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Children’s Dentistry

Developing your child’s healthy oral hygiene habits and nurturing a positive relationship with our staff through regular dental visits is very important for your child’s long term dental health.

Our clinic puts particular focus on the health and development of our children’s patients to help set them up for long term health and comfort.

We assess:

  • Dental Concerns – Identifying issues with your child’s teeth early on, is critical to minimising the need for future invasive dental procedures
  • Airways, Breathing and Sleep Issues – Sleep issues due to difficulty I breathing is a serious problem that many children suffer from. This can lead to changes in the child’s behaviour which include shortened attention span, hyperactivity and erratic moods.

There is evidence linking poor breathing and sleep to impaired school performance, early predisposition for vascular disease and many other systemic problems. If diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, many of these issues can be avoided or minimised ultimately allowing you child to lead a healthy and happy life.

  • Orthodontic and Facial Growth – Early identification of orthodontic and growth issues allows for prompt and swift treatment of our younger patients. Ultimately the early diagnosis minimises the need for removing adult teeth for orthodontic purposes and allows us to address many airway problems and helps us minimise/avoid jaw joint issues (TMJ clicking/locking).
  • Oral Hygiene Habits – Our hygienist spend their time getting to know you and your child to better understand how their life impacts the health of their mouth. They will discuss diet and brushing technique in depth to establish early healthy habits.

Fun Fact:

Generally foods and drinks that are high in sugar and acid are harmful to tooth enamel. Acidic foods and drinks (soft drinks, citric juices, sports drinks) can cause tooth erosion while high sugar content is more likely to contribute to tooth decay (cavities).