13 Feb · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Is it OK to put my baby to bed with a bottle?

We’re often asked by parents “Is it OK to put my baby to bed with a bottle?”   Whilst this can be calming to an overtired or distressed child, the bacteria in the mouth thrive on the sugar that is found in liquids such as milk, formula and juice.  Couple that with the decreased flow …


18 Jan · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Smile Now, Pay Later

At Kiddies Dental Care we understand that sometimes our complex dental treatments requiring hospital administration can be an unforeseen expense…   So we are always thinking of new ways to make it more affordable whilst providing you with the best possible care.   As such, we are really excited to announce that we now accept ZIP payments! …


12 Dec · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Don’t fail your teeth this festive season

This holiday season the team at Kiddies want to help you and your children maintain good dental health.  We know it’s a time filled with celebrations, parties and events with lots of tempting treats.   So how can we help you have a merry Christmas and start the New Year with a healthy, beautiful smile. …


5 Dec · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Teeth Eruption & Shedding

We’ve all seen the signs of that first tooth appearing.  Rosy red cheeks, lots of dribbling, children being irritable, fists in the mouth and more.   For some babies this occurs around 6 months of age but it can start any time between 3 and 6 months.  There is generally a typical order each of …


21 Nov · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

What Are Fissure Sealants And How Can They Help?

Fissure Sealants When children are learning how to clean their teeth, there are often areas that get missed such as those back teeth and in particular the molars.  We see many children with decay in that area and one of our preventative strategies is a Fissure Sealant.   So What Is A Fissure Sealant? Fissure …


16 Nov · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Floss is Boss

Why Should Children Floss?   We all know it’s essential that children brush their teeth twice a day but it’s just as important that we teach them to floss at least once a day.  Bacteria, plaque, and food can become stuck in between teeth, potentially leading to gum inflammation/disease, tooth decay, and bad breath.   …


9 Nov · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Keeping our Skills Up to Date

Keeping our skills up to date Recently at Kiddies Dental Care we undertook some essential training – Medical Emergencies in a Dental Practice.   The course provided by Cynergex, specialist training providers to the Dental Industry, covered basic and advanced life support.   We learnt about: Threat assessment allowing the identification of the most likely medical …


2 Nov · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Who loves mousse? Tooth mousse that is!

Are your teeth getting the minerals they need? We all know that ensuring your body gets the right nutrients and minerals is essential for good health.  But what minerals do our teeth need in particular?   Fluoride is the one we all know about, but there are also other beneficial minerals – calcium and phosphate. …


26 Oct · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Stopping Thumbsucking

Many parents ask us what impact thumb sucking will have on their child and how they can help to stop it so we thought we’d share some insights we have. Firstly, thumb sucking is a very natural thing that many children do from an early age…and we mean very early.  There is plenty of evidence …


19 Oct · Kylie Kinkead · No Comments

Tongue Cleaning

Did you know that brushing and flossing remove bacteria from teeth and gums but as much as 50% of the bacteria in the mouth live on the surface of your tongue?   And it’s these bacteria in particular that can be one cause of bad breath.   The best and most effective way of neutralising …