Children are very welcome in our practice, which is located in Bellerine Street in the heart of Geelong. Many of our youngest patients first visit us shortly after their first teeth come through, and then visit us regularly on a six- or twelve-monthly basis.
Preventive Dentistry for Children
We have a strong preventive focus for children’s and adults’ dental health, and work to assist parents/guardians/caregivers to establish a good routine of home dental care. This is important because dental disease is preventable!
Many of our young patients participate in sports as they grow up. Many dental injuries to teeth are also preventable, and we can help parents to minimise the risk of injuries to their children’s teeth, no matter what level of sport they are playing. You can learn more about sports mouthguards by clicking here.
Your Child’s Dental Treatment
If your child needs a filling or some other treatment, we can provide it in our practice with gentle care. Children often make great patients, and modern approaches to dental care allow us to perform treatment efficiently and with a focus on the comfort of the child.
A child who is very nervous or who needs a lot of treatment can also be treated in our rooms or at the hospital using ‘Sleep Dentistry’ (click here to learn more). This can be a less-stressful option for some children and their families.
Crooked And Crowded Teeth
We will monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth at every check-up. If crowding or an unusual bite seems to be developing, we may make an early referral to one of our local orthodontists for their opinion.
Early intervention orthodontic treatment may be the preferred option for some children. The orthodontist may recommend treatment at an early age; before and/or during growth spurts, so that more complex or invasive treatments can be avoided or minimised later on.
Children’s Dental Benefits Schedule
We welcome children who are eligible for dental care under the CDBS. You can read more about the schedule here: http://ailinteodentalsurgery.com.au/child-dental-benefits-schedule-geelong/
Articles About Children’s Dental Health
We have a number of articles about children and dental health in our articles section. You might enjoy the following:
- When Should Children Start Flossing? http://ailinteodentalsurgery.com.au/kids-start-flossing-national-childrens-week/
- Dinner, Dummies and Decay http://ailinteodentalsurgery.com.au/dinner-dummies-and-decay/
- Oral Health For Babies And Children http://ailinteodentalsurgery.com.au/oral-health-for-babies-and-children/
- Sing As You Brush! (how to keep your child brushing for the right amount of time)
- Protect your child’s teeth with a sports mouthguard