Childrens Dentistry at Dentists & Doctors in Geelong 

Your childs first dental visit is important as it establishes the foundation of your child’s experience and their future oral health habits. Good Oral Health is essential for general health and wellbeing and early childhood is the time when most lifetime habits are established. It offers the greatest opportunity for prevention of tooth decay and that in turn can contribute to better oral health and general health all the way into adulthood.

What happens at your childs first dental visit at Dentists & Doctors?

At Dentists & Doctors we ensure your childs first visit is a fun and comfortable experience. So what can you expect at your first visit?

  • We introduce ourselves and the dental setting to your child
  • A detailed medical history and dental examination is conducted
  • We answer any questions or concerns you might have
  • Provide you with the best strategies to maintain your childs oral health
  • Discuss your childs treatment plan and any treatment required

We recommend that your child have their first dental visit by the age of 2, however getting your child comfortable and familiar with the dental setting from the age of one is great. Not only does it help acquaint your child to the dental environment but allows us to monitor the eruption of your childs first teeth!

 

What should you look for at home?

If you take your child to your early childhood nurse you would be familiar with the dental checks completed by your early childhood nurse. We recommend that as soon as your childs upper teeth have erupted to lift the lip and check their health, paying particular attention to the area where the tooth and the gum meet.

If you notice any chalky white patches its likely to be the first signs of tooth decay, also known as early childhood caries. Do not panic, you can implement preventive strategies and treatments are available to prevent further progression.

 

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease in Australia?

 

What services do we provide at Dentists & Doctors?

At Dentists & Doctors we are a one stop shop for all your dental and cosmetic needs. We know the importance of providing you with the best treatment options, effective delivery in a comfortable environment and with familiar faces. We are a family centred practice that respects the needs of you and your loved ones.

We are able to provide you and your family with a comprehensive range of childrens dental services including but not limited to:

  • Dental examination
  • Cleans
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Mouthguards
  • Restorations (fillings)
  • Pulpotomy
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • Space maintainers

 

Dentists & Doctors in Geelong proudly provide dental services for your child under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).

 

What is the Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS)?

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is an Australian Federal Government program which provides  covers the cost for general dental services (including examinations, X rays, cleaning, extractions and fillings) up to $1000 over two consecutive calendar years.

To check if your child is eligible contact Dentists & Doctors in Geelong on 03 5221 9129 and we can check your eligibility and balance.

 

How do I implement toothbrushing at home?

Your child may initially resist toothbrushing at home, particularly as they grow older and develop their own personality and behaviours. It is therefore very important we encourage and introduce the following strategies to assist your implementation of good home care oral hygiene habits at home.

  1. Introduce a childrens toothbrush from the age of 1
  2. Make toothbrushing a fun family activity, brush your teeth together with your child and let them practice toothbrushing on you
  3. Use a childrens fluoride toothpaste
  4. Establish a home care oral hygiene routine, where toothbrushing happens after a particular activity
  5. Play or sing a song whilst you assist and supervise your childs toothbrushing

 

We love seeing children and families at Dentists & Doctors and understand we can all get a bit anxious. That’s why we take the time to sit down and chat to you and explain the whole process from start to finish, ensuring you have breaks along the way.

Contact us today on 03 5221 9129 to meet our highly experienced staff and team and learn more about how you can help improve yours and your family's oral health!