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Children Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

We welcome your kids to our Modbury dental clinic. We want to help set the foundation for good oral health for many years to come.

Children’s dentistry in Adelaide

At Plaza Dental Care, we offer comprehensive, personalised dental care to your entire family — and that includes dentistry for the youngest members. We believe the care we provide for them today sets them up for a future of good oral health.

We warmly welcome patients of all age, and if it’s time for your children’s first dental appointment, we welcome your call to our Modbury, SA child dental clinic.

The Importance of Caring For Baby Teeth

Many people don’t realise that even though kids will lose their primary teeth, they serve a crucial purpose in your child’s development. Not only do they enable your child to eat healthy solid foods, but they are also critical for speech development. In addition, they serve as placeholders to help guide the growth of the permanent teeth.

Without proper care, your child can develop cavities in baby teeth—and even gum infection. Brushing at home is important, as is visiting the dentist twice each year for check-ups. As your child gets older, our gentle dental hygienists will also clean the teeth. Find out more here on why dentist visits for children are important.

Since we only see your child at our dental clinic every six months, it’s up to mums and dads to be proactive at home in practising good oral care between visits. We understand that schedules are busy, but keeping up with dental appointments is the best way to ensure dental development is where it should be. It also provides Dr Van Velzen with the opportunity to detect potential problems as early as possible.

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Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is an Australian Government initiative that offers up to $1,095 in benefits over two consecutive calendar years, covering a wide range of basic dental services (excluding specialized treatments like orthodontics or those performed under general anesthesia).

No registration is required for the CDBS, and Services Australia will typically inform you if you’re eligible.

To qualify for the CDBS, a child or adolescent must:

  • Be 17 years old or younger, and
  • Belong to a family that receives Family Tax Benefit Part A or a related government benefit.

For more information about CDBS, visit Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Website

Child’s first dental appointment in Modbury

We usually recommend that parents bring their kids in around the age of two, when most of the primary teeth have come in. Of course, if you have concerns before that, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for your child at an earlier age.

These early visits are important for monitoring your child’s oral health, and they also allow us to let your child experience the sights and sounds of the dental clinic. We are always careful to let your child dictate the pace of their treatment, never doing anything that makes them fearful or uncomfortable. We never want them to feel anxious while they are here.

A preventive care programme

One of our goals is to protect the health of the primary teeth because of their importance to overall dental development. We want to avoid a baby tooth being lost too soon because of tooth decay. With preventive children’s dentistry treatments at our Modbury, SA kids dental clinic, we can do our part.

We may recommend preventive treatments such as fluoride and sealants. Fluoride works by helping to strengthen the outer layer of the tooth, helping to resist the acids that form in the mouth and cause tooth cavities. Dental sealants are applied to the deep grooves of the back molars, to help prevent bacteria from forming there. Both treatments are non-invasive.

Childrens dentistry in Modbury, SA

Our children’s dentistry services take care of children’s oral health from infancy through the teen years. Set the stage today for happy smiles tomorrow by ensuring your children see the dentist regularly. We also have kids emergency dentists in case of an urgent situation. We invite you to call Plaza Dental Care on (08) 8264 7333 to schedule a booking.

We understand that dental visits can cause anxiety for children, so our dentist and staff aim to make them feel at ease. With a child-friendly office environment and a focus on preventive oral hygiene, we provide the quality dental treatment kids need – including regular check-ups, cleanings, fillings, and more – to keep their smiles healthy.

Our children’s dental services include a range of treatments to ensure your child’s oral health. We emphasise preventive care and early intervention to protect developing teeth and avoid more complex problems later on. With regular dental check-ups starting around age 2, our kids dentist can monitor growth, apply protective treatments like sealants and fluoride, and catch any issues right away. We also provide gentle cleanings, cavity fillings, treatment for tooth injuries, extractions if needed, and more. Our goal is to make every child feel comfortable and provide the care they need for healthy smiles now and in the future.

Dental Services & Procedures

We provide a variety of comprehensive services to fit your needs. See our other services and additional information below.
Root canal treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

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