Kids at Contemporary Dental

Children of all ages are able to be seen at contemporary dental. Good oral health starts with establishing the right habits at an early age. If diagnosed early we can use preventive measures to reverse the damaged caused by early decay.

Babies and toddlers

You are welcome to bring your young children along with you for short appointments, we understand that childcare can be difficult and we would love to help out where we can.

School Children

We provide a full range of treatment for both primary and high school children, with a strong emphasis on establishing excellent oral hygiene, diet awareness and preventive measures. There is a private charge for their treatment at a reduced fee.


Frequently asked questions:

When do I need to start brushing my child’s teeth?

As soon as a tooth erupts it needs to be cleaned twice a day. Use a small toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles. Even a soft cloth to wipe the teeth when a child is very young.

When do I need to start getting my child’s teeth checked?

From the age of two and a half, unless there is something particular of concern.

My child has had an accident and knocked their teeth, what do I do?

Ring the surgery as soon as you can and let us know what happened. We will see you on the day of the accident to assess and document the trauma to the mouth. Most of the fee for treatment will be covered by ACC and it is important that the accident is reported as soon as possible. Even if there does not appear to be any damage, problems can arise later on such as the tooth turning a dark colour or abscessing and in the worst case damaging a permanent tooth that has not yet come through. A traumatic injury to the teeth can have a very unpredictable outcome so it is always a good idea to have the accident checked out and documented.