If our dentists do notice signs of an oral health problem, we’ll explain all the treatments we offer at our dental clinic. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need about these treatments so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for your child.
Children’s dental treatments we offer include:
- White fillings – If any of your child’s teeth are decayed or have cavities, we can place a tooth-coloured filling to help restore its former strength and appearance.
- Fissure sealants – The chewing surfaces of teeth have small fissures that can make them prone to decay. We can apply tooth-coloured resin to fill in these gaps and protect your child’s teeth.
- Extractions – Our dentists only extract a tooth as a last resort if it’s too badly damaged to save.
Orthodontics for kids
Orthodontic treatments are more associated with teenagers than younger children, but early detection and management of tooth alignment issues in childhood can sometimes help to correct problems with eating, speaking or teeth cleaning. Early intervention could also avoid the need for braces or shorten the time needed for orthodontic treatments in the future.
At Fresh Dental Care, we offer early orthodontic assessments for children from the age of 8. Using safe dental x-rays, our dentists can examine your child’s teeth and jaws and look for possible signs of orthodontic issues such as:
- crooked or protruding teeth
- crowded or widely spaced teeth
- overbite, underbite or crossbite
Depending on your child’s orthodontic issue, we may recommend a course of treatment involving corrective appliances such as plates or space maintainers for younger children or braces or aligners for older children and teenagers.
Accidents can happen, and prevention is the best cure for dental injuries. Whether your child is playing sports at school or playing in the backyard, wearing a sports mouthguard can lower the risk of their teeth being chipped, cracked or knocked out with impact, especially during contact sports like rugby or basketball.
The Australian Dental Association recommends custom-fitted mouthguards provided by a dentist over ‘boil-and-bite’ mouthguards purchased from stores. Our dentists can take a mould of your child’s bite to make sure their custom mouthguard offers as much comfort and protection as possible.