What is children’s dentistry?
Children’s dentistry involves all treatments that are necessary to look after the teeth of your youngest ones. At Coastal Dental Care, our dental practitioners and oral health therapists understand the importance of your child’s first teeth.
We will work with you to establish healthy eating habits and good oral hygiene techniques from an early age.
Importance of a childs’ first teeth
Baby teeth help the jaw to get ready for adult teeth. They also help with speech development and chewing ability. Which is why a child’s primary teeth are as important as their permanent teeth.
We offer the following treatments to support children’s primary and young adult teeth:
Check-up & Cleans
At Coastal Dental Care, our team members are trained specifically to help make your child’s first visit a positive experience. We recommend bringing them into the practice from an early age to help them get used to the dental environment, sounds, and smell. This could be to your own or an older sibling’s appointment.
We will always do our best to make their visit is as pleasant as possible. Our aim is to make your children feel right at home during their routine check-up and clean.
Mouthguards are the best way to protect your child’s teeth while they are playing sports. Custom-made mouthguards are designed to perfectly suit your children’s bite and jaw anatomy. This will not only keep their teeth safe, it will also make wearing the mouthguard more comfortable.
Make choosing a mouthguard fun. Our Coastal Dental Care practices offer a variety of colours and customising options. Your child can have their name or favourite animal printed on their mouthguard.
Our practices offer NO GAP dual layer mouthguards in a single colour for all private health fund members with available dental extras cover. This means you won’t have any out of pocket costs for a dual layer, single colour custom-made mouthguard.
Myobrace is a pre-orthodontic system for 3 to 15 year old children. It helps to correct children’s poor oral habits before they develop their adult teeth.
The treatment focuses on the underlying causes of crooked teeth and helps develop and align the jaw of young patients.
Myobrace treatment will provide your child with customised intra-oral appliances that look similar to a mouthguard. They are worn overnight and 1 to 2 hours during the day. Different types of appliances are used for each patient, depending on the age and the type of problem.