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Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry: Nurturing Smiles from the Start

Specialised Care for Your Little Ones

At Care For Smiles, we understand the unique needs of young smiles. Our dedicated paediatric dentistry team, led by Dr. Rishay Naidoo, is committed to providing gentle, compassionate, and specialised care for children of all ages. We believe in making dental visits a positive and enjoyable experience, setting the foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health.

Why Choose Paediatric Dentistry?

  1. Early Intervention: Paediatric dentistry focuses on early detection and intervention, addressing dental issues in their infancy to prevent more significant problems later on.

  2. Educational Approach: Our team educates both parents and children on proper oral hygiene practices, instilling lifelong habits for a healthy smile.

  3. Gentle and Patient-Cantered Care: We create a warm and welcoming environment, ensuring that every child feels comfortable and safe during their dental visits.
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When to Begin Paediatric Dental Visits

The American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first dental visit should occur by their first birthday or within six months after the first tooth erupts.

Benefits of Paediatric Dentistry

  • Establishing Positive Dental Habits: Early experiences shape a child’s attitude toward dental care, promoting a positive approach to oral health.

  • Preventing Dental Issues: Regular check-ups allow for early detection and prevention of dental problems, minimising the need for extensive treatments.

  • Building Trust and Confidence: Our paediatric dentistry team is experienced in creating a nurturing environment, fostering trust and confidence in young patients.

Common Questions About Paediatric Dentistry

Introduce the concept of dental visits positively, emphasising the importance of keeping their smile healthy. Choose a time when your child is well-rested and relaxed.

You can start cleaning your baby's gums with a soft cloth or infant toothbrush even before the first tooth appears. Once teeth erupt, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste.

Yes, fluoride is safe and beneficial for preventing cavities. The use of fluoride toothpaste is recommended as soon as the first tooth erupts, but only a small smear or rice-sized amount is sufficient for young children.

Comprehensive Paediatric Dental Services

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Preventive Care

• Regular check-ups and cleanings.
• Dental sealants to protect against cavities.
• Fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel.


Early Orthodontic Assessment

• Monitoring jaw and teeth development.
• Early identification of orthodontic issues.


Behaviour Guidance

• Techniques to ease anxiety and fear.
• Positive reinforcement for a stress-free experience.

Fitting and Adjustments

Restorative Procedures

• Tooth-coloured fillings for cavities.
• Pulp therapy for baby teeth.
• Crowns for damaged teeth.

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Emergency Dental Care

• Prompt and gentle care for dental emergencies.
• After-hours emergency contact for parents.

Ready to give your child a positive and enjoyable start to their dental journey?

Contact us at (03) 9482 1100 to schedule a paediatric dentistry appointment with Dr. Rishay Naidoo and set the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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