Children’s Dentistry

Thumb Sucking

It’s normal for babies to suck their fingers and thumbs as they are born with a reflex to suck any object placed in their mouth. This behaviour helps during the first few months of establishing feeding and disappears at around four months. There are usually no long-term ill-effects from thumb sucking in early childhood and…

Child Dental Benefits Scheme

It is important to start looking after your baby’s teeth as soon as they come through. Visiting the dentist regularly is one part of good dental care. The Australian Government covers the cost of basic dental services for about 3 million children aged 2 to 17. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a scheme…

Mouthguards

Mouth guards are devices used to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep or from injuries while you play sports. They can also help to reduce snoring and relieve obstructive sleep apnea. Mouth guards can reduce the risk of dental injuries. Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of…

Dental Health for Toddlers

Dental Health for Toddlers

Caring for teeth rightly begins as soon as the first teeth erupt. But to ensure good dental health, care should be taken even before teeth erupt. Gums also need to be taken care of properly; this helps to make sure the teeth have the right foundation to develop. Proper care and attention need to go…

boy with baby teeth

How To Care For Baby Teeth And Treat Problems

Caring for baby teeth is something that needs an extra amount of care and attention. Paediatric dentistry is quite different from adult dentistry in this sense that it lays the foundation of oral health and hygiene for a lifetime. Making sure that children have regular visits to the dentists will help in making sure they…