Kids Dentistry

Having managed children of our own, we understand kids and we pride ourselves on providing expert dental care to kids of all ages, from one-year-old infants to young adults. At Henry Street Dental Care, we strive to create a pleasant experience for our little patients so that they come to us and leave us with a smile.

When should I make my child’s first appointment?

We recommend that children start seeing the dentist when their first teeth appear or by the time they turn one year old.

You are welcome to bring them in earlier if you have any questions or concerns.

Young children generally only need to see the dentist every 6-12 months. We will talk to you about this at your appointment.

Get them comfortable at the dentist

It is vital that children get used to coming in to see the dentist while they are young. This will help them form good associations and avoid any fear of dentists.

While children are growing, we monitor their facial growth and dental development closely. This will help avoid crowding of teeth and jaw issues. We also assess and address factors such as large tonsils, sleep apnoea or snoring, mouth breathing, and thumb sucking.

Bring your children to see us so that we can diagnose any problems early and your child can develop a happy, healthy, trusting relationship with our children’s dentist.

We believe in patient and parent education and will equip both with the knowledge required to maintain the child’s healthy dental development into adulthood.

Children’s services

At Henry Street Dental Care, we offer a wide range of dental treatments for children.

  • Topical Fluoride – Strengthens the enamel of teeth and make them more resistant to decay.
  • Fissure Sealants – A coating applied on the teeth to seal prone areas and prevent cavities.
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Bonding – Tooth-colored bonding materials repair chipped/fractured teeth.
  • Orthodontics – Orthodontic treatment helps with proper positioning of the teeth and promotes healthy jaw growth.

What about teenagers and their teeth?

  • Mouthguards – If your child plays a contact sport, a fitted mouthguard from your dentist offers the best protection. Chat to us about the colors and styles available.
  • Sugary sports drinks – Energy and sports drinks contain high levels of acid and sugar. These can start destroying teeth after only a few days of consistent use. Damaged enamel can cause sensitivity and susceptibility to decay and cavities.

Find out what the Australian Dental Association recommends for children and teenagers.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

We support the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and we bulk bill all eligible children.

Note that the CDBS scheme does not cover cosmetic dental work or orthodontics.

To find out more, visit our Child Dental Benefits Schedule page.

If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s dental needs please feel free to contact us today or call us at (03) 9553 1675.

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