Family dentistry starts with your children. At Hyde Park Dental, establishing good oral hygiene habits from an early age is the key to setting up your child with a lifetime of beneficial dental habits to help prevent early childhood caries and detect any oral abnormalities during these critical years of their development.
Regular visits allows us to educate and motivate children into looking after their teeth and gums and give them the advantage that so many people didn't have in years gone by.
First visits to the dentist can start from a young age and are encouraged as children develop their fist teeth. Those first visits at our rooms are fun, gentle and fast involving a ride in the chair, some photographs and maybe a cartoon or two. This allow you child to become accustom to our dental team and form a trusting relationship on which to build on at future visits.
At your child's regular dental visits we examine their teeth and gums for good oral health. Growth patterns can also be observed to ensure proper development. In the event a child develops dental disease such as tooth decay, gum infection or any other abnormal dental development, rest assured that with early detection most issues can be rectified quickly and easily with minimal if any discomfort. We also work in close association with Adelaide's leading paediatric (Children's) dental specialist's to provide a solution if the need arises.
- Gum therapy treatment
- Sports Mouth Guards
- Fissure Sealants
- Kids fillings
Fissures are the grooves that naturally occur on the biting surfaces of teeth. All molars and premolars have fissures to some degree. When the fissures of a tooth are very deep and narrow, toothbrush bristles cannot fit inside to clean out food and plaque. Trapped food and plaque can attract bacteria causing the tooth enamel to decay. A deep fissure in a tooth is five times more likely to develop decay than other tooth surfaces. It is in children and adolescents that premolars and molars are most vulnerable.
Fissure sealants are a tooth coloured plastic coating that fill the deep fissures and protect teeth from plaque and acids. Fissure seals are effective
in reducing the occurrence of tooth decay.
At Hyde Park Dental Fissure Sealant treatment is performed by one of our Dentists or Dental Hygienists. It is painless and non-invasive.
Hyde Park Dental Child "Dental Benefit Only" Program
Loyalty and consistent commitment does not go unnoticed. It is therefore our long standing privilege at Hyde Park Dental to offer all our "regular clients" NO GAP preventative dentistry to their children from 1-17 years or to completion of year 12. Preventative dentistry includes full dental examinations and radiographs with one of the dentist, dental hygiene visits with the dental hygienist, and fluoride treatments. In order for us to offer this outstanding program a child must have at least one parent be a regular active client, meaning they maintain routine examinations and Hygiene appointments with us 6-12 monthly.