Regular care for children is extremely important for setting a great foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and a healthy smile. At Doncaster Hill Dental, we provide the entire scope of dental care for all children ages 0-18. Dr Lavonne Kong is experienced in providing all aspects of dental care for infants and children and strives to make these special patients feel comfortable during their examinations and treatments. Our number one priority is making it a positive experience for everyone.
First Dental Examination
We advise parents to introduce their children to professional dental care from the age of two. Regular Dental check-ups and clean are also important opportunities to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and give parents the chance to ask any questions they have about a child’s oral health. This process of familiarisation allows your child to grow with little or no anxiety about the benefits of preventative dental care. Having a bad experience at the dentist at a young age often results in a fear of dental care in later years
Sealants, Fluoride, and Mouth Guards
In addition to regular examinations and cleanings, further services may be recommended to protect your child’s oral health. Other services provided in our Doncaster Hill Dental office include dental sealants, fluoride, and mouth guards.
Preventative sealants help to protect the permanent molars from decay and can be a benefit to other teeth with deep grooves. They are made of a BPA-free clear plastic and are applied to pits and grooves in the teeth. By placing a thin plastic material over the grooves, the sealant keeps plaque and food out of the crevices, reducing the risk of decay.Before applying sealants, the tooth is cleaned and dried. Fluoride treatments are also essential to preventing tooth decay for both children and adults and are part of a regular dental examination and cleaning.
Mouth guards, “night guards,” or athletic guards, may be recommended for children that constantly grind their teeth at night, clench their jaws, or are extremely active in sports. Mouth guards can protect the teeth from excessive wear and tear and can prevent severe dental trauma for kids that are highly active or athletic.
We also provide restorative dental services for children in addition to preventative care. Children can suffer cavities, broken teeth, or malformed teeth just like adults. Our Doncaster Hill Dental dentist and staff are trained to provide restorative care to meet the specific needs of children while helping them to remain calm and comfortable. Call us today at (03) 9840 2963 to book an appointment for your child