Good Dental Hygiene Habits Start Early in Life
Camberwell Family Dental is a preferred provider as a children’s dentist in Camberwell, Melbourne. We provide child dental care in Melbourne for your growing family. Our dentists take their time in explaining the importance of good oral health.
Your child’s mouth changes frequently during their early years of development. Therefore by bringing your child in for regular dental visits we can detect conditions or dental problems and treat teeth at the early stages. These conditions could be such things as missing teeth, decayed teeth, crowded teeth and misaligned teeth.
We take every step to ensure your child’s first dental experience with one of our dentists is fun, comfortable and they are happy to return in 6 months. This is a vital step to having a good lifelong approach to maintaining a healthy smile and a great relationship. It is important to have a good dentist/patient relationship so that there is continuity of care. A familiar face and environment for a young child will assist them with being comfortable when visiting their local dentist.
We have an outstanding reputation in the local community for our management of child dental care.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit Ever, with Reliable Children’s Dental Care in Camberwell
Your child’s first dental visit is very important as it will reflect how they feel about coming to the dentist for life. A child’s first dental appointment should be when their first tooth appears which could be as early as 12 months old. We recommend bringing your little ones to your own visits so that they can see how easy it is! The more familiar they are with the surroundings the more comfortable they will feel. We will never push a child to do anything they don’t want to. The key is creating a trusting and safe relationship with them so that they are happy to cooperate. Pressuring a child into sitting in the chair or using dental instruments can be daunting for them so we take it one step at a time, until they are ready.
Sometimes just a ride in the chair and a meet and greet is enough for a little person’s first visit. So,we encourage you to bring your child to your next appointment with us.
What Child Dental Care Services in Camberwell Can we Provide for Your Child?
- Regular checkups and x-rays when needed
- Scale and clean teeth to remove plaque and tartar
- Fissure sealants and fillings
- Teeth Extractions
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) – Bulk Billed
The CDBS provides basic dental services capped at $1000 per child aged between 2-17 years. The range of services available under CDBS are:
- Examinations and cleans
- Fissure sealants
- Root canal treatment
Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work*
To find out if your child is eligible contact us on (03) 8592 9866!
Teen Dental Services in Camberwell, Melbourne
Regular Routine to Avoid Dental Issues
Brushing your teeth is essential for keeping teeth clean and gums healthy. Many teenagers may not understand the importance of this and may forget to brush or become lazy. This is where bad habits are formed which could lead to bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. A great way to keep teenagers in a routine is to get them to set a reminder on their phone. Since many have their own mobile, this is an easy way for them to start forming a positive habit with their teeth and you don’t have to be on their back. Check in with them occasionally to make sure they are using the reminder and looking after their teeth.
Did You Know this about Flossing your Teeth?
Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing! A toothbrush can’t quite reach or clean in between teeth or get close to the gum line like floss does. Flossing removes plaque build-up from in between teeth and if plaque is not removed it can cause decay and inflammation of the gums.
What We Recommend for Tooth Care
At Camberwell Family Dental we recommend brushing and flossing twice a day for at least 2mins. Make sure your toothbrush head is soft and when brushing use gentle circular motions. Replacement of your toothbrush should be every 3 months.
Regular dental visits for children’s and teen’s dental care services in Camberwell
It is common for people to ask “how often should you visit a dentist?” While maintaining good care of your teeth at home, it is still very important to have regular dental visits. Come see us every 6 months to keep on track with keeping your teeth healthy.
We are committed to educating your teenagers on the importance of home dental care habits and good healthy oral hygiene.