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Dr Martin Poon
Dr Martin Poon

Dr Martin Poon

Orthodontic Care

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

Paediatric Care

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 toothMany 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

My life as the Smile Solutions Tooth Fairy

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

Dr Charmaine Hall

Paediatric Care

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

Combating dental anxiety in children

Children with dental anxietySacrifice 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

How to encourage your child to brush their teeth?

Girl brushing teethDoes 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
Chatelle Wehi
Chatelle Wehi

Chatelle Wehi

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (La Trobe)

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

How to manage a knocked out baby toothYou 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]
Children's
Jennifer Slattery
Jennifer Slattery

Jennifer Slattery

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

BOH (Melb)

Order and appearance of baby teeth

The order of baby teethThere are 20 baby teeth (deciduous teeth) that erupt in the first few years of a child's life. The first teeth to erupt are those at the front ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Charmaine Hall
Dr Charmaine Hall

Dr Charmaine Hall

Paediatric Care

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

Oral health care for children with special needs

Managing the dental care of children with special needsManaging the dental care of a child with special needs requires careful consideration.A child with special ... [Read More]
Children's
Dr Charmaine Hall
Dr Charmaine Hall

Dr Charmaine Hall

Paediatric Care

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

Protecting your child from dental disease

How to improve your child's oral healthUnderstanding the precautions available to prevent your children from developing dental problems can significantly reduce your child’s ... [Read More]
Children's
Samantha Makin
Samantha Makin

Samantha Makin

Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Dip.OHT (Melb), ADOH (Adel)

Baby teething – signs, symptoms and treatments

Everything you need to know about baby teethingBabies’ teeth start to develop in the womb, long before the baby is born. Most babies’ first teeth start to show, ... [Read More]
Children's
Karleen Gray
Karleen Gray

Karleen Gray

Should my child wear a mouthguard?

The importance of children wearing a mouthguardIf you want to ensure your child's teeth are protected while playing sports it's advisable they wear a well-fitted mouthguard.The ... [Read More]