Children Teeth

Mulgrave Dental Centre is a child-friendly practice and we are passionate about protecting young smiles from their very first tooth. Your child will usually start to get their milk teeth at around 6 months old.
We recommend that you schedule your child’s first dental examination when they reach the age of two (and following this, between every three and twelve months) as this will familiarise them with the dental practice and get them used to letting the dentist look at their teeth. If you have any concerns about your child’s dental health (even if they are under 2 years old), or if they have experienced an injury to their teeth or mouth, you should book an appointment to see the dentist as soon as possible.

Plaque can start to form on young teeth as soon as they emerge, and it’s important to implement a good oral health routine early – starting with that first tooth. Prevention is always better than a cure, and regular check ups at Mulgrave Dental Centre for your child are invaluable for halting tooth decay and gum disease, maintaining a bright smile into adulthood.

At your child’s appointment, our dentist will examine your child’s teeth and gums for any problems. There are a number of preventative treatments that our team can provide for children. Fluoride applications are a safe and effective way to safeguard your growing child’s teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the child’s teeth and this helps to mineralise the teeth. Fissure sealants are tooth coloured and applied to biting surfaces of children’s teeth to prevent decay. Our Hygienist, also sees children as private patients and helps educate children about good dental hygiene.

Studies have shown that the younger the age that you bring your child to the dental practice, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel safe and cared for. Treating a child from an early age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most things, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved.
If you would like to book an appointment for your child, this can be done online via our website. Alternatively, please contact our reception team either by phone, email or the website contact form.
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