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Children’s Dentistry at Lightwood Dental

Dr Selagea with young boy in dental chairYour child’s smile affects everything from their speech patterns to their self-esteem. Strong, healthy teeth are vital to proper orofacial development as children grow into adults.

As a family practice, we offer warm and attentive dental care to children of all ages. By establishing a positive experience early on in your child’s life, our team can lessen the anxiety and fear that often accompanies infrequent visits to the dentist.

Prevention Focused Care
for Children

Primary (baby) teeth tend to decay much quicker than stronger permanent ones. As such, we believe that preventative strategies and education are key to minimising common problems like cavities, abscesses and dental emergencies.

We recommend routine dental checkups every six months, which include appropriate services such as:

  • Comprehensive Exams — As we monitor the development of adult and baby teeth they are carefully screened for early signs of decay or infection, for more effective intervention.
  • Preventative Cleanings — A scale and clean removes build-up that is missed during day-to-day brushing and flossing.
  • Fissure Sealants — Prevent tooth decay by sealing out cavity-causing bacteria that settles in the deep grooves of back teeth.
  • Fluoride Treatment — Promotes stronger enamel that is resistant to decay and sensitivity.
  • Digital X-rays — High definition imaging of developing tooth structures and visualisation of cavities allow for earlier care, promoting better overall health.
  • Orthodontic Evaluations — The growth patterns of a child’s teeth and jaws can indicate potential orthodontic complications that are yet to develop.
  • Restorative Treatments — Dental fillings, crowns and emergency care ensure your child’s comfort and halt the spread of infection to other teeth.

Children’s Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) Accepted

All children who qualify for Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) can receive up to $1,000 in dental services over the course of two years.

Schedule your child’s next appointment or arrange for the entire family to be seen on the same day. We’re open late and on weekends to lessen the impact on school and extracurricular activities. Contact us today!


Children’s Dentist Ferntree Gully, Knox City VIC | (03) 9758 2099