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Children’s Dentistry

Your Trusted Dentist for Children

Melton Dental Group is your trusted dental clinic for children’s dentistry, where your child’s comfort and oral health are our utmost priority. We go above and beyond to ensure each of our patients (including our youngest visitors) are treated in a safe and secure environment. Our team uses the latest in dental research and technology to provide a stress-free and relaxing experience for your little ones.

Give your child the best dental care at Melton Dental Group

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit once they reach 1 year or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing. Young patients are very important to us and we don’t just modify our adult treatments. We specifically tailor children’s treatments to gain their trust and ensure their cooperation and patience. Even the most nervous patients will feel comfortable and at ease at Melton Dental Group. We  realise that children are still learning about how a dentist is important to their oral health. So, we make it a point to relieve their anxiety by informing them every step of the way and letting them get familiar with the dental environment, their friendly dentist and staff.

Curious about what to expect from your child’s first dental visit at Melton Dental? Here are a few things you can expect:

  • A warm welcome by our friendly, trained and experienced team
  • A gentle approach to dentistry in a supportive environment to ease your child’s nerves
  • A comprehensive examination of your child’s mouth to detect any and all dental problems
  • Parental and patient education on good oral hygiene, nutrition, etc.
  • Our dentists may discuss treatment options (if necessary) based on your child’s unique dental condition
  • Scheduling of next checkup

Kids dental services we offer

We will take charge of the entire process from beginning to end by diagnosing, treating, monitoring and consulting with you on the status of your child’s oral health. We will advise on preventative and/or restorative care to improve and rectify your child’s oral health. Melton Dental Group also ensures that your children have the best dental experience possible so that it will carry on into their adult years minimising dental phobias or anxiety. At Melton Dental Group our goal is to ensure that your child has the best oral health for life. Our dental treatments for children include:

Dental trauma management
Fissure and pit sealants
Dental fillings
Tooth extraction
Interceptive orthodontic
Management of developmental anomalies/conditions

Dental care for babies

Is it ever too early to have a healthy smile? The answer is no!  It’s important to make sure your child’s baby gums are well looked after, even before their teeth erupt. You can do this by wiping your baby’s gums twice daily before bedtime, using a soft, damp piece of gauze or a washcloth.

Remember, early dental care sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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How to keep your child’s teeth clean

Help your child practice good oral hygiene by:

  • Helping them brush for a full 2 minutes. Use songs that might help them understand the length of time.
  • Set a routine and make sure they work their way from the back to the front of the mouth with no spots missed.
  • Set an example! Brush your teeth and demonstrate good hygiene so they can pick up your habits.
  • Visit the dentist for regular dental checkups
  • Be mindful of your kids’ diet and reduce their consumption of sugary or acidic food/drinks.

Why is Paediatric Dental Care so important?

Maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine, including regular checkups from an early age, will keep your child’s teeth and gums free of bacteria. This helps prevent avoidable dental conditions such as cavities, infections, tooth decay, misalignment and other dental issues. 

Decaying baby teeth can negatively impact the development of permanent (adult) teeth. If these dental issues are not addressed early on, they can lead to difficulties in eating and speaking, cause discomfort, hinder concentration and even lead to other medical complications that can follow your child into adulthood.

By prioritising dental care at an early age, you can set your child on a path towards a healthier and happier life.

Who do we care for?

We provide specialised children’s dental care to meet the unique needs of children across all age groups, from infants to adolescents. Our comprehensive care extends to infants, ensuring their oral health is nurtured right from the start. Our warm and friendly dentists are experienced and highly trained in assisting children with anxiety issues, providing a comforting and supportive environment during their dental visits.

Offering specialised treatments with a gentle approach, we provide quality dental solutions to children with medical conditions or disabilities.  We also welcome adolescents, recognising the importance of their evolving dental needs during this transitional phase. Our priority is to ensure that every child feels safe, understood and comfortable at our clinic.

Cost of Children’s Dentistry in Melton

The cost of paediatric dental care depends on factors such as the treatment required, the complexity of the dental problem and the number of teeth that need treatment. When you bring your kid in for a consultation, our friendly dentists will examine their dental needs and provide a breakdown of the cost.

We offer flexible payment options to ensure your child’s dental needs are met when they need it most without putting additional strain on your finances. We also provide CDBS (Children’s Dental Benefits Schedule), where you can bulk bill all eligible dental services. Reach out to our friendly team to check your child’s eligibility!

small girl lying on a dentist chair smiling

Nurturing Healthy & Happy smiles at Melton Dental

As parents, we always strive to provide the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health. That’s why choosing Melton Dental is the right decision. At Melton Dental, we understand the importance of providing safe and comfortable dental care for your children, which is why our dental team consists of experienced dentists who are not only highly skilled but also warm and friendly.

Our state-of-the-art facilities ensure that your child receives the highest quality of dental care in a secure and welcoming environment. We also understand that dental emergencies may occur when you least expect it, especially with kids. That’s why our clinic is open from Monday to Saturday, providing prompt and reliable care for all your child’s emergencies.

As your trusted child-friendly dentist in Melton, you can rest assured we will always provide the best possible dental care. Contact our friendly team at Melton Dental Group to make an appointment today!