Children’s Dentist in Richmond

Children’s Teeth

Your child’s first teeth are essential for their future oral health and development. These baby teeth (also known as primary teeth or milk teeth) guide the growth of facial bones to ensure that permanent adult teeth come through in the correct position and alignment. The primary teeth are also vital for children sounding out words as they learn to talk.

We know that baby teeth fall out naturally, from the ages of about 6 to 13, and our dentists know at what age permanent teeth (or secondary teeth) come in. However, premature loss of primary teeth can significantly impact your child’s oral and general health. So at our Richmond dental clinic, we know kid’s dentistry is very important. All staff guide children on solid, lifelong oral health habits at their regular dental appointments.

Family and children's dentist in Richmond, Melbourne specialising in young children.

Your Trusted Richmond Dentists from Cradle to Grave

Our team of skilled and dedicated dentists, therapists and hygienists work hard to create a peaceful and welcoming environment for your child at our Richmond dental clinic. It’s our philosophy to manage oral health throughout all life stages. We provide quality dentistry for kids and adults.

First, we work with babies and children and know what indicators to look for. We may recommend treatments such as fissure sealants and orthodontics during these early years.

Then, as the patient grows into a teenager, we manage the specific oral health and orthodontic requirements that may arise.

Finally, as your child moves into adulthood, they can be sure that ongoing appointments at our Richmond dental surgery will continue to manage their oral care throughout the following decades and life stages.

Children’s Dentistry Appointments at our Richmond Dental Surgery

Coming to visit us for paediatric dentistry appointments involves:

  • getting children used to the dental clinic environment (including sights, sounds and smells)
  • identifying oral habits such as thumb sucking
  • learning how to care for children’s teeth (from infants and toddlers all the way up to teenagers)
  • recording tooth loss milestones
  • monitoring the development of permanent secondary teeth (adult teeth)
  • discussions of diet concerning optimal oral health.

In the dental chair, your child will receive:

  • a fluoride treatment
  • a gentle scale, clean and polish
  • instructions on how to best brush their teeth.

Our dentists, hygienists and therapists will also talk with parents about general health, dietary advice and overall oral and dental development. So you and your child will leave our dental surgery understanding what you each have to do to keep your child’s oral health in top condition.