Children's Dental Care Services
Our team of Oral Health Therapists specialise in the dental care of your child. We provide gentle, customised care in a friendly environment.
- TVs above chairs with your child’s choice of channel
- Painless anaesthetic with ‘the Wand’
- Fluoride treatments in a range of flavours
- Sports mouthguards customised to your child’s team/favourite colours
What is ‘the Wand’?
Some dental treatment requires local anaesthetic injections. Fortunately at Mitcham Dental Clinic ‘the Wand’ is available. The Wand is a unit that delivers painless local anaesthetic without the stinging sensation. The increased comfort of this technique is made possible by the gentle, slow and steady automated technique of the Wand technology. Sounds like you? The wand is suitable for children and adults.
The Wand is found to cause less injection anxiety than any other method of injection. (Kudo et al, 2001).
Fissure Sealants for Cavity Prevention
The narrow and deep grooves on back (molar) teeth can collect plaque which the toothbrush cannot reach. These grooves or fissures are high-risk sites for dental decay.
A fissure sealant is a tooth coloured protective coating which fills and seals in children’s teeth to prevent bacteria from entering and causing decay. Applied early on after the first molar erupts into the mouth at the age of 6 years old, sealants can protect teeth at their most vulnerable time. Sometimes sealants may also be recommended to adults for high risk deep grooves that have not yet decayed.
Having fissure sealants placed is quick and painless. It usually takes a few minutes per tooth and is much less complicated than having a dental filling. To check there isn’t any decay present before we begin we may take a set of x-rays.
This procedure can be completed by one of our Dentists, Dental Hygienists or Oral Health Therapists.