Children's dentistry Melbourne
Childrens’ Smile Care
At Bayside Smiles we provide a child friendly environment in order to prevent your child from having a negative dental experience. We do this by carefully explaining to your child the whole process and make them comfortable from the minute they walk through our doors. If we can make your child’s dental experience a positive one there is more chance they will be eager to look after their oral health.
It’s all about preventing serious issues
Did you know the health of milk teeth can determine the health of adult teeth? Milk teeth play quite an important role in the development of speech, chewing and bite. If milk teeth suffer decay then this decay can spread to the adult teeth before they’ve even erupted. Remember: we only have one set of adult teeth, looking after your child’s milk teeth is vital to long-term oral health.
It is recommended you bring your child to the dentist after their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts. Doing this allows our team to monitor their health and ensure their teeth are erupting properly. Bringing your child to see us on a regular basis means we can help them maintain good oral health and prevent more severe problems from occurring.
Thorough Orthodontic Assessment
The typical age for having braces is around twelve years old. But you can bring your child in for early orthodontic assessment. During this appointment we can assess your child’s teeth and jaws to determine if your child is going to need braces. The benefit of this is that with early intervention treatment we can either negate or minimise the need for braces later on.
If your child sucks their thumb, or you’re worried they have an overbite or underbite, we recommend you visit Bayside Smiles for early orthodontic assessment.
Advanced Tooth Cleaning for Patients with Braces
Generally, braces treatment can take up to eighteen months; during this time it is vitally important that you maintain optimal oral hygiene. This means brushing and flossing to ensure your teeth and your braces stay clean. Brushing and flossing teeth which have braces can be difficult. That is why, alongside proper education, we offer advanced tooth cleaning for braces. You can visit Bayside Smiles for a clean and we can help to ensure your teeth stay healthy throughout your orthodontic treatment.