What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Are you bringing your child to Centre for Dentistry for their first checkup? You may be wondering how to prepare your son or daughter (or yourself) for that important first visit to our Brighton or Ferntree Gully family practice. Depending on your child’s age, the initial dental visit will look something like this:   A Tour of the Office: If you haven’t been here before, we’ll show you around and give you a chance to meet the staff.  A Few “Pictures”: Older children may have a couple of X-rays taken to assess their orofacial and tooth development. Radiographs allow us … Continue reading

What to do During a Dental Emergency

As a family dental practice, it’s common for us to see adults and children in the area with dental emergencies. If you or your youngster has broken a tooth or is experiencing discomfort, here are the emergency basics that you need to know about.   Pain Control  Most tooth pain is caused by swelling. If your doctor has cleared you to take NSAIDs like ibuprofen, that’s usually the best way to temporarily alleviate discomfort. Listen to your body: chronic discomfort or shooting pain through your mouth means something significant is going on and needs to be treated.   Knocked Out … Continue reading