Children’s Dentistry

Molonglo Dental Surgery

Maintain your child’s healthy teeth and gums with help from a trusted dentist.

Looking for a kid-friendly family dental practice? Call Molonglo Dental Surgery at 02 6287 1222.

Good dental care starts at home but does not stop there. To maintain the dental health of young children, making regular visits to a dentist for routine checks and cleans is imperative. Molonglo Dental Surgery is a family-focused practice that caters to kids of all ages – including infants, adolescents, and teenagers.

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, we understand how trying it can sometimes be convincing a child to visit a dentist, let alone behaving inside the chair. Thankfully, our office is staffed by a friendly team of dentists and dental assistants who not only work well with kids but also place their safety and satisfaction at top priority.

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, we completely get that every child is special and unique – with different temperaments and ways of dealing with people and things. After all, we believe that no two patients are ever alike, so why should it be any different for kids? This isn’t just head knowledge but a guiding philosophy that has helped us to build a friendly rapport with our young patient community.

From years of working with children across different age groups, we have discovered the “secret password” from them that unlocks many a lasting friendship. It’s a little something called “Sincerity”. Works like a charm.

Your child deserves a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles.

Looking for a kid-friendly family dental practice? Call Molonglo Dental Surgery at 02 6287 1222.

Why is Children’s Dentistry important?

It is no secret that a person learns good oral hygiene habits very early in life, and those lifestyle habits extend into adulthood. Just as it is essential to teach your children the proper ways of brushing and flossing their teeth from a tender age, it is important to bring them to see the dentist at least twice a year.

The importance of professional dental care cannot be overemphasized, and this is even truer during the formative years of your child’s dental development. In fact, children can begin to see a dentist as early as 3 years of age.

Compared to adults, children are more prone to developing cavities, with varying degrees of severity. While some parents may choose to ignore tooth decays that involve milk teeth, believing that they will soon fall off, it is not advisable.

Tooth decay in milk teeth can lead to future complications such as infections, eating difficulty and bite problems. Yes, it may even make your child’s permanent teeth more prone to decay. Moreover, it is never a good idea to let an infection linger in your child’s mouth, as you may be risking toothaches, unsightly teeth, and a deepening infection, all of which can have detrimental effects on your child’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

Our Kid-Focused Services

Parents and caregivers can have peace of mind while their little ones are in our care. There are many reasons why we are able to achieve consistently positive outcomes with our young patients.

Here are just a few examples:

Kid-friendly atmosphere: Yes, our playpen is stocked with toys, books and games to keep them happily occupied at the waiting area. However, we believe it’s more than that. We believe that it’s the people that give the environment its “positive vibes”. I think your kids would love hanging out with our happy MDS crew in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Exclusive treat: Your kids will soon be raving about our Dino Dental kids chair – a kid-cool unit that is exclusive to Canberra!

Kid-friendly Communication: One of the cornerstones of establishing rapport with kids lies in the use of clear, easy-to-understand communication. Working with kids of all ages, including infants and toddlers, our dentists and staff are no strangers to using lively verbal and non-verbal communication to bridge the age gap. Whether it’s in understanding their lingo or empathising with their fears and anxieties, it helps that we relate to them in a calm, professional yet friendly way.

Kid-focused dental techniques: We offer modern cavity-fighting techniques like dental sealants to fortify your child’s resistance to tooth decay. For more info, go to our Dental Sealants page.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS): If your child is eligible for $1000 worth of basic dental services, simply bring the letter of CDBS entitlement and your Medicare card to our clinic and we’ll make a claim on your behalf on the spot. For more info, go to our Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) page.

Molonglo Dental Surgery provides easy and affordable access to quality Children’s Dentistry. For more info, call our friendly team at 02 6287 1222.