Dental Week 4-10 August
It’s Dental Health Week 4-10 August and this year the focus is on Babies and Toddlers.
Who is the ‘sugar bandit’ in your child’s life? The evidence is that frequent sugar consumption leads to early childhood caries (tooth decay).
Don't give sweetened drinks from the bottle as they can cause decay. If your baby needs a drink between feeds, use cooled, boiled water.
At about 8 months, start your infant drinking from a cup as this reduces the time that decay-producing sugars are in contact with the teeth.
Introduce your infant to tooth cleaning as soon as the teeth appear. As infants are unable to control swallowing no toothpaste at all should be used at first and then a tiny amount of low fluoride toothpaste later on.
At about 18 months – 2 years, take your child to the family dentist for a check-up to become accustomed to regular dental visits.
What we offer
Our dentists are specialists in many areas of dentistry, including:
- General dentistry (using amalgam-free filling material)
- Preventative dentistry and education
- Sleep dentistry
- Emergency dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening
- Laser for chronic pain patients
We are registered with the Australian Dental Association to provide:
- Dental crowns and bridge work
- Tooth coloured fillings
- Root canals
- Mouth plates
- Custom mouthguards
- Denture work
- Inman Aligners
We accept all health insurance funds recognised by HICAPS as well as the child dental benefits schedule.