".

I could not recommend this place more. From the staff to the facilities, I have absolutely nothing to fault. My phobia is
gone and I will go nowhere else."
Lauren West

"The interior of the dentist feels more like a 5 star hotel spa and provides a very comfortable,

almost luxurious experience.
I highly recommend this dentist, especially if you suffer with anxiety or a fear of dentistry."

Adele Rooney

Get A Custom Dental Roadmap

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Your first visit at Today’s Dentistry is all about creating a Dental Roadmap so you know exactly what condition your teeth and gums are in, and what your options are for treatment.

Your first appointment includes:

An Intraoral Scan displayed on our chair-side TV so you see what we’re seeing.
A review of your Dental Roadmap, including interest-free payment plan options.
Diagnostic X-Rays to spot any hidden issues.

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Today's Dentistry Location Best in Chermside, Brisbane

Today's Dentistry
Is Located At

91 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu 8.30am - 8pm

Fri 8.30am - 2pm