Children’s Dentistry

 Children’s Dentistry

Here at Maven Dental Brunswick (formerly Brunswick Road Dental Clinic) we cater for all children of all ages. We like to encourage early patterns for life in dentistry, so it is important to have your children regularly checked at an early age of 2 years old. We provide the children with stickers/balloons and activities to keep them happy during their visit.

Your child’s first impression of the dentist is an important and lasting one. At Maven Dental Brunswick we encourage parents to bring their young children with them to their own examination and cleaning appointments so that the child can take in the surroundings and smells associated with the dental surgery.

We would suggest that by the age of 3 a child should be encouraged to sit up on the dental chair and have his/her teeth ‘counted’. At this stage they may even allow some cleaning of the teeth. Treatment of your child’s teeth can range from simple examinations and cleaning, oral hygiene instruction and dietary advice to fillings and extractions where necessary. In the course of a child’s development the dentist will ensure that the teeth are erupting (growing into the mouth) in the right position at the right time. In some cases some teeth may not have developed or have erupted into the wrong place. In cases where there is not enough room, Orthodontics (braces) may be necessary in which case yourchild can be referred to and orthodontist.

Fissure Sealants, which is a protective coating placed on the first adult molar teeth when they erupt into the mouth are recommended in certain cases.

Mouthguards may be necessary for children involved in contact sports and are more successful when custom-made by your dentist.