Skip to content

Children’s Dentistry

At Exquisite Smiles, we provide expectant mothers with the information that they need to promote healthy teeth for their growing child. By your child’s first birthday, it’s time for their first dental check-up as well.

Promoting Early Oral Health

Portrait of a baby

Your child’s first dental appointment should take place right around their first birthday.

From preventative cleanings to protective fissure sealants, our goal is to help your child avoid everyday tooth decay and have a strong smile that will last years into adulthood.

As your child becomes familiar with the dental office environment, we provide them with the information and preventive care that they need to avoid everyday problems like cavities, toothaches and bad breath.

We help your child make smart choices about nutrition, home hygiene, and habits that affect the development of their teeth.

What Are Fissure Sealants?

Fissure sealants play an important role in the prevention of tooth decay.

Teeth have natural grooves on their surface which are called as fissures. These pits and fissures are very common on molars and pre-molars, and at times can also be found on the inner surface of the incisors and canines. If the pits and fissures are very deep, they could cause entrapment of food which is difficult to clean. This, in turn, leads to decay.

Fissure sealing is a non-invasive and painless procedure which involves sealing the groove with a resin cement onto the cleaned tooth. Once the sealant hardens, which is almost immediate, it prevents further entrapment of food and the risk of decay.

Fissure sealants may wear with time but statistically they reduce the chance of decay by 50%. Baby molars can also benefit a lot with fissure sealants.

Our aim is prevention rather than cure. Protect your children’s teeth with fissure seals.

Gentle Dental Care

Should your child require restorative care, we can help by providing the care that they need with the comfort that they deserve. By scheduling routine dental evaluations, our dentists are able to pinpoint problems while they are simpler and easier to correct.

Going to the dentist should be enjoyable, not something that your child fears. Call us today to learn more about creating a positive impact on your child’s future smile.

divider

Dental Emergencies Require Immediate Action

Young girl missing her two front teeth

Immediate care makes all the difference when it comes to dental emergencies!

Dental injuries have a habit of taking us off guard, and panic sets in – especially when a young child is involved. In addition, many sports contribute more than their fair share to dental emergency care. It can be a frightening experience to have a tooth knocked out, but acting rationally and obtaining immediate treatment provide the best opportunity to save the tooth and avoid costly tooth replacement surgery later on.

A Baby Tooth is Knocked Out
A baby tooth cannot be re-inserted into its socket. Apply gauze, soaked in cold water, to the affected area to stop the bleeding.

There’s an Injury to a Child’s Gums or Teeth
If there’s bleeding, soak gauze in cold water and apply direct pressure to the affected area. Let the child suck on something cold if swelling is present (i.e., an ice pop). The doctor will probably want to see the child to check the teeth for proper alignment or to remove a very loose tooth. A space maintainer may be required to hold the space for the permanent tooth.

Continue to watch your child for signs of infection or abscess and notify our office if the child’s gums become swollen at the injury site or if fever develops.

divider

Exquisite Smiles | (07) 3882 4849