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Looking for a Children’s Dentist in Caulfield North?

At Hawthorn Road Family Dental, we make it simple for your family to access quality dental care at every stage of life. If you’re looking for a paediatric dentist, why not bring everyone to the same family oral health team instead? It’s simpler on your schedule and you’ll have access to a lifetime of personalised care.

Are you looking for the best children's dentist in Caulfield North? Hawthorn Road Family Dental puts your child's oral health first. Contact us to make an appointment.

 

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Paediatricians and dental experts recommend that all children see a dentist by their first birthday. Early exams and regular checkups help to;

  • Minimise dental anxiety
  • Promote healthy teeth
  • Reduce tooth decay
  • Intercept orthodontic concerns earlier
  • Lower complications related to eating or speech problems

Our Caulfield family dentist works at your child’s pace, providing age-appropriate care and education to help them reduce their risk of dental disease. And if we see an issue developing, early treatment is often more comfortable and affordable to complete.

 

If Your Child Needs Dental Treatment

Your child’s primary (baby) teeth act as important placeholders and guides for the adult teeth below. Losing one too early due to an injury or tooth decay can lead to permanent changes in their developing smile. That’s why we provide comprehensive children’s dentistry treatments like white fillings, crowns, and cavity prevention therapy.

When possible, we do everything that we can to preserve and save your child’s natural teeth. Dental extractions are typically recommended as a last resort — unless the tooth is approaching the natural time to fall out — due to the impact it has on spacing and position of adult teeth.

 

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) Accepted

If your family qualifies for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), children between the ages of 2-17 can take advantage of up to $1000 in basic dental services every two years. These funds cover everything from routine checks and cleans. Plus, funds can be renewed for families who are eligible.

 

How Often Should My Child See a Dentist?

We recommend scheduling children’s dental checkups every six months, just like adults. These intermittent visits allow our Caulfield family dentist to identify changes in their dental health since the last appointment. That way concerns can be intercepted or even reversed as early as possible.

A typical children’s dental visit will include an exam, scale and clean, and fluoride. If appropriate, we will take X-rays to evaluate tooth development and position, as well as screen for decay.

 

Dental Sealants

Protective sealants can reduce the chances of cavities from forming in the pits and fissures of your child’s back teeth. Unlike fillings, sealants are a preventative service that is performed on healthy virgin teeth. They take only a few minutes to apply (no numbing necessary).  The teeth that respond best to fillings are the first and second molars, which erupt when your child is around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively.

 

Your Family Dental Provider

Hawthorn Road Family Dental is here to provide safe, gentle, quality family and children’s dentistry in one location. Call us or contact us today for an appointment!

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