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Address: 8 Morrell Street,
Mooroopna VIC 3629

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Children's Dentistry

Your child's health is always paramount, and for us at Mooroopna Dental Practice we are dedicated to your child's dental treatment as they grow, ensuring their oral health is well looked after.


Children's dental services in Mooroopna we provide;



Your Child's First Visit

At Mooroopna Dental Practice, we are strong believers that prevention is better than a cure and education is key.

Your child's first visit to the dentist will be an exciting and new experience. We use strategies and techniques to ensure your child has a completely comfortable and positive experience with Mooroopna Dental Practice.

What age do I bring my child?
We encourage your child's first visit when their first tooth erupts, no later than between one to two years of age

What to expect at a first dental visit

  • An introduction to the dentist and the dental chair. We encourage children to look and feel as they explore their new environment within the dentist room.
  • A gentle but thorough examination of the teeth, jaw, gums and oral tissues to monitor growth and development and observe any problem areas
  • If indicated, a gentle cleaning, which includes polishing teeth and removing any plaque buildup or stains
  • We will discuss preventive techniques including fissure sealing of molar teeth and fluoride applications to help keep your children’s teeth strong
  • We will also offer oral hygiene advice and care,  and demonstrate correct tooth brushing techniques.


Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are a simple and effective way of protecting young teeth from decay. The grooves in children’s teeth are often one of the most difficult areas to keep clean. As the grooves are deep, they can be difficult to reach with a toothbrush.

As a means of protecting the teeth, your dentist /dental therapist will clean the grooves thoroughly and then seal over with a coating. The fissure sealant protects the tooth by preventing any future bacteria from settling in the hard to reach grooves.


Oral Hygiene

Teaching our child good habits of brushing and flossing, and minimizing sugar and eating healthy are vital in our children's growth.

As parents we need to help our child brush their teeth until they are old enough to brush by themselves. Once they are brushing on their own, a twice daily brushing habit with a soft tooth brush will help to keep them cavity free with healthy gums.

Just like adults, we recommend regular 6 monthly check-ups. The check-ups will assess that the teeth are healthy and all growing correctly.


Early Orthodontic Management

Your child's teeth and jaw are growing at a rapid pace. At Mooroopna Dental Practice, we take time at each 6 monthly visit to monitor your child's teeth and jaw and how they are developing.

Early orthodontic intervention treatment consists of habit correction and expansion.

Bad habits for growth and development of the face and mouth are;

  • lip licking
  • thumb/finger sucking
  • tongue thrusting
  • incorrect swallowing
  • mouth breathing.

We offer guidance and treatment advice to help minimise these habits.