At Fannie Bay Dental, we believe that prevention is always better than cure. This is why we strongly believe that taking the time to invest in your child’s teeth will result in lifelong oral health benefits.
Our experienced team of dentists can solve many of the problems that often trouble children, from teething to adolescence.
As well as encouraging good habits in early childhood, early detection of tooth decay is important for predicting longevity of teeth. We can explain and demonstrate some of the simple preventative measures for taking care of children’s teeth, including correct brushing techniques and timing of drinking milk or sports drinks which can ultimately make a significant difference to the health of teeth.
Tips to look after your child’s teeth:
- Brush your teeth alongside your kids morning and night to encourage them to copy your good habits and follow a routine.
- Make brushing teeth fun and enjoyable by playing games with your children as you brush your teeth. Use a colourful handled toothbrush for children with soft bristles and a small strip of fluoride toothpaste.
- Observe when kids brush their teeth and show them how to move the brush in small, circular motions or at least up and down. It should take several minutes to thoroughly brush every tooth. Brush up on the lower teeth, down on the upper teeth and the outside, inside and chewing surface of the entire front and back teeth.
- Teach them not to swallow toothpaste and instead spit and rinse thoroughly with water. Toddlers often have the tendency to swallow the remaining fluoride, which will make teeth less resistant against decay.
At Fannie Bay Dental, we bulk bill for children under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). Eligible patients can book an appointment for your child’s teeth to be examined, cleaned, filled and treated. To check the eligibility criteria, contact us or visit humanservices.gov.au.
- Fluoride application every six months, preferably during school holidays.
- Tooth coloured, fluoride releasing filling to prevent further caries/decay.
- Crowns for badly broken teeth.
- Care of traumatised tooth/teeth.