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The family friendly child dentistry that you can trust

It’s hard to get most adults to feel comfortable about going to the dentist, let alone children. Therefore, finding a family friendly dentist that caters to patients of all ages, from babies to fully grown adults, is the preferable option for most people. Mount Waverley Dental is the children friendly dentist in Melbourne’s eastern region, catering to nearby suburbs like Burwood, Glen Waverley and more.

Dental care for babies and young children

Baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth. They help with speech development, eating, and help hold the space for the permanent teeth. Daily care is needed to prevent decay. Do not allow your baby to go to bed with a bottle containing any sweetened liquids including milk. Do not dip the dummy in any sweet syrups or honey. Teach your child to drink from a cup from around 12 months of age. Avoid a high sugar diet and frequent snacking. Encourage your child to drink water.

Fissure sealants

Fissure Sealants are protective coatings on the grooves of back teeth to prevent cavities from developing. The best time to apply fissure sealants is soon after the permanent molar teeth appear. The procedure is painless and non-invasive. Sealants can be applied to any teeth with deep grooves that may be vulnerable to decay. They can be easily repaired or replaced from time to time as they can wear down.

At Mount Waverley Dental, we’re committed to providing family friendly dentist services for children in Burwood, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley and surrounding suburbs. Make an appointment with us today, either by calling 9808 1108 or contacting us online.

Trauma in baby teeth

It is quite common for toddlers and children to bump their teeth. It is important that you do not try to reposition a displaced baby as it may damage the permanent developing tooth underneath. If there is any bleeding, apply pressure with a clean cloth or guaze. It is important to seek professional advice as soon as possible.

Eruption Chart for baby teeth