Children Dentistry

Dentist for children Craigieburn

At Dazzling Smiles Dental, we are used to treating patients of all ages, and we spend a lot of time teaching the kids of the Craigieburn and wider community about good oral health. We understand that your child’s first dental visit can sometimes be a scary experience. On the first visit, we aim to make your child feel as safe and as comfortable as possible. This is vital as their first visit can often form their opinion and attitude towards dental care for years to come.

Preventing oral problems is a necessary part of making sure your child stays healthy and can smile and eat with confidence. As such, it is vital to bring in your children for dental check-ups regularly. The allows our dentists to pick up on any potential problems and fix them when it is smaller and easier to treat.

Despite frequent cleaning and a good diet – cavities in your children’s teeth can still happen. And if it does, it should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the decay spreading. Our tooth coloured fillings will allow your child to be smiling and eating again.

Besides general dental treatment, we also provide 3 very important treatments vital to ensure good oral health for your child.

Fissure Sealants

This is a form of preventative treatment and is used to protect your kid’s teeth against cavities. This easy to place plastic coating covers the fissures and grooves in your child’s teeth where the decay begins and prevents bacteria and bugs from gathering and causing decay. This is a quick and painless procedure that can easily be added to your child’s regular hygiene appointments.

Fluoride treatments

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water and some kinds of toothpaste that can be applied to teeth to increase their strength making them more resistant to decay. This helps to promote optimal oral health and prevent decay or chipping.

Oral hygiene education

Although oral health education may not seem important, many dental health problems can be avoided with simple instructions regarding a healthy diet and proper cleaning. We aim to teach your kids the proper techniques and valuable lessons they can use for life. Not only will we talk to you about this but we will also teach you how to brush and floss to keep your teeth sparkling and clean.

Our dedicated dentist also performs treatment under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) which allows eligible children $1000 worth of dental treatment over 2 years. This means that there are no out of pocket costs up to this limit and your kid’s treatment is completely bulk billed.

FAQ

Our children’s dentists in Craigieburn recommend that your child first visits the dentist when their first tooth erupts or no later than age 1 or 2.
It is good to talk to your children, especially before their first dental visit, what will be expected. Try to explain to them using positive phrases such as “The dentist will help to make your teeth very strong and healthy.”
When your child is suffering from a toothache, it is essential that you are as gentle and nurturing as possible. When your child’s toothache becomes more serious, perhaps due to a cavity or a broken tooth, don’t hesitate to visit our pediatric dentists in Craigieburn.

To be eligible for the CDBS, your child must:

  • be aged 0 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
  • be eligible for Medicare on the day of service
  • get, or be part of a family getting, certain Australian Government payments.

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