3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What to do about that wobbly, loose tooth?

  What to do about that pesky loose tooth.   Wobbly baby teeth are one of the important developmental milestones for any child and parent. It can be an exciting time to look forward to, with the arrival of the big adult teeth, but can also spark anxiety and discomfort. This will usually start around …

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3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What are 6 Year Old Molars and how to help during their eruption?

What are the 6 year old molars? The first adult molar erupts between 6-7 years of age, commonly termed the “6 year old molar” or “first molars” and they represent new growth, meaning they don’t replace any baby teeth.  These first molars help to determine the shape of the lower face and affect the position …

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3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What are SHARK TEETH and should I be worried?

What are SHARK TEETH?   SHARK TEETH is a term used to describe the situation when the permanent adult teeth are coming up behind the baby teeth before they have fallen out, resulting in two rows of teeth. This usually occurs between the ages of 5-7 years old. Commonly seen on the lower incisors (bottom front …

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3 May · Leanne · No Comments

What are Fissure Sealants and why should my child have them?

Some great information about Fissure Sealants from one of our wonderful Oral Health Therapist – Chandra Setiawan. What they are and how they will help the health of your child’s teeth! When children are learning how to clean their teeth, there are often areas that get missed such as the back teeth (molars). The molars …

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17 Apr · Alli · No Comments

What is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder? (OMD)

Certain disorders of the muscles of the face and mouth are known as Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs). They include non-nutritive sucking habits, improper swallowing habits, and incorrect postures and functions of the muscles of the tongue, lips, jaws and face.   Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders can include one or more of the following: Thumb, finger, lip, …

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16 Apr · Alli · No Comments

What is a Tongue Tie and Why do you look for this during a dental check up?

In our work we see a significant number of children with restricted tongues or “tongue ties”. A tongue tie limits the movement of the tongue so that the other muscles of the face have to adapt during speech and swallowing. Many children have a restricted tongue that is not picked up early as they have …

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14 Apr · Alli · No Comments

Is a Dummy bad for my child’s dental development?

A lot of parents ask us “Is giving my child a dummy bad for their dental development?”   Many of the kids we see can often do have issues with their teeth and jaws from sucking a dummy as an infant. The most common issue associated with dummy sucking is the development of an “anterior …

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12 Apr · Alli · No Comments

The Importance of a Clear Airway in Children

Many parents don’t realize that the way their child breathes impacts on their facial and dental development. Airway is very important.   Nasal breathing is best for optimal cranial growth and development. As humans, we are designed to nasal breath. The nose is a filtration system and is responsible for warming and humidifying the air …

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8 Apr · Alli · No Comments

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme Now at Werribee

Is your Child Eligible for the Child Dental Benefits?? Don’t miss making an appointment with Karishma our amazing dental therapist for your Bulk Billed Dental Check up and clean Appointments for all eligible patients You can also check if your child is eligible by: * using your Medicare online account through myGov * calling the …

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27 Feb · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Werribee now has a new Oral Health Therapist

We’re all smiles here at Kiddies Dental Care as we welcome a new Oral Health Therapist to the team.  Based in our Werribee practice, Karishma Parmeshwan will be available from 13th March to see patients.   Karishma is excited to be joining our practice having worked with many children throughout Victoria and New South Wales.  We …

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