Children's Dentistry

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Making dental visits fun and exciting

Children’s Dentistry is very important. The team at Glebe Dental enjoy seeing children at the practice, getting them excited about their oral health and giving them the best start to grow up smiling.

To help your child become familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of our practice, we encourage you to bring them with you to your appointments. This will make them more relaxed during their appointments.

Generally, your child’s appointment will enable our team to monitor the development of their teeth and gums and require very little intervention and time.

Fluoride treatment

Making teeth strong and healthy

Fluoride, calcium and phosphate, is found naturally in water and many foods as well as being in toothpaste. It increases the strength of tooth enamel, making it more resistant to food acid and helps prevent tooth decay.

A fluoride treatment is advisable for children who have a number of cavities or are at risk of developing cavities. It’s a very simple, pain-free process completed by one of our dentists or hygienists.

Firstly, the teeth are cleaned to remove any food debris, or plaque build-up, then a high concentrate fluoride foam or gel is placed into a dental tray (which is like a small mouthguard), and placed over the teeth and left for a few minutes. Sometimes a fluoride varnish may be used. This is painted on to the tooth surface.

After the fluoride treatment is complete your child shouldn’t eat or drink for 30 minutes. This will ensure the fluoride has penetrated into the teeth.

 

 

** MEDICARE CHILDREN’S PLAN 2014 ** 

Is your child eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule (GUS – Grow Up Smiling) ? Children aged between the age of 2 to 17 years old are eligible for financial support for their basic dental treatments. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!