What Dental Treatments Do We Offer For Kids?

Ever heard the phrase, “Milk teeth don’t matter”? Think again! Setting healthy, confident smiles starts right from a kid’s pearly whites. At Greenwood Plenty Dental Care, we understand that a child’s early experiences with dental care can significantly impact their oral health and attitudes towards dental hygiene for life. Our comprehensive range of kid’s dentistry is designed to ensure that children from infancy through adolescence receive the care they need for healthy, happy smiles. Below, we detail the treatments that our dentists in Bundoora offer to cater to our little patients’ unique dental needs.

Scale and Clean

Regular scale and clean treatments are fundamental to maintaining good oral health. These gentle yet thorough cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Our skilled dentists in Bundoora use kid-friendly techniques to make the process as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible, teaching your child the importance of oral hygiene in a supportive setting.

Dental Fissure Sealant

Dental fissure sealants are a preventive treatment aimed at protecting teeth from decay. The sealant is a protective layer applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth (molars), where most cavities in children are found.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that helps harden the enamel on teeth, making them more resistant to decay. Our fluoride treatments for children are quick and painless, providing an extra layer of defense against cavities.

Orthodontic Treatment (Removal/Fixed)

Orthodontic treatment can begin at a young age to correct bite and alignment issues. We offer both removable and fixed orthodontic solutions, depending on the child’s specific needs. Early assessment and intervention can guide the growth of the jaw and teeth alignment, potentially reducing the need for more extensive orthodontic work later in life.

Digital X-rays & Dental Extractions

Digital X-rays are a vital tool in children’s dentistry, allowing for early detection of dental issues that may not be visible during a regular examination. Our state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology ensures a quick, comfortable experience for your child. Although our primary goal is to save a tooth whenever possible, sometimes an extraction is necessary to protect your child’s oral health. Our team approaches extractions with the utmost care, ensuring your child’s comfort and well-being throughout the process.

Fillings (Tooth-Coloured)

When cavities occur, tooth-coloured fillings are an excellent way to restore the tooth while maintaining a natural look. These fillings are safe, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, making them an ideal choice for children who require cavity treatment.

Mouth Guards

For children involved in sports or physical activities, mouth guards are essential for protecting their teeth, gums, and jaw. We offer custom-fitted mouth guards designed to provide superior comfort and protection compared to over-the-counter options.

To consult with one of our dentists, feel free to schedule an appointment with Greenwood Plenty Dental Care. We offer a wide range of dental treatments in Bundoora, and its nearby suburbs including Macleod, Greensborough, Kingsbury, Reservoir, Rosanna and more across northern Melbourne. For appointments, call us on (03) 9466 7843 today.