Children’s Dentistry

Children's Dentistry in Bentleigh East

At EDentist Bentleigh East, we focus on providing dental care and services for family members of all ages. Proper oral health needs to start at a young age. Our main goal is to help children get used to regular dental trips to set them up for a lifetime of good oral habits. We understand that going to the dentist for children can be stressful. We create a welcoming environment so children can feel comfortable and form positive associations with the dentist.

What Your Child Can Expect at the Dentist

Generally speaking, pediatric dental appointments are the same as adult dental appointments. We will first clean your child’s teeth and then have the dentist inspect their teeth and gum line to detect any enamel problems or gum disease. The goal of pediatric dental care is to get your child comfortable going to see the dentist.

We understand that some children can be nervous interacting with strangers. We also offer Netflix viewing during appointments for children. We will work with parents to help children relax and have a positive experience.

Detect and Prevent Issues

One of the most important aspects of pediatric dental appointments is detecting early warning signs of dental issues. Common dental problems for children include improper tooth eruptions, cavities, bite misalignment, and retained baby teeth.

Regular child dental appointments can identify and monitor these issues, so they do not become permanent and create lasting damage. We can address these issues to make sure children grow up with happy, beautiful smiles!

Benefits of Going to The Dentist at a Young Age

Dental care as a child can significantly affect oral health as an adult. The best option is to get children used to going to the dentist as early as possible. Regular children’s dentistry checkups will keep their teeth in good condition and educate them about proper oral care.

The more a child learns the importance of good oral health, the more likely they will have good dental health as an adult. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are the best way to teach children good habits that will last a lifetime.

Relaxing Environment

We focus on creating a relaxing environment for children, so they can start building positive associations with going to the dentist early in their lives.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our experienced staff receive advanced training in modern dental treatments and procedures for children and adults. You can count on us for exceptional dental care!

Preventative Care

Taking care of the mouth early is the best way for children to grow up with healthy smiles. We can monitor any dental issues and take preemptive measures to safeguard oral health into adolescence and adulthood.

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend that you start taking your child to the dentist as soon as their first teeth begin to erupt or they turn one year old—whichever happens first. Your dentist can help make sure your baby’s teeth come in properly.
With modern protective equipment, dental x-rays expose children to a minimal amount of radiation and carry extremely little risk. Dental x-rays are less of a risk than an untreated dental issue.
Typically, children’s first teeth start to erupt when they are about six months old. Your child should have most or all of their baby teeth by the time they turn three.
Yes, baby teeth with cavities still need fillings. Baby teeth assist with proper jaw growth and help your child speak naturally. Tooth decay on baby teeth can also spread to adult teeth, so it’s important to keep baby teeth in good condition with regular children’s dentistry appointments.

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