Children's Dentistry: Special Care for Little Smiles

Maroubra Junction Dental Centre is dedicated to providing specialized dental care for children. Our goal is to create a friendly, welcoming environment that encourages children to maintain their oral health from an early age. Our services are designed to prevent dental issues and ensure healthy development of young teeth and gums.

Diet & Fluoride Treatment: Building Blocks for Healthy Teeth

A balanced diet and appropriate fluoride treatment are crucial in safeguarding children’s dental health. We educate parents and children on nutritious eating habits and the correct use of fluoride to strengthen enamel and prevent decay.

Early detection and intervention are key to preventing complex dental problems. Our clinic focuses on routine check-ups from a young age to monitor development and address any emerging issues promptly.

We apply fissure sealants to the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth to prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in tiny grooves, significantly reducing the risk of cavities.

For children engaged in sports, we offer custom-fitted mouthguards that protect their teeth and gums from injuries. These are especially important for preventing damage during physical activities.

frequently asked questions

Children should have their first dental visit by age 1 or six months after their first tooth erupts. Regular check-ups help monitor their oral health development.

If these habits persist after age 3-4, consult your dentist. There are various methods to discourage these habits, including using reminders or deterrents specifically designed for children.

Start brushing your child’s teeth with a fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth appears. Initially, use a rice-sized amount of toothpaste, increasing to a pea-sized amount by age three. Supervision is recommended until at least age 6.

Yes, dental X-rays are safe and expose children to minimal radiation, much less than what they encounter through natural sources in the environment annually.

Like adults, children should brush their teeth twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste. This helps prevent cavities and maintain good oral hygiene.

While some initial misalignment is normal due to limited jaw space, consult with a dentist if severe crowding occurs. Orthodontic evaluations are usually recommended by age 7.

Even though baby teeth eventually fall out, untreated cavities can lead to pain, infection, and can negatively affect the alignment of permanent teeth. Fillings help maintain the health and placement of future adult teeth.

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