Welcome to SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, your trusted home for Children’s Dentistry in the Ballarat region.
We’re a dedicated team passionate about ensuring your little ones have healthy, beautiful smiles that can last a lifetime. Our exceptional Oral Health Therapists, supported by our caring Dental Assistants, create a fun, welcoming, and nurturing environment for children of all ages.
Every visit to the dentist should be a positive experience, beginning from the very first tooth.
Let us welcome you and your child to SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, where we create healthy smiles and happy dental experiences. Dr. Akansha Kumar is our special paediatric dentist on the team.
It is recommended that children attend their first dental visit at SmileWorks Dental Ballarat once their first tooth appears or by their first birthday, whichever comes first, as a stitch in time saves nine.
During the visit, our Oral Health Therapists will examine the child’s mouth and teeth and provide essential information on oral care techniques, nutrition, and habits such as thumb sucking. It is important to create a positive environment during this visit to help foster a positive attitude towards dental care.
The goal is to prevent dental problems and maintain good oral health, which can include regular cleanings, sealants, and regular checkups to monitor the eruption of permanent teeth as well as the health of deciduous teeth.
SmileWorks Dental Ballarat offers a range of age-appropriate activities to keep visitors engaged and at ease during their visit, including interactive dental-themed games, colouring books, and informative displays about oral health.
The activities are designed to entertain and stimulate curiosity and teach kids more about their teeth and oral hygiene. In addition, the displays provide educational information about gum disease, primary and milk teeth, advanced tooth decay, bottle tooth decay, chances of tooth decay, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and excellent tooth maintenance skills.
This helps parents and kids understand how to prevent tooth decay and maintain good oral health.
With thoughtful planning, preparing for their first dental visit to SmileWorks Dental Ballarat can make it easier for parents and children.
By creating a comfortable environment, parents can help their children feel more at ease and less anxious about visiting the dentist.
At SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, comprehensive ongoing support is provided to promote healthy oral development for children, including preventive care, education, and timely treatments when necessary. SmileWorks Dental Ballarat strives to create a long-term relationship with our patients and their families, building trust and providing support throughout their treatment plan.
Preventive Care: Regular check-ups and cleanings tailored to your child’s needs Advice and resources for parents to support their child’s oral health at home
Education: Teaching children the proper brushing and flossing techniques Education on healthy eating habits and the dangers of sugary foods
Timely Treatments: Spotting potential issues early and providing timely treatments when necessary
At SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, we are dedicated to helping your kids achieve and maintain a healthy smile and building a trusting relationship with your child.
Addressing common childhood dental issues such as cavities and thumb-sucking, SmileWorks Dental Ballarat takes a proactive and gentle approach to ensure the comfort of their young patients.
The dental team provides fluoride therapy and educates parents on sources of fluoride that can be incorporated into the child’s diet. The compassionate and friendly team also works closely with parents and children to address the issue of thumb-sucking in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. They advise on effective strategies and, if necessary, offer appliances to help discourage the habit.
This helps to reduce the chance of cavity formation and to promote healthy oral development.
SmileWorks Dental Ballarat is committed to providing comprehensive oral health care for children in Ballarat. From oral health hygienists to dental assistants, we understand the unique needs of children when it comes to dental care and is dedicated to providing quality care suitable for children.
To address dental anxiety in children, the dental team has the skills and experience to handle it with empathy and patience. We employ distraction techniques, such as the activities available in our clinic, to keep children relaxed.
We strive to ensure each visit helps build trust and a positive association with dental care, so children can have a dentist for life and grow up with reliable and trusted family dentists.