Our surgery is closed for the Easter long weekend. The surgery reopens on Tuesday 14th April for critical emergencies only. Please call if you have any questions about your dental care.

Children’s Dentistry

It is very important for children to have a good start with meeting the right dentist and one who is proficient in children’s dentistry.

We recommend children have an initial dental visit from 3.5 – 4 years of age. A gentle, fun introduction to the dentist

alleviates kids anxieties. Our initial appointment involves a slow, methodical introduction to dental equipment and hygiene measures.

Prevention of dental disease is critical in children and it is of great importance that they do not develop a phobia of visiting the dentist.

Children’s dentistry focuses a lot on education.

We teach  kids about

  • what to eat
  • how to brush correctly
  • how long to brush for
  • how to floss and when to begin

The rate of tooth decay is increasing in children despite the beneficial effects of water

fluoridation. After 18 months of age, a small pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste should be used with toothbrushing.

Parents are often surprised to find out the high sugar content of certain foods.

Dental care of children can include

  • teeth cleaning
  • orthodontic assessment to check for early signs of dental crowding or crooked teeth
  • fissure sealing of the adult molars
  • x-rays to check for the early signs of decay
  • fluoride treatments

Oral Health Education:

Visit the Victorian ADA Website for more useful information on Children’s dentistry.