Children's Dentistry
Children's Dentistry

Dentistry for Kids

It’s important for children to learn about oral health and taking care of their teeth from a young age to ensure they develop good habits as early in life as possible. Fortunately, Chapel Gate Dental offers excellent dentistry for kids. We understand that visiting the dentist can generate fear and nerves, especially in children, which is why we make every effort to make their experience a comfortable and positive one. Whether you want your child to learn about how to brush and floss or you need advice on their newly erupting teeth, find out how our dental care for children can help.

Children's Dentistry

Our Children’s Dental Care Services

From general examinations and oral hygiene instruction through to interceptive orthodontics and restorative dentistry, we offer a range of dental services for children. You can rest assured that a gentle and reassuring touch will be used, ensuring their experience is as pleasant as possible and encouraging them to return well into the future for regular check-ups.

Our children’s dental care professionals can address common concerns and answer any questions you or your child may have regarding children’s dental health. It’s never too early to start visiting the dentist, and we even encourage parents to bring their babies and toddlers to develop confidence, familiarity and understanding from an early age. As soon as a child turns two, it’s time to visit a good children dentist or dental hygienist for an oral health assessment.

Children's Dentistry

What Happens On the First Visit?

Your child will meet their dentist and have an opportunity to get used to the high-tech chair. This consultation mainly involves a visual inspection to make sure there’s nothing unusual going on with your child’s teeth and gums. The dentist also counts the child’s teeth using a dental mirror. This is a fun game that we’ve found usually fascinates and entertains the patient while we’re carrying out a children’s dental health check.

The dentist or hygienist will take time to answer any questions to create a supportive atmosphere, which is often accompanied by plenty of giggles for both the child and the parent. In addition to an oral examination, our first appointment for dentistry for kids will also assess growth and development and identify any risk of dental decay. Our dentist will additionally educate both the child and parents on brushing techniques and the importance of healthy nutrition for teeth. Contact our clinic for more information about what to expect at the first visit.

Children’s Dental Care Services We Offer

  • Regular check-ups and cleanings – Routine dental visits are the foundation of good oral health. We recommend scheduling regular children’s dental care check-ups every six months to maintain good oral health and assist with early detection of any issues. During these visits, our friendly dentist will perform a thorough examination, clean your child’s teeth and provide personalised oral hygiene guidance.
  • Dental sealants – We can apply dental sealants to protect the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth (molars and premolars). These sealants act as a barrier against cavity-causing bacteria and food particles, reducing the risk of cavities in these vulnerable areas.
  • Fluoride treatments – Fluoride is essential for strengthening tooth enamel and preventing tooth decay. As part of our dental care for children, we can provide fluoride treatments to ensure your child’s teeth have the optimal protection they need.
  • Tooth-coloured fillings – In the event that your child develops a cavity, we can remove the decay and provide tooth-coloured fillings to restore the health of the tooth.
  • Emergency dental care – Accidents can happen, and when they do, our dental team is here to provide prompt emergency dentistry for kids. Whether it’s a chipped tooth, a dental injury or severe toothache, we’re here to help when you need us most.
  • Parent and child education – We believe that educating both parents and children is crucial. We can offer guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, nutrition and the importance of regular dental visits to a dentist.

Make a Booking at Our Children’s Dental Care Clinic Today

If you’re looking for a good children dentist in St Kilda, make an appointment at Chapel Gate Dental. Check out our contact page for more details about how you can get in touch with our children’s dental care clinic.

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St Kilda VIC 3182

Telephone: 03 9531 3742

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