Children and Teen Dentistry
Children and Teen Dentistry
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We provide a welcoming, friendly, relaxed, and caring environment for your child.

If our expert team know one thing for certain, it’s that children’s dental care is different from that required for adults.

We place a strong focus on creating fun and positive experiences for our younger patients. Our goal is for children to become more familiar with the dental setting and view their visits as preventative and important for their overall health.  

Children’s Orthodontics Melbourne

At BEC Dental, we think it is essential to work with nature and therefore work with the body’s abilities to help ensure teeth are positioned optimally or that there is sufficient room. That’s why we assess children early to see if there are impediments to having straight teeth.

What’s good for the mouth is good for the rest of the body: Issues such as breathing problems are assessed and/or jaw bone  growth is guided to help minimise the need to extract healthy teeth because of crowding as well as  reducing the need for major orthodontic treatment later.

Children’s Snoring Melbourne

It may seem cute if your child snores, but it may be a sign of breathing issues which can affect how your child’s jaw develops and grows. More seriously, oxygen deprivation affects, energy levels, children’s behaviours and can affect their overall intellectual development. As part of our dental assessment of young children, we look for signs of breathing issues and where present, we ask our medical colleagues to thoroughly investigate. For more information, see your nearest BEC Dental practice website.

Children’s Dental Emergencies Melbourne 

Kids have no fear when they are playing! This can lead to a range of emergencies that can involve a tooth being knocked out or chipped.  

In these situations, our dentists can save teeth if quick action is taken. Our team of BEC dentists and therapists are dedicated to providing high-quality children’s dentistry, no matter what the situation may be. If you’re ever unsure whether your child requires dental attention, please don’t hesitate to call and ask our friendly reception team, they can always help guide you.  


Your child’s first visit may even just include a ride in the dental chair and it’s never too early to start them off on good habits.  

We see them anytime following the eruption of their first tooth or once they reach 12 months old. Our caring team know exactly how to ensure your child enjoys their visit. 

Common dental services for children may include: 

  • Examinations
  • Orthodontic assessment 
  • Professional cleaning, polishing & removal of plaque, tartar and stain 
  • Tips and encouragement with cleaning at home (brushing & flossing)
  • Any necessary Dental X-rays 
  • Professional fluoride treatment
  • Fissure sealants 
  • Dietary advice 
  • Sports mouthguards 

To ensure any treatment is provided at the optimal time, at BEC Dental, we assess  children around the age of  7 . We then monitor those who don’t need immediate treatment to ensure treatment-windows are not missed.

  • Premature loss of baby teeth
  • Constant thumb-sucking
  •  Teeth grinding
  • Snoring
  • Mouth breathing
  • Dysfunction or misalignment in their jaws

At BEC Dental we take a proactive and holistic approach to your child’s dental health. Rather than just treating the end result by taking out healthy adult teeth to make room, our clinicians will assess the cause of your child’s individual situation. We take the time to listen to your goals and concerns. Our team will complete a thorough examination to determine the most effective solution, and the most appropriate time to commence treatment.

All of our dental practitioners are well-experienced in ensuring your children enjoy coming to the dentist, and more importantly, maintain excellent oral health! 

Still have questions or are unsure what the right option is for your child?

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment for a comprehensive assessment, please contact our friendly team to assist you.