Child Dentistry

Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth that feed on sugars contained in food and drink. These bacteria convert sugars into acids that can damage the outer layer of the teeth known as enamel. Over time, this can cause teeth to weaken and form cavities. Children may be more prone to tooth decay…

Caring for your child’s teeth this Easter

With school holidays fast approaching and Easter just around the corner, it is a perfect time to book your child in for a dental check-up. This will help make sure they start back at school with perfect oral hygiene and save disruption to the new school term. Over the school holidays children are more likely…

Dental Trauma After Injuries

Trauma to the teeth or soft tissues can occur from many types of injuries. The most common injuries range from teeth being pushed out of position, usually from an impact, chipped or broken teeth/fractures, entire teeth becoming knocked out and injuries to the soft tissues. When a tooth has been dislodged and completely fallen out because of an injury,…

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Paediatric Dentistry- Facts to Consider

Babies’ teeth start to develop before they are even born. However, the baby teeth are usually not visible until around 6 months of age. As the child matures, more teeth will develop until they have a full set at usually around 3 years old. Baby teeth are important foundations for our adult teeth to grow…

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What Are Fissure Sealants and How Can They Help?

We all want our children to have healthy mouths and to avoid tooth decay and the need for fillings. If you look at your child’s back teeth, you will see the teeth have lines and grooves in the biting surface. We call these fissures. Like any groove, these are the most difficult place to clean…

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Top Tips to Help Kids Overcome their Fear of the Dentist

For most adults, a visit to the dentist is a routine part of life, but for a child, the dental surgery can be an unfamiliar place and seem scary. Small children often think the dentist is going to hurt them or they become anxious because they don’t know what to expect. It is important that…

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Healthy Eating to Promote Strong Teeth in Children

You’ve taught your child the basics of looking after their teeth: brushing and flossing twice a day. However, the secret to healthy teeth might be in your child’s lunchbox. The foods our children eat have a big impact on their teeth. Here is a list of the tooth-friendly foods you should incorporate into every meal…

The Importance of Dental Visits from a Young Age

Nurturing our children’s teeth and oral health during all stages of development, from baby teeth to permanent teeth is an important factor in the child’s overall health and wellbeing. Teaching your children the importance of brushing and caring for their teeth from a very early age can instil these behaviours into them for a lifetime….