Childrens Dentist in Melbourne

Children’s Dentist Melbourne

Regular dental check-ups with a children’s dentist in Melbourne become important for your child the moment their first tooth comes through at around six months of age. As your child develops, establishing good oral hygiene practices early will help protect their teeth from decay, cavities, and toothache – and set them up for good habits in the future.

It is also important to familiarise your little one with the sights and sounds of the dental practice, as well as with the dentist themselves, to reduce any concerns they will have about coming for a check-up. Our staff will always make a special effort to help your child adjust to our environment and feel more comfortable.

We understand there may be concerns in an unfamiliar environment and we provide friendly and supportive care to your child. For the first few visits, your children’s dentist will just take a quick look at any existing teeth for signs of decay, carrying out more in-depth children’s dentistry examinations as they get older.

We take a comprehensive and collaborative approach to children’s dental care. We strive to be trusted advisors who are able to help you as parents inform your children of how good dental hygiene and regular dental healthcare will lead to smiles that can last their whole life.

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The Check-Up

Depending on your child’s age, our children’s dentist in Melbourne will check:

  • Any cavities in teeth that have come up through the gum
  • How the jaw has developed
  • The health of the tongue, lips, cheeks, and throat
  • Whether orthodontics will be required in the future

Your children’s dentist will also offer advice on preventing decay in the future, including tips on diet and brushing techniques. If the baby teeth are prone to decay, they may recommend fluoride treatments and/or fissure sealants to protect them in future. We understand how important it is that you are able to act responsibly in caring for your child. We will always ensure that you are fully informed about the health of your children’s teeth and that any decisions that need to be made are with the best possible information.

Tips On Home Dental Care For Children

When it comes to children’s dentistry, supervised oral hygiene practices should be practised from around six months up to around 8 years of age. When caring for your child’s teeth, make sure you:

  • Use a special children’s toothpaste and a toothbrush with very soft bristles
  • Use a very small amount of the toothpaste (only about the size of a grain of rice)
  • Brush the teeth and gum area once in the morning and once before bed

Contact Us Today

To find out more about our children’s dental services, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly team at Dentistree. You are able to easily get in touch with our dental practice to learn more about our services or simply make an appointment for an initial children’s consultation. Contact us today by calling (03) 9763 7333, or simply fill out our convenient online contact form.

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