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Children’s Dental Care in
Melbourne CBD

Collins Dental Image provides a friendly, relaxed and caring environment for your child. Our team understand that children’s dental care is different from adults’, which is why we focus on creating fun and positive experiences for our younger patients.

Our goal is for children to become familiar with the dental setting and educate them that the visit to our practice is important for their overall health.
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Children’s Orthodontics

We think it is essential to work with nature and, therefore, with the body’s growth patterns to ensure that there is sufficient room in a child’s mouth to allow the teeth to be positioned optimally. That’s why we assess children early.

Addressing any potential issues in the mouth can help keep the rest of the body functioning optimally: Issues such as breathing problems are assessed, and jaw bone growth is guided, if needed, to help minimise the need to extract healthy teeth because of crowding, and to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment later.

Children’s Snoring

It may seem cute if your child snores, but it can actually be a sign of breathing issues, which may affect how your child’s jaw develops and grows. More seriously, oxygen deprivation affects energy levels, children’s behaviours and even their overall intellectual development. As part of our dental assessment of young children, we look for signs of breathing issues and, where present, we ask our medical colleagues to thoroughly investigate.

Children’s Dental Emergencies

Kids have no fear when they are playing! This can lead to various emergencies, including a tooth being knocked out or chipped.

In these situations, our dentists often save teeth if quick action is taken. Our team of dentists and therapists provides high-quality children’s dentistry, no matter what the situation. If you’re ever unsure whether your child requires emergency dental attention, please call and ask our friendly front office coordinators–they are always happy to guide you. We always have one of our dentist team on call on weekends and public holidays to help look after our regular patients should their children need emergency care.

Why Choose Collins Dental Image for Children’s Dental Care?

We take a proactive and holistic approach to your child’s dental health. If crowded teeth is an issue we don’t default to removing healthy adult teeth to make room. We take the time to listen to your goals and concerns. Our clinicians will complete a thorough examination and assess the cause of your child’s individual situation and then determine the most effective solution, and recommend appropriate treatment that will keep them healthy, and help them thrive and advise when is the most appropriate time to commence treatment.

FAQ

Is my child ready for their first visit to the dentist?

Your child’s first visit may just consist of a ride in the dental chair, and it’s never too early to start them off with good habits.

We see kids any time after the eruption of their first tooth, or once they reach twelve months old. Our caring team knows exactly how to ensure your child enjoys their visit. Common dental services for children may include:

  • Examinations
  • Orthodontic assessment
  • Professional cleaning, polishing & removal of plaque, tartar and stain
  • Tips and encouragement with cleaning at home (brushing & flossing)
  • Any necessary Dental X-rays
  • Professional fluoride treatment
  • Fissure sealants
  • Dietary advice
  • Sports mouthguards

At what age should my child have their orthodontic assessment?

To ensure any treatment is provided at the optimal time, we assess children around the age of seven. We then monitor those who don’t need immediate treatment to ensure that treatment windows are not missed.

What conditions should be reviewed as part of early assessment?

  • Premature loss of baby teeth
  • Constant thumb-sucking
  • Teeth grinding
  • Snoring
  • Mouth breathing
  • Dysfunction or misalignment in their jaws

Schedule Your Children’s Appointment Today

All of our dental practitioners are well-experienced in ensuring your children enjoy coming to the dentist, and more importantly, maintain excellent oral health! Contact us today to book an appointment for your child.
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Children’s Dentistry Melbourne CBD VIC | (03) 9650 6622