As a family-oriented dental practice in Balwyn we warmly welcome children of all ages and suggest your child begins regular dental care by age 2. We realise a young child can find visiting a dental practice a little overwhelming at first which is why our experienced and caring dental team will go out of their way to help them feel comfortable and relaxed. Our children’s dental services focus on preventative dental care, enabling young children to grow up enjoying great dental health.
These services include checkups and cleans, fissure sealants, fluoride treatments, mouthguards and paediatric crowns. We also keep a close eye on the development of children’s teeth and jaws. If we feel it will be beneficial, we will recommend an early orthodontic evaluation which can take place as soon as age six or seven. Sometimes early interceptive orthodontics can be very helpful in correcting problems that may have developed due to oral habits including thumb and finger sucking.
We like to see children every six months because at this age their teeth and jaws are developing rapidly. By closely monitoring their dental health, we can quickly detect any signs of dental disease or other problems that may require treatment. A professional scale and clean is just as important for children as it is for adults, helping them to maintain healthy teeth and gums and nice fresh breath. This preventative approach reduces the risk of your child developing tooth decay or a tooth infection and ensures their primary teeth will remain healthy and strong until the adult teeth are ready to erupt.