The whole iDental team love seeing our younger patients and caring for their oral health. Bringing your children in with you to your appointment helps familiarise them with our practice environment so they’ll be more relaxed when having their check-up. Dr. D’Anna has children herself, and understands the importance of patience, care and the extra TLC that children need.
General Dental, Prevention and Fillings
Having regular check and cleans is important as children develop their oral cleaning habits, and whilst their bite is developing. Aside from this, children are able to learn that dental visits can be fun, and they get to know the iDental team, just like we are family.
When dental work is needed, we show a lot of care, and always explain in simple terms to the child, what we are doing, why we are doing it and how it will feel. We are very comfortable placing sealants in children's teeth when needed, and are happy to provide sports mouthguards. We also participate in the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS).
Great dental health begins at an early age, and it is important that the whole family have good hygiene. The iDental team are a kids friendly dentist, looking after kids as young as three, all the way to older adults.
The main goal of dentistry for children at our family dental clinic is to provide a warm, caring environment along with quality dental service to support and maintain the oral health of children from a young age. Our services in dentistry for children includes a complete oral hygienic solution as we aim to set the foundation for children and their lifelong positive dental habits.
Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from dental decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
The process is usually quick and straightforward, taking only a few minutes. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The liquid sealant is then applied and sets hard, by shining a bright light onto it.
A mouthguard is a thick, often spongy shield that fits over your teeth. Mouthguards are usually worn during sports and other activities that involve a high risk of impact to the face.
Custom made sports mouthguard provide the right spacing and cushioning over your teeth, when compared to over-the-counter guards. This means that you will have the right protection for your teeth. We have a range of thicknesses available, based on the intensity of the sport being played, and also the age of the person requiring the mouthguard.
They can be helpful outside of sports too. For instance, you might need to use a specialised mouthguard for jaw issues or teeth grinding. Dentists at iDental sometimes use special types of mouthguards to help treat snoring or sleep apnoea as well.
Yes! A mouthguard is considered an essential prevention appliance.
At iDental, we will take a digital impression of your teeth. You pick the mouthguard colour and we do the rest. There are no putty impressions, so this is easy for kids. The mouthguard takes around one week to make.
A custom made mouthguard should:+ Fit snugly and be comfortable
+ Allow normal breathing and swallowing
+ Allow the wearer to speak
+ Be odourless and tasteless
+ Be thick enough (4mm) to provide protection against impact.
Take the mouthguard along to your dental visits to ensure it still fits correctly. A mouthguard may need to be replaced as changes occur in your mouth, such as the eruption of permanent teeth or restorations. Mouthguards need to be rinsed in cold water before use. After use, dry and store in a plastic container with air vents to allow the air to circulate. Once in a while, clean it with soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a dental assistance program for eligible children aged 2 to 17 years. It provides cover of up to $1000 over a two-year period for basic dental services, including examinations, X‐rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, extractions and partial dentures.
The rebate is available to children whose families receive relevant Australian Government payments.
iDental actively participates in this scheme to assist the eligible families with their dental costs
If you need to book your child in for a dental check-up and clean in Melbourne, or require some advice about their teeth or oral health, we’d love to chat. Rest assured, we’re here to listen and understand. We are committed to taking the necessary time to look after their dental needs in a patient and fun environment, to make their visit a positive experience.