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Children’s Dentistry

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Children’s Dentistry

Our practice focuses on preventative dental care from a young age. By establishing a comfortable, prevention-based environment for children, we can limit the risk of common dental concerns and phobia in the future. Thankfully, most dental issues can be prevented if your child starts to see a dentist early on.

Preventative Dentistry for Children

We recommend scheduling all children for an exam and clean every six months. These frequent visits allow us to pinpoint concerns before they grow into anything too complex. Depending on your child’s age, we may provide preventative services like fluoride and fissure sealants, in addition to diagnostic X-rays.

‘What if My Child Requires Treatment?’

It’s important that your child is comfortable for their appointment, as early negative experiences may deter them from dental care in the future. Our dentists take into consideration your individual child’s needs and strive to provide everything your child needs for their treatment to be completed here in our family practice. Sometimes it may be required for your child to be referred to a Paediatric Dentist of which we are more then happy to do so, as required.

Your Child’s First Appointment

Plan to schedule your child’s first check-up by age 2. While these first few visits may seem simple, they are essential for helping your child get used to the surroundings in a dental office. Erasing the mystery of dental care minimises the chances of anxiety in the future, especially after they hear stories from friends. In most cases, your child’s earliest exam will just include a quick look. We strive to keep them as comfortable and happy as possible.

CDBS Accepted
  • COVERED BY MEDICARE FOR CHILDREN AGES 2-17
  • UP TO $1,000 IN COVERAGE AVAILABLE EVERY 2 YEARS*

*Contact us for an instant eligibility check.

FAQ's

Our dentist will examine and take x-rays of your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for whitening. With whitening, only the pigments in the enamel of the teeth are whitened. Fillings and crowns do not whiten with bleaching .

The root canal treatment aims is to save a tooth that has been decayed, diseased or injured. In this procedure, the dead tissue is removed from the canal, and tooth is cleaned with medicaments and shaped. After that the canals are filled with biocompatible material. In Most instances crowning of tooth is required after root canal treatment. In cases, where root canal treatment may not be appropriate, extraction may be the best option.

With the advent of modern digital radiographic techniques and high speed films ,which has dramatically reduced the exposure times so much so that an average dental x-ray is as harmful as one hour flight.

When your baby does not have teeth yet, you should wipe his/her gums with wet warm clean cloth after every feed. Once baby gets her first teeth, make sure you clean them after feed with a warm wet cloth and also do make sure that baby is not sleeping with a bottle in mouth. Your toddler should follow routine tooth brushing regimen as rest of the family but making sure to put just a smear of toothpaste. You may choose to use milk teeth toothpaste, which contains less fluoride until the first permanent teeth start erupting, but regular toothpaste can also be used if right amount is used.