Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry Bentleigh East, Bayside, Melbourne

Dental And Skin Clinic Children's Dentistry Bentleigh East, Bayside, Melbourne
Children’s dentistry is a specialised service provided by Dental & Skin Clinic. On this page, you will learn what children’s dentistry is and how we can help your child with their oral care to keep them healthy now and throughout their childhood.

Feel free to download our price guide, or complete the enquiry form to organise your child’s dental appointment.

What Is Children’s Dentistry?

Children’s dentistry services begin at around two years of age when a child’s baby teeth are fully formed. This specialised service provides treatments that are unique to children’s needs as well as help them become accustomed to the dentist. This service is important to help alleviate future fears and anxiety that dental checkups sometimes bring.

Our skilled team here at Dental and Skin Clinic treats our young clients with compassion, while we provide protective and preventive services and teach them to care for their teeth.

Treatments include cleaning, fluoride, dental sealants and space maintainers, which are all proactive services that help prevent future problems. Our caring staff will also treat any problems such as cavities or decay with a gentle touch, so your child will see the dentist as nothing to fear.

Your Child’s First Appointment

The first appointment can be the most important one for your child. We want to ensure your child enjoys a nice time at the dentist, and more importantly, will be excited about returning.

They will learn how to take care of their oral health to avoid dental issues. They will also learn that should they have any dental problems, they will be taken care of. Here is what your child can expect on their first appointment.

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While waiting their turn, they will enjoy sugar-free hot chocolate with a colourful straw
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They can colour or draw while waiting for the dentist
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Once in the dental room, your child will enjoy a ride in the dental chair while wearing a cool pair of coloured glasses of their choice
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Your child will have the comfort of you being in the dental room with them, or even sitting on your lap if preferred
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They will have their teeth tickled (cleaned) with delicious, flavoured toothpaste
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They may get a quick and entertaining lesson on how to properly brush and floss
To ensure an even smoother visit, bring your child with you when you have a dental checkup. This provides an opportunity for them to see that the dentist is a natural part of good health and there is nothing to worry about.

Our Specialised Services

Children’s dental services are designed to help prevent future problems. Along with teaching them proper oral health and dental care, we offer specialised services that can stop small problems from becoming large problems.

The result is more comfortable dental visits for them as well as improved oral health, and less cost to you. The following are the children’s dentistry services we offer:

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Our orthodontic services can help properly align teeth, if needed. Our experienced dentists will do a full dental exam and evaluation to help determine any care or services that will benefit your child and either restore health or ensure a healthy mouth stays healthy.
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Had an amazing experience at this clinic with Dr Rita. She is professional and knowledgeable and someone you can trust with your skin. Oh and one more thing, the clinic is gorgeous- it has a beautiful atmosphere; I could have spent the whole day there!

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Dental Anxiety

Some children will experience dental anxiety, and our highly skilled team is prepared to help. As mentioned above, we will make the experience as happy as possible. After allowing them to relax, the dentist will simply feel around their teeth as they only look, which is painless.

We use a “Tell-Show-Do” approach, so there are no surprises. If there are any issues, a topical anesthetic may be rubbed on the gum to help them feel more comfortable.

Dentistry has come a long way and pain does not have to be part of the treatment. The following are some things you can do to help reduce or ward off dental anxiety in your child:

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Bring your child with you to a routine checkup or cleaning so they can see it is a painless procedure
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Allow them to observe older siblings’ dental exams and cleanings
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Treat going to the dentist as a fun family activity, such as going to the beach or other enjoyable trip
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Remind them about their upcoming “dental adventure” in the days leading up to their appointment
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Avoid negative comments such as “brush your teeth or you’ll get a cavity,” as we find this makes children afraid to visit the dentist for fear of finding a cavity
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Avoid displaying your own fear of the dentist, as your children take cues from you

Children’s Dentistry – Early Intervention For A Lifetime Of Health

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Bringing your child to the dentist for early visits teaches them how to care for their teeth as they become accustomed to dental visits. The importance of brushing and flossing will be reinforced as they also feel more comfortable with each visit.

Regular dental checkups also give the dentist a chance to ensure their teeth and jawbone are developing properly. It is also a time to see if the early intervention will be necessary to align teeth, which can save you money and your child discomfort in the future.

Regular dental visits beginning from an early age can help deter problems like toothaches, deep holes in the teeth that sometimes go unnoticed, gum and tooth infections, and the need to pull teeth. Any of these problems can lead to missing school and even create a fear of the dentist since their teeth or mouth will hurt even before they see us.

When you bring your child to visit, we will give them the best care available. If your child is older and has missed dental appointments, there is no need to worry as we can still help and keep any discomfort to a minimum. We will be a partner with your child’s oral health so you know your child is safe in our hands.

Children’s Dentistry – Early Intervention For A Lifetime Of Health

Dental Skin Clinic Children's Dentistry Melbourne
Bringing your child to the dentist for early visits teaches them how to care for their teeth as they become accustomed to dental visits. The importance of brushing and flossing will be reinforced as they also feel more comfortable with each visit.

Regular dental checkups also give the dentist a chance to ensure their teeth and jawbone are developing properly. It is also a time to see if the early intervention will be necessary to align teeth, which can save you money and your child discomfort in the future.

Regular dental visits beginning from an early age can help deter problems like toothaches, deep holes in the teeth that sometimes go unnoticed, gum and tooth infections, and the need to pull teeth. Any of these problems can lead to missing school and even create a fear of the dentist since their teeth or mouth will hurt even before they see us.

When you bring your child to visit, we will give them the best care available. If your child is older and has missed dental appointments, there is no need to worry as we can still help and keep any discomfort to a minimum. We will be a partner with your child’s oral health so you know your child is safe in our hands.

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Call Today And Schedule Your Child’s Dental Visit

Whether your child needs an exam or consultation, call today and we will be happy to schedule. Or call and schedule an exam and cleaning for yourself or a family member so your young child can watch and begin to feel comfortable.

Our skilled and compassionate staff are ready to take care of the dental needs for both you and your family, so call and schedule today.

Call Today And Schedule Your Child’s Dental Visit

Dental & Skin Clinic Ready To Smile Bentleigh East, Bayside, Melbourne
Whether your child needs an exam or consultation, call today and we will be happy to schedule. Or call and schedule an exam and cleaning for yourself or a family member so your young child can watch and begin to feel comfortable.

Our skilled and compassionate staff are ready to take care of the dental needs for both you and your family, so call and schedule today.

Melanie Van D. 1

Staff ensured we were welcomed from the first phone call. Dr Rita made my 2 year old son’s first dentist experience a truly positive one.

I could not recommend any higher! Do yourself a favour and enjoy the dental and skin services can offer!

Melanie Van D.