Opening Hours : Mon-Sat 9am - 8pm

Opening Hours : Mon-Sat 9am - 8pm

     

PAEDIATRIC CARE

We're here to help your family, from the moment your little ones get their first tooth right through to adulthood.

Good dental habits start from a very young age, therefore prevention of dental problems is a priority for us. Our skilled Oral Health Therapists at Procure Dental, will provide a customised preventative regime and treatment plan based on your child's needs. We will teach them about dental care in a way they can easily understand, using kind and encouraging language to set them on the path to great oral health.

Children's dental treatments offered at our clinics:
Teething

Most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months, but some can be as early as 3 months while others can take over 12 months. Teething can be a difficult time for babies and parents, with sore, swollen gums giving the little ones plenty to cry about.

If you're finding it stressful to comfort your child, bring them to us for a check-up. Our Dentists will check that their teeth are developing normally and we may be able to prescribe a pain relief gel that can be rubbed onto their gums.

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment may be easier in childhood if your child has misaligned or crooked teeth. We'll monitor the development of your child's teeth and jaws every time they come in for their regular check-up, and if we notice any signs of misalignment, we may recommend an appropriate orthodontic treatment. While braces are typically associated with teenagers, orthodontic treatment can begin around age 8 to 9, by which time a child's first permanent teeth have usually come through and their dentist may start to use dental x-rays to diagnose any possible crowding.

Fissure Sealants

Children are at higher risk of tooth decay than adults because their teeth are still growing and the enamel is thinner. This provides less of a barrier to plaque. This is why it's important that children are discouraged from having too many sugary snacks and drinks. We can help to strengthen your child's baby teeth by applying fissure sealants. These fill in the fissures on the chewing surfaces of their teeth, keeping out food particles that could get trapped inside and lead to cavities. This procedure is fast and shouldn't be painful and will provide protection for years to come.

Milk Tooth Fillings

Milk teeth do play a vital role. When a milk tooth gets decayed it can affect the permanent teeth beneath them, so fillings with tooth colored material like glass ionomercement composite is done.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD HAVE THEIR FIRST DENTAL APPOINTMENT?

Your child's first visit should occur at about 12 months of age or at the first sign of their teeth.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BRING MY CHILD TO PROCURE DENTAL?

A check-up every six months is recommended in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems.

WHAT IF MY CHILD FALLS AND LOSES A PERMANENT TOOTH?

Hold the tooth by the crown instead of the root and try to reinsert it in the socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk. Call us on our emergency hotline number (1800 12022 0034) and we'll guide you.

WHAT SHOULD I USE TO CLEAN MY BABY'S TEETH?

Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime. Just a small amount of toothpaste is recommended for children.

WHEN SHOULD WE START USING TOOTHPASTE FOR CHILDREN?

Prior to the ages of 2-3, you can clean your child's teeth with water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. At about the age of 3, you can introduce toothpaste in your child's brushing routine encouraging your child to spit out excess toothpaste after brushing.