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Children's
Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Dr Janita Shah

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

BDS, DClinDent (PAED), MRACDS (PAED)

Dental Crowns for Children – Silver or White?

As a paediatric dental specialist, I have many parents asking why crowns are necessary to restore baby teeth and what types of crowns are available for children. What ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Dr Janita Shah

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

BDS, DClinDent (PAED), MRACDS (PAED)

How can Smile Solutions help manage your child’s...

Going to the dentist can be quite stressful for children. Being asked to sit still -- often tipped back in a big chair -- with a bright light in their eyes and someone poking ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Dr Janita Shah

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

BDS, DClinDent (PAED), MRACDS (PAED)

Teething 101: 4 Paediatric Dentist-Approved Ways to...

If you find yourself in the teething zone – which can occur anytime between six months old and three years old – you don’t have to be stuck there. Dr Janita Shah ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Dr Janita Shah

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

BDS, DClinDent (PAED), MRACDS (PAED)

Why Baby Teeth are Important

Why Baby Teeth Matter “Why are baby teeth important? They fall out anyway, right?” This is a common sentiment expressed by many families attending the dental clinic ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Dr Janita Shah

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

BDS, DClinDent (PAED), MRACDS (PAED)

When Should a Child First Visit the Dentist?

It is recommended that a child’s first dental visit should be when their first tooth becomes visible or by their first birthday – whichever comes first. While this ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Martin Poon
Dr Martin Poon

Dr Martin Poon

Specialist Orthodontist

BDSc (Melb), Cert Orth MS (Uni of Penn)

When should I take my child to see an orthodontist?

When should we take our children to see an orthodontist? Why do some kids at school already have braces or appliances in their mouths? Surely they still have baby ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Charmaine Hall
Dr Charmaine Hall

Dr Charmaine Hall

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb), MRACDS (Paed)

Everything you need to know about chalky teeth

What are chalky teeth? Chalkiness can occur in baby teeth and in adult teeth. A chalky tooth is one where the outer surface of the tooth (called enamel) is whiter ... [Read More]
Children's
Smile Solutions
Smile Solutions

Smile Solutions

Should I pull out my child’s loose tooth?

Why you shouldn't pull out a child's loose tooth Many of us remember getting a little “help” with a loose baby tooth when we were young. It wasn’t uncommon ... [Read More]
Children's
Karleen Gray
Karleen Gray

Karleen Gray

Group Practice Manger

My life as the Smile Solutions Tooth Fairy

Introducing the Smile Solutions' Tooth Fairy As a registered dental nurse doubling as the Smile Solutions Tooth Fairy, I often leave my “home” in the tower ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Charmaine Hall
Dr Charmaine Hall

Dr Charmaine Hall

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

BDSc (Melb), DClinDent (Melb), MRACDS (Paed)

Combating dental anxiety in children

Children with dental anxiety Sacrifice chocolate and sweets for calcium rich foods like sugar free yoghurt? It’s no wonder that most children don’t take kindly ... [Read More]
Children's
Karleen Gray
Karleen Gray

Karleen Gray

Group Practice Manger

How to encourage your child to brush their teeth?

Girl brushing teeth Does even the slight glimpse of a toothbrush send your toddler crashing into a complete meltdown? You’re not alone, because when it comes to keeping ... [Read More]
Children's
Smile Solutions
Smile Solutions

Smile Solutions

My child has a knocked out baby tooth: What do I do?

How to manage a knocked out baby tooth You were carefully watching your child at the playground but then in the blink of an eye, there was a fall, a bleeding mouth and ... [Read More]
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