Early intervention leads to a healthier smile for life.
At Melbourne MD, we believe that early detection and treatment promote ideal oral health; which in turn influences systemic well-being. Our team strives to provide your child with a positive dental experience by making visits both interactive and fun! We believe that ‘Prevention is better than cure’ and the earlier we see your child, the more likely to educate and prevent problems occurring. Hence, we encourage children to visit us for regular 6-monthly check-ups as early as 2 years of age.
It all begins with the first appointment. We encourage parents to prepare their child prior to their dental appointments. Reading ‘dental’ books, watching movies and ‘role playing’ at home in preparation can be beneficial to build confidence in your child. Avoid using the dentist as a ‘scare tactic’ as this creates a negative impression on the child and will be very difficult to overcome in the future.
We like to keep it simple for the initial appointment. A thorough examination is performed to detect any early decay and/or orthodontic concerns. This includes taking digital films and possibly a very gentle clean & polish if tartar or plaque is detected. If further treatment is required, we then arrange future visits at a convenient time.