Opening Hours

We are open:

Monday - 8:30AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday - 8:30AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday - 8:30AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday - 8:30AM - 4:00 PM

Friday - 8:30AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday - 8:00AM - 12:00 PM

(Every fortnight)

Sunday - Closed


Appointments outside these hours can be accommodated on request.

Shailer Park Dental is committed to caring for children’s smiles and their overall dental health. We know how important a great smile is for a child’s confidence and we are passionate about educating children from an early age about the advantages of looking after their teeth and gums.
We have 2 highly trained in house Dental Therapists that look after all the dental needs of children and teenagers. Our emphasis is prevention and education for long term results. This is best started at an early age and continued regularly. Our best help comes from parents who can reinforce our advice at home.

Pediatric Dentist Surgeon

Dental Care for Children: Hints and Tips For Healthy Teeth

Healthy Eating – Cavity causing foods are those with a high sugar content. To reduce the risk of tooth decay it is important to reduce the total intake of sugary foods and the number of times sugars are eaten throughout the day.

1. Healthy Drinking – Children should drink plenty of plain tap water and limit the consumption of soft drinks, sports drinks, cordials and fruit juices which generally have a high sugar content.

2. Brush Twice a Day – It is important for kids to clean their teeth at least twice a day with a gentle but thorough brushing action using a soft brush with a small head and fluoride toothpaste. Correct regular brushing will reduce plaque build-up and tooth decay and help maintain healthy gums and teeth. Up to age eight, kids will need assistance to brush correctly, as most children lack the manual dexterity to brush correctly before eight years of age.

3. Floss Daily – Children should floss between their teeth every day to remove food and plaque from the spaces between teeth where their toothbrush may not be able to reach and clean. Supervision and assistance from an adult is highly recommended to ensure that kids adopt a daily flossing routine.

4. Visit Your Dentist Regularly – It is recommended that from age three, children visit the dentist every six months for a thorough check-up. Regular check-ups from an early age reinforce good dental care and assist in reducing the need for fillings in the future.

5. Wear a Mouth Guard For Sport – It is important to play safe in all sports by protecting children’s teeth with a custom-made, professionally fitted mouth guard. Mouth guards are available in a range of colours and should always be worn when training and playing sport to minimise the risk of dental injury.

6. Fissure Sealants – The chewing surfaces of molar or back chewing teeth contains natural pits and grooves ( or fissures). These fissures can often be the starting point of dental decay. Most young children do not yet have the manual skills required for proper toothbrushing which can result in plaque or debris being left behind in these fissures. The bacteria in plaque live in these grooves and make acid which causes tooth decay. Dental sealants assist in preventing the build up of plaque acids on the enamel surface of teeth and they are of value in the prevention of tooth decay.

Young Children Sealant Treatment

Shailer Park Dental highly recommends the application of fissure sealants to newly erupted permanent teeth to prevent tooth decay. If done properly and correctly, fissure seals are highly successful in preventing tooth decay in young children.

Dental fissure sealants are tooth coloured plastic films that are applied by dentists and dental therapists into the fissures where decay is most likely to occur. The area to be sealed is first thoroughly cleaned, dried, layered with these sealants which is then light cured and set. The result is these sealed fissured now do not trap debris and decay prevented.

Dental Sealants Step by Step

 

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