Children’s Dentistry Sydney
Comprehensive care for your children’s teeth, throughout all stages of development.
As well as looking at your child’s teeth and jaw, your dentist will perform a review of your child’s health history to determine if there is a need for any special dental care.
We offer a full range of dental services specifically for children, including professional cleaning, fluoride treatment, x-rays, sealants, and removable wear such as space maintainers and mouth-guards.
Keep Teeth Healthy with a Professional Clean and Fluoride Treatment
A professional clean will remove any plaque or calculus from your child’s teeth – if this build up is not removed regularly, it can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Your dentist will also treat the teeth with fluoride to strengthen them and make them resistant to tooth decay.
Cleanings and fluoride treatments are recommended twice a year to maintain the health of your child’s teeth and prevent decay. Prevention is a vital part of your child’s dental care. Your dentist will provide instructions and tips on home dental care, such as brushing and flossing techniques.
Children generally need x-rays more often than adults since their mouths grow and change rapidly. They are also more susceptible to tooth decay.
X-rays allow your dentist to diagnose and treat conditions that cannot be visually detected during an oral examination. If dental problems are identified and treated early, dental care will be less invasive and more affordable.
Using Sealants to Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay
Dentists often use sealants to help prevent tooth decay in children. Sealants are tooth-coloured resins which are applied to the chewing surface area of the tooth. Some teeth tend to have depressions and grooves which are difficult for the child to clean. Sealants are used to fill these depressions to deter tooth decay.
Application of the sealant is quick, painless (injection not required), and can be effective for many years if your child practices good oral hygiene and avoids biting hard objects.
Space Maintainers – Mind the Gap
Space maintainers are necessary when a primary tooth (baby tooth) has been lost prematurely. A space maintainer holds open the gap where the permanent tooth will come in, and avoids any shifting of the neighbouring teeth. Space maintainers can be fixed or removable.
Protection for Teeth with Professional Mouth Guards
Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, to protect teeth and mouths from injury. If your child plays contact sports such as football, soccer, basketball or hockey – or even non-contact but high risk recreational activities like skateboarding, mountain biking or gymnastics – they’ll need proper mouth protection.
Blue Tooth Dental provides expert children’s dental care at affordable prices in areas of the Inner West – Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville – For more information or to book an appointment, call one of our friendly team now on 02 9519 2691. We look forward to hearing from you.