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Growing Up Smiling: Children’s Dentistry in Port Melbourne

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Growing up smiling without being riddled with painful or embarrassing dental problems at a young age can make all the difference for your child which is why nurturing smiles from the very start is essential. 

While children’s dental care is about preventing dental problems from wreaking havoc on your child’s smile, that’s not all there is. It’s also about instilling confidence in your child and laying the foundation for a lifetime of good oral care habits and happy smiles.

At Port Melbourne Dental, we understand the importance of making dental visits enjoyable and exciting for children. We want our little patients to actually look forward to visiting our clinic rather than dreading it. That’s exactly why our team is dedicated to providing compassionate dental care in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Why is Dental Care Important for Children? 

In the same way we teach our children good health and hygiene habits, manners and other life skills, instilling good oral hygiene habits from a young age is very important. 

However, it’s not just about teaching your child to brush their teeth properly. While habits such as brushing play a big part in their oral health, that alone is not enough. Regular dental visits are equally important for children as they are for adults. 

In fact, you are generally advised to bring your child to the dentist by the time they turn one or within six months of their first tooth appearing. 

Giving your child an early start with dental care at PMD Dental can minimise the risk of developing dental problems that can become bigger issues like severe tooth decay, gum disease or tooth loss. That’s not all! These dental visits also allow our dentists to monitor the development of their teeth, offer guidance to parents and share tips on everything from proper brushing techniques to teething and nutrition. 

Children’s Dental Services at Port Melbourne Dental 

We offer a comprehensive range of treatments to meet the diverse needs of children across different ages. These include: 

Regular Dental Check-Ups 

Parents can easily miss early signs of dental conditions like tooth decay but the trained eyes of our dentists can easily spot even the tiniest warning signs of dental problems. This gives us the opportunity to address these concerns before they worsen, sparing your child from pain and discomfort while also saving both time and money spent on costly treatments down the road.

Preventative Care 

With a focus on proactive dental care, we help parents set their children up for a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles. From professional cleanings to fissure sealants and oral hygiene education, our team is here to help keep dental problems at bay and safeguard your child’s smile.

Restorative Care 

While our main focus is on preventing dental problems in the first place, we are also ready to help fix dental issues as they arise. Whether it’s tooth decay or a missing tooth, we will provide effective and personalised treatment as quickly and comfortably as possible. 

Early Orthodontics

If we notice any signs of orthodontic problems like crowded or crooked teeth during regular check-ups, we will formulate personalised treatment plans to correct these problems and give your child a perfectly aligned smile. Early orthodontic care makes it easier for us because it allows for easier manipulation of jaws and teeth as your child’s facial structure is still developing. 

Emergency Dentistry 

Dental emergencies and accidents can happen at any time, especially with children, owing to their carefree and active nature. Whether it’s a knocked-out tooth or a chipped tooth, our dentists at PMD Dental are well-trained and equipped to soothe their pain and save those precious little smiles with timely and compassionate care. 

Children’s Dentist in Port Melbourne 

As parents, we understand that you want the best for your child. At the same time, we also understand that dental visits can be daunting for not just children but parents as well.

That’s why we are committed to making every visit to our dental clinic a positive and enjoyable experience filled with smiles and laughter. From your baby’s first dental appointment to dental care for your teen, we’re here for you and your child with a comprehensive range of dental services, quality care and advice every step of the way. 

Schedule your child’s next dental appointment today!