Child and Adolescent Oral Care
Our mission is to provide the same high quality care we provide for our adult patients: complete, personalised care with the same strong emphasis on prevention of oral health problems.
Dental care for young children and teens
Children and teens can really benefit from high-quality dental care – it can set them up for a lifetime of good oral health. We’re passionate about providing our younger customers with the same high standard of care that our other customers enjoy. Our approach is personalised, so every child receives individual care.
Children are welcome at our practice, and we aim to make the experience a positive one.
The earlier children begin attending dental visits the more comfortable they tend to be in the dental setting and the lower their risk of developing tooth decay. This is because those early visits are an opportunity to talk about the things that cause tooth decay, and how decay can be prevented.
Baby teeth are important! We all need our teeth to smile, talk and eat properly.
Primary (baby) teeth also maintain the space for the permanent teeth to erupt later. Early loss of baby teeth may lead to involved and costly orthodontic problems later in life.
The health of primary teeth is a strong predictor for the health of the permanent teeth. Children with tooth decay are more likely to develop tooth decay as adults.
Establishing healthy eating and oral hygiene habits early in life can positively influence your oral health as an adult.
Care of the children in the practice is provided by Duchesne, a general dentist with a gentle touch and a passion for child oral health.
As children become teenagers it’s common for their risk of tooth decay and gum disease to increase. This may be connected to hormonal changes, dietary changes (as they have more freedom over dietary choices), poor oral hygiene and orthodontic treatment.
It is vitally important that teens visit the dentist at least once a year to maintain optimal oral health. The government recognises this and provides funding for yearly visits to the dentist under the dental benefit scheme for all those aged 13 – 18 who are attending school or a learning institution.
We have always offered care of teenagers under the general dental benefit scheme. We see this as a service to the families in our practice.
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Our contact information:
(09) 630 8965
(09) 631 5210
235 Manukau Road,
Monday & Tuesday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm