Children’s Teeth

We love seeing infants, kids and teenagers!

Taking Special Care of Children’s Teeth

Our team understand what parents and carers want for their children. They want a dental care provider who will be gentle, friendly and caring.  It can be daunting for children visiting the dentist, so we make their visit positive and they always leave with a goodie!

We love to get to know the children and their families personally and we put their needs first. We offer preventive care to ensure your child keeps their teeth strong and healthy for life.  If there’s any way we can make your child’s experience with us better, please let us know!

Your children’s first visit

Comprehensive Examination

We take the time to listen to your concerns regarding your child’s teeth.  We gather the information required to make a thorough assessment of the health and function of your child’s teeth. We examine:

  • the baby and adult teeth including existing fillings and sealants
  • the gums, looking for signs of gum disease
  • assess the development, bite and alignment of jaws and teeth (orthodontic screening)
  • digital x-rays to check for decay, disease and infection, especially from the teenage years
  • digital photos (inside and outside the mouth)

Preventive services help keep children’s teeth strong and healthy!

  • Regular examinations to monitor the health and development of the teeth and bite
  • Hygiene visit to remove plaque and tartar
  • Personalised oral hygiene instruction
  • Sealants on the grooves of back teeth to seal out decay
  • Fluoride treatment to strengthen and protect enamel
  • Dietary advice – avoiding acidic and sweet foods and drinks that cause decay and erosion
  • Custom-made sport mouthguards
  • Digital xrays to check for decay and disease

Dental Sealants to Protect Teeth

Dental sealants or ‘fissure’ sealants are a preventive treatment designed to protect teeth. Sealants are placed into the fine grooves on the biting surfaces of back teeth. These grooves catch plaque and bacteria, which in time often cause decay and require a dental filling. Sealants can prevent this from happening. Placing dental sealants is a simple and comfortable process for children and teens, which does not require any local anesthetic.  Your dentist will assess your child’s teeth at each examination and recommend sealants if appropriate.

Child Dental Benefits Scheme

If your child is aged 0-17 years and eligible for this scheme, they can receive up to $1026 of free dental care over a 2-year period, bulk billed through Medicare at our practice. To find out more, please contact us or Medicare on 132 011.

We Make it Easy For Parents!

  • After school appointments
  • Open Saturdays
  • Bulk billed for eligible children
  • No Gap for HCF and GUHealth

Benefits of Sealants

  • Protects deep grooves which are hard to clean
  • Prevents decay developing
  • Avoids fillings on biting surfaces of back teeth
  • Simple and comfortable procedure
  • Suitable for most children and teenagers
  • Covered by CDBS and health fund rebates available

Treatment FAQs

When should my child have their first visit?

We start to examine children’s teeth as soon as they start to come through as infants. Spending time with the parents or carers at these appointments, we discuss how to take care of these precious first teeth – how to clean the teeth at home and how diet plays a critical role in the future health of your child’s teeth. We make the visits as fun as possible so children have a great experience and enjoy coming to visit the dentist.

How do I stop cavities in my child's teeth?

The major factor in whether children develop cavities or holes in their teeth is sugar and acid. Avoiding sugary foods and drinks is critical. The best drink to have is water! Avoid any juices, soft drinks, sugary milk drinks, energy drinks and anything that is not pure water or milk. Avoid giving your infant a bottle to suck on for extended periods or overnight. Foods that help teeth are cheese, nuts, vegetables and limited fruit. Avoid processed foods and high carb foods such as crackers or bread etc as these become sugars in the mouth. Next, ensure you help your child brush effectively twice a day and start to use floss once a day. An electric toothbrush is great! 

How often should my child come to the dentist?

Childhood is a busy time in a child’s mouth! There are lots of teeth coming through and being lost, jaws are growing and sometimes teeth become crowded. A dental examination including a hygiene visit twice a year will help to maintain great oral health. The dentist will identify potential concerns, preventive treatments can protect teeth from cavities and orthodontic assessments can help to plan possible early intervention.