Childrens Dentistry at Dentists & Doctors in Geelong

Did You Know That Tooth Decay Is The Most Common Childhood Disease In Australia?

Your child’s first visit to a kid’s dentist in Geelong 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 can contribute to better oral health and general health all the way into adulthood. At Dentists & Doctors Geelong we pride ourselves on kid’s dental prevention and education so you can get your child’s oral health on the right path from an early age.

What Happens At Your Childs First Dental Visit At Dentists & Doctors?

At Dentists & Doctors we ensure children’s dentistry visits are a fun and comfortable experience. So, what can you expect at your first visit?

We recommend that your child have their first visit to a kid’s dentist by the age of two, 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 child’s first teeth!

 If you have noticed anything new or odd in your child’s mouth contact the team at Dentists & Doctors today on (03) 5221 9129.

What should you look for at home when it comes to children’s dentistry?

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 child’s upper teeth have erupted, to lift the lip and check their oral health, paying particular attention to the area where the tooth and the gum meet.

If you notice any chalky white patches it’s 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. If you have noticed anything new and odd in your child’s mouth contact Dentists & Doctors for expert kid’s dentists in Geelong today on (03) 5221 9129.

What children’s dental Services do we provide at Dentists & Doctors?

At Dentists & Doctors we are a one stop shop for all your families 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 children’s dental services including but not limited to:

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 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 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 children’s toothbrush from the age of one
  2. Make toothbrushing a fun family activity, brush your teeth together with your child and let them practice toothbrushing on you
  3. Use a children’s fluoride toothpaste – there’s plenty of different flavours to choose from!
  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 child’s toothbrushing

Arrange a dental appointment for your children today

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

Contact us today on (03) 5221 9129 or visit our dental clinic to meet our highly experienced staff and team and learn more about how you can help improve your family’s oral health!

You can avail our Kid’s dental services in geelong and nearby areas like BelmontGrovedaleHightonLeopoldManifold HeightsNewtownPoint Lonsdale and Waurn Ponds.

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