Paediatric Dentist for the Little Ones Here in Whittlesea

We believe in looking after your oral and dental health right from the get-go, which is why our team of practitioners are experienced paediatric dentists who know how to create a comfortable and reassuring environment for your little ones during their check-ups. It’s not common knowledge, but caring for a child’s baby teeth (known as their ‘primary teeth’) is actually just as important as caring for their permanent adult teeth – even if they do eventually fall out!

Dentists have determined that keeping baby teeth around for as long as possible has a great effect on long-term oral health. This means that paediatric dentistry now involves helping children maintain their deciduous teeth as long as their mouths keep them in place. In doing so, our team is dedicated to providing a comfortable and positive environment for your children that helps them to feel informed and in control of the situation when they visit the dentist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Australian Dental Association recommends that a child be seen by a dentist as soon as his or her first tooth erupts but at least no later than their first birthday. Besides checking for tooth decay and other problems, a participating dentist can demonstrate how to clean the child’s teeth properly and how to evaluate any adverse habits such as thumb sucking.

You can avoid a number of extensive issues with your child’s teeth and oral health by taking them to the paediatric dentist every six months. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Misalignment due to missing baby teeth
  • Decay spreading into permanent teeth
  • Infection spreading into permanent teeth
  • Gum disease
  • The need for extensive, long-term orthodontic care

As a parent, you may be concerned about your child’s visit to the dentist and whether it will be an unsavoury experience for them. Over our many years working with children, we’ve noticed the attitudes towards dentistry of the parents has an incredible impact on how the child handles their visit to the practice. The more aware mums and dads are of the importance of their child’s dental health, the more likely they are to be sure their child visits the dentist.

Parents should remember to care for their child’s teeth and avoid situations that could increase the likelihood of decay. This can be done by providing them with a well-balanced diet, limiting snacks, ensuring that they brush twice per day and floss once per day, and scheduling regular dental check ups with our paediatric dentists at Dentists of Plenty Valley. These changes in attitude toward dentistry for children help children experience less anxiety at the dentist and grow up with healthier teeth. As adults, they will also be more likely to visit the dentist, ensuring better lifetime dental health.

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DayHours
Mon09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tues09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thur09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat8:00 AM – 12:30 PM By appointment only*
SunClosed