Dentistry for Kids & Paediatric Dentist Melbourne
It is so important to start your child’s dental visit on the right foot.
That is why the team at Signature Dentistry take the time to ease your child into their first appointment.
We do not place any expectations or conditions on your child and let them explore and learn about their teeth in a non-invasive appointment.
Dr Somana and team do this to ensure they leave a positive psychological imprint to confidently attend all their future dental appointments.
It is Dr Somana’s dream to ensure all children avoid decay and dental fillings.
Without proper attention and or awareness tooth decay can start begins at an early age.
Nearly 50% of children between the ages of 2-11 have tooth decay.
Major factors that contribute to this problem are babies going to bed with baby formula with added sugar, heavily-sugared fruit juices cordial and even in some cases soft drinks.
Care for baby teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth appears.
These first few teeth can be cleaned with a damp gauze or a damp soft baby facecloth.
Signature Dentistry recommends that you bring your child in for an exam when he she is about 2 years old.
Regular six-month exams from then on will put kids on a similar schedule to most adults.
We can monitor your child for dental health whilst keeping you abreast of any changes.
As a parent, we know you want the very best for your child. Here are some tips to help prevent tooth decay, even before their first dental visit:
- After every feed and especially before your child goes to sleep always remember to flush their teeth with water or wipe the teeth down with a damp gauze or soft face cloth. If left uncleaned, milk or formula feeds will leave a residue on the teeth that can promote decay.
- Begin brushing as soon as the first tooth appears. Even a small piece of tooth showing can develop a cavity. Start by brushing with a soft bristled brush and water and speak to the team at Signature Dentistry regarding when to start using toothpaste as well as the type of toothpaste and flavour.
- Once your child is old enough to begin brushing on his or her own, continue to monitor their brushing, going back to clean any areas they may have missed.
- Don’t give bottles of sugary drinks or milk before bedtime.
- Use a straw when consuming sugary beverages.
- Try to limit the overall sugary foods in your child diet.
If you think your child or baby needs an expert children’s dental care and would like to make an appointment, please call Signature Dentistry on 9826 1338
or fill out our online appointment form and a member of our staff will be more than happy to help you.