Friendly & Professional Children’s Dentistry in Melbourne
Kind, caring and compassionate children’s dentistry
A Children’s Dentist Who Understands
A trip to the dentist never doesn’t often feature when planning a fun day out with the kids. But it shouldn’t be dreaded either. Here at Dental + Skin Clinic, we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for our young patients, so they feel relaxed and at-ease from the moment they walk through the door.
Children’s dental care is important, so we want to make it as fun as possible! From checking out those pearly whites to learning about good dental hygiene and care, our knowledge staff will help settle your little ones and keep them engaged at each step in the process.
Whether your child wants to hold your hand throughout the process, or even sit on your lap for some cuddles, their needs come first and our friendly team will ensure they’re as comfortable as possible.
Enjoy a positive experience with our friendly children’s dentist in Melbourne
Children’s dentistry (and dentistry in general), has come a long way in the past few decades. As parents, we often bring along trauma from past, painful procedures that we can’t even imagine inflicting on our own children – and quite rightly so!
Thankfully, dental techniques have come a long way, and pain is no longer part of the treatment. At Dental + Skin, we’re about more than just teeth. We use a range of techniques and toys to keep your little one busy and happy, from colouring books to tasty flavoured toothpaste and even cool glasses for them to choose. With our expert team by your child’s side, they will be counting down to their next appointment!
Common Children's Treatments.
Cleaning and fluoride treatments
There’s nothing better than a good, thorough teeth clean. We know you do your best to help your little ones brush their teeth daily. Our cleaning and fluoride treatments go the extra mile to help remove plaque and tartar, while strengthening and protecting their teeth from decay.
Saving infected or damaged baby teeth
We know accidents happen, and dental problems beyond our control can occur. Whether your child has chipped a tooth playing, or has an infected tooth, our friendly team will be able to recommend the best course of action to treat and save the teeth.
Preventing dental decay
As they say, prevention is better than cure. At Dental + Skin Clinic, we offer a pit and fissure sealant, which is a quick and painless way to prevent cavities in your child’s back teeth, where it’s a little bit harder to reach when brushing.
The clear sealant is simply applied to the grooves of the teeth and can make a world of difference in your child’s dental care.
Cavities do happen, and the best thing you can do for a child is get them filled as soon as possible. We use tooth-covered fillings, which are virtually invisible. You can stay with your child throughout the entire process as we repair their affected tooth.
Tooth extraction is a last resort for us here at Dental + Skin Clinic. We will do everything possible to save the tooth, however if it is severely damaged or decayed, sometimes the best option is to have it removed through our restorative dental procedures.
If this is the case, our caring team will put your little one at ease through this emergency work and ensure the process is quick and pain-free – and you can remain by their side at all times.
If we notice any areas of concern relating to your child’s mouth and smile, we also offer orthodontic consultations that can assess the need for braces or other treatments.
As your child grows, we can also aid with dental cosmetics to ensure they keep their winning smile!
Big Smiles From Parent & Child!
Children’s Dental Anxiety Prevention
Dental Anxiety Prevention
Dental + Skin are committed to providing your children with a positive dental experience, something many parents wish they’d been able to have at their age. Dental techniques have come a long way, and pain does not have to be part of the treatment. We aim to take care of minds as well as mouths, and use a range of techniques and toys to ensure your child has a positive experience, including colouring books, delicious flavoured toothpaste, and cool coloured glasses (which they can choose from a range of options).
Cleaning & Fluoride Treatments
Pit & Fissure Sealant To Prevent Dental Decay
Tooth Coloured Fillings
What your child can expect at their appointment
Dental + Skin Clinic is your go-to children dentist when it comes to a warm and caring environment that will put your little one completely at-ease.
Enjoy a ride in our dental chair
Jump on and enjoy going up and down in our comfortable dental chair - the perfect ride for our mini thrill seekers before we get started. Mum and dad can even join in too, popping your child on your lap to take part in the fun together.
It can be hard to get a good look at your teeth. Our friendly dentist will give your child a mirror to hold, so they can have a go at counting all their pearly whites. Kids can join in, or settle back and enjoy the show.
Tickle the teeth
It’s teeth cleaning time! And it can be a little bit tickly. Our caring dentist will use either a hand instrument or a gentle polishing tool to give your child’s teeth a good clean and polish, while checking in to see if your little one feels the tickles as they go.
It’s time for our fluoride and milk protein superheroes to fly in and protect your child’s teeth. Our superhero dentist will apply a high-strength fluoride cream that contains a nourishing milk protein while explaining to your little one all the superhero properties that are sinking their way to protect their teeth.
One last ride
That’s it! Your brave little superhero has made it through their dental visit and can celebrate with one final ride in the chair.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The first dental appointment can be nervous for both your child and you as parents. It’s important not to let those nerves show! Instead, it helps to plan a dental check-up for yourself first that you can bring your little one along to so they can see exactly what to expect. If you’re at ease, they will be too.
Everytime you chat about your trip to the dentist at home, stay positive. Talk about their upcoming dental adventure and how much fun you’re going to have together. With enough encouragement, they will race in on check-up day!
Early dental care is important to help your child’s teeth stay in the best condition possible. You can bring your child in when their first tooth appears, which will help them get used to the process from a nice and young age.
We recommend that children visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings.
The best way to prevent cavities in children is to establish good oral hygiene habits early on, such as brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and limiting sugary foods.