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Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Oral Health Therapist

As a family-orientated dental clinic in South Melbourne,the team at Dental on Clarendon understands how important it is for your child to receive regular dental check-ups in order to encourage them to practice good oral health practices for life.

At Dental on Clarendon, we pride ourselves on the paediatric dental care we offer Melbourne families, giving children the best chance of having a healthy smile for the long term.We understand how having a lovely smile can boost a child’s confidence as well as being beneficial to their overall oral health. Our paediatric oral health therapist is adamant about educating children from a young age about how to look after their teeth and gums.

Emergency Paediatric Dental Care

Dental emergencies often happen when toddlers are learning to walk or children start playing sports.It’s imperative that you contact our South Melbourne clinic as soon as possible to have your child’s dental issue treated straight away. Our emergency dentists and paediatric oral health therapists are available after our standard business hours to provide urgent paediatric dental care for children when they need it.

Make an Appointment Today

Call our South Melbourne clinic today on (03) 9690 3285 or submit an enquiry on our contact page to make an appointment for paediatric dental care for your child.

Commonly Asked Questions

When Should Children Start Having Dental Appointments?

We believe that children should start receiving paediatric dental care as early in life as possible.We recommend that your child visits our South Melbourne clinic within six months of gaining their first tooth, or soon after their first birthday.

What Can I Expect from My Child’s First Dental Examination?

Our paediatric oral health therapist will be very gentle when examining your child, and they will ensure that your child feels relaxed and comfortable prior to beginning the examination.We may also clean your child’s teeth and take dental x-rays if need be. Once we have finished the examination, we will have a discussion with you regarding any dental issues your child may have and what treatments are available to correct any issues.

Can You Teach My Child How to Look After Their Teeth?

Our friendly dentist or oral health therapist will talk to your child using simple language they will understand to educate them on why they need to look after their teeth and gums. They will teach your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth, helping them to develop proper oral health care habits that they will hopefully use for life. We will also provide you with useful information on how to properly look after your child’s teeth and gums at home and answer any questions you may have.

How Often Should My Child Visit the Dentist?

Most dentists will advise parents to arrange an appointment for paediatric dental care every six months to keep a close eye on the state of your child’s dental health. Regular appointments are highly recommended, as a child’s dental development can change very fast as they grow and it’s important to identify any dental issues early on before they cause your child to feel any pain or discomfort. If we feel it is necessary, we may recommend that your child has appointments more frequently than the standard six months.