Children are precious members of your family and we make every effort to provide them with comfortable, effective dental care. Our practice recommends your children are seen by the Community Oral Health Service (03 450 9370)from a young age to promote a healthy foundation for great dental health right from the start. The dental therapist may refer your child to us if they need more complex treatment or if they need to be seen due to an accident covered by ACC.
When your child starts high school we can see them for FREE at our practice until they are 18 years of age under the government dental benefits scheme. We also work with parents on techniques and education so that they have the tools to succeed when it comes to oral care for their kids. Our practice values the families we serve and makes quality dental care accessible for the whole family.
At your child’s first visit, the dental therapist/dentist will help familiarise them with the dental environment so they feel completely comfortable. They will be shown their teeth in the mirror, taken for a ride in the chair, and have their teeth brushed.
We believe all great dental health begins with an excellent preventive routine. That is why we work with parents to create a successful home care regimen including brushing and flossing, avoiding sugary treats, and eating a good diet to promote healthy teeth and gums. Communication is essential and we encourage you to bring any questions you may have to your child's dental appointments.
We complement excellent home care with routine examinations and cleaning appointments. If necessary, we can also offer additional preventive treatments such as fluoride and dental sealants to keep your child’s teeth healthy and and free from decay.
Fluoride helps to strengthen enamel and protect against dental decay. Fluoride varnish applied in the deep grooves of your child's teeth and along the gumline can help to combat the enamel-destroying bacteria that causes decay.
Dental sealants are made of clear coatings that can be applied to your child’s teeth to prevent decay. If your child is at high risk for decay or has particularly deep grooves in their teeth, we can apply dental sealants to keep food and bacteria from settling in those grooves where brushing and flossing cannot reach. They can last for up to five years and can be replaced once they wear off.
For some kids, eventually some type of dental treatment becomes necessary. We are both compassionate and gentle in our approach to treating children.
We know how important it is to make sure they are comfortable and do not experience dental anxiety. That is why when we treat children, we speak to them in terms they will understand and let them know what we will be doing. That way, their treatment is more effective and less scary.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for your child, give us a call. We are pleased to provide you with excellent, personalised dental care.