Children’s Dentistry

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Our aim is for children to always have a fun and pleasant dental experience, and never to associate going to the dentist as being ‘scary’. We love to educate children on how to look after their teeth and gums and the importance of maintaining healthy teeth for life.

We offer all general dental services to children including the following:

  • Fissure sealants and preventive treatments
  • Examinations and cleans
  • Early intervention orthodontics
  • Fillings
  • Trauma in baby teeth
  • ‘Happy Gas’

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 to come through in the right position. Daily care is needed to prevent tooth decay, the following tips will help ensure you child maintains health teeth:

  • 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
  • Gently clean your babies teeth with a damp soft face washer or cloth at night

Fissure Sealants

Fissure Sealants are protective coatings that are applied to the grooves of the back permanent molars to prevent cavities from developing. The best time to apply fissure sealants is soon after the permanent molar teeth appear around the age of 6. 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 but this will be monitored at every check up.

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 tooth 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