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

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…Read More

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

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…Read More

The Importance of a Clear Airway in Children

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…Read More

Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme Now at Werribee

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…Read More

Werribee now has a new Oral Health Therapist

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…Read More

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

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…Read More