Genesis Dentists

Paediatric Dentistry in North Melbourne


Fostering Healthy Smiles in Youngsters with Expert Dental Care

Paediatric dentistry, focusing on dental care for children from infancy through adolescence, is a cornerstone of Genesis Dentists in North Melbourne. We are committed to creating a welcoming and reassuring atmosphere for our young patients, making their initial dental experiences positive and motivational.

The Significance of Paediatric Dental Care

The Significance of Paediatric Dental Care
  • Early Identification: Routine dental visits are crucial for early detection of dental issues like cavities or developmental irregularities.
  • Preventative Measures: We emphasize educating children on proper brushing techniques, offer fluoride treatments, and provide dietary advice to avert tooth decay.
  • Habit Guidance: Our team offers advice on habits like thumb sucking and pacifier use that can influence dental health.

Our Children’s Dental Services​

Our Children’s Dental Services​
  • Regular Check-ups: We conduct thorough examinations to monitor dental growth and hygiene in children.
  • Dental Cleanings: Gentle cleaning procedures to eliminate plaque and tartar, while educating children on oral hygiene importance.
  • Cavity Treatment: We utilize child-friendly methods and materials for treating cavities and tooth restoration.
  • Orthodontic Assessment: Evaluation of the need for braces or other orthodontic interventions as children develop.

Creating a Child-Friendly Clinic

Creating a Child-Friendly Clinic
  • Comfortable Environment: Our clinic is designed to be inviting and soothing for children.
  • Educational Approach: We use understandable language and explanations to help children grasp the significance of dental care.
  • Gentle Care: Our experienced team is skilled in managing dental anxiety in children, ensuring stress-free visits.

Laying the Groundwork for Lifelong Oral Health

Our goal at Genesis Dentists is to lay a solid foundation for lifelong dental health. We focus on educating both children and their parents on best practices for maintaining healthy teeth and gums from an early age.

Book Your Child’s Dental Appointment

For paediatric dental care in North Melbourne, Genesis Dentists is your go-to clinic. Contact us to schedule an appointment and give your child the gift of compassionate, expert paediatric dental care.


Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) at Genesis Dentists, North Melbourne

Promoting Children’s Dental Health Through CDBS

At Genesis Dentists, we are dedicated to offering exceptional dental care to all community members, especially children. To support this, we proudly accept and process claims under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), an Australian government-funded program.

Understanding the CDBS

  • Eligibility: The CDBS caters to eligible children aged 2 to 17 years, with eligibility determined at the start of each year.
  • Coverage: The program provides up to $1,000 for dental services over two consecutive years, covering essential services like check-ups, cleanings, fillings, root canal treatments, and extractions.

Our Approach to Paediatric Dental Care

  • Access to Quality Dental Care: Accepting CDBS alleviates the financial strain on families, promoting consistent and early oral health care for children.
  • Professional Dental Team: Our team is committed to delivering gentle, high-quality dental care in a kid-friendly setting, ensuring a positive dental experience.

Assistance with CDBS

  • CDBS Guidance: Our staff is ready to assist with any inquiries about CDBS eligibility, application, and benefits.
  • Maximising Benefits: We help families fully utilise CDBS coverage, ensuring children receive necessary dental care.

Scheduling a Dental Visit for Your Child

Booking an appointment at Genesis Dentists is simple. Call us or use our online booking system to arrange your child’s dental visit under the CDBS. We look forward to contributing to your child’s healthy smile.

Please Note: The CDBS excludes cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and hospital services. We recommend parents acquaint themselves with the scope of CDBS. For comprehensive details on the CDBS, visit the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services website.

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FAQs About Paediatric Dentistry at Genesis Dentists, North Melbourne

Genesis Dentists, in line with the Australian Dental Association’s recommendations, advises that a child’s first dental visit should be by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth erupts. Early visits are crucial in establishing a ‘dental home’ and laying the foundation for preventive oral healthcare.

Paediatric dentistry is vital for setting a lifetime of healthy oral habits. It focuses on the specific dental needs of children, including the prevention and treatment of decay, guidance on dental growth, and teaching good oral hygiene. Early detection and management of dental issues can prevent more complex problems in the future.

Depending on the corporation of the child, we may just do a desensitising appointment. This is where we will get their medical, oral and diet history, get them to sit in the chair, make them comfortable and familiar with their environment. This sometimes, does not need to happen at all, or can be a few visits. If however the child is comfortable from the first visit, then we can get straight into it. It is important to note the effects of forcing a child, and how it can impact their future relationship with the dentist. 


A child’s first visit at Genesis Dentists typically includes an examination of teeth, gums, jaw, and oral tissues to assess growth and development. Depending on the child’s age and cooperation, this may also involve a gentle cleaning and fluoride application. Parents receive guidance on oral hygiene practices and can discuss any concerns.

Prepare your child for their first dental visit by discussing the dentist positively and explaining that the dentist will examine and clean their teeth. Use comforting language and avoid words that might instill fear. Reading books or watching videos about dental visits can be helpful. Schedule the visit when your child is usually alert and cooperative.

Common issues include tooth decay (cavities), dental caries, early childhood caries (baby bottle tooth decay), gum disease (gingivitis), and dental emergencies like knocked-out or broken teeth. Orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth or bite problems are also common.

Children should visit the dentist every six months, though some may require more frequent visits due to higher risks of decay, unusual growth patterns, or poor oral hygiene.

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by prolonged exposure to sugary drinks. Prevention includes avoiding sugary drinks in bottles, cleaning the child’s teeth and gums after feedings, and transitioning to a cup by their first birthday.

Encourage good oral hygiene by setting a positive example, brushing and flossing together, and making oral care enjoyable. Use age-appropriate toothbrushes and toothpaste, and ensure regular dental visits.

Use fluoride toothpaste from the appearance of the first tooth. For children under 3, use a smear the size of a grain of rice; for 3-6 years olds, use a pea-sized amount.

Dental sealants are protective coatings applied to the back teeth to prevent decay. They are recommended for children and teenagers at higher risk of cavities.

We create a calm environment and use kid-friendly language and explanations. Sedation options like nitrous oxide are available for highly anxious children.

Clean the area around the sore tooth and rinse the mouth with warm salt water. Use floss to dislodge trapped food. If pain persists, consult a paediatric dentist. Avoid placing aspirin on the tooth or gums.

Prolonged thumb-sucking and pacifier use can cause misaligned teeth and bite issues. It’s important to gently discourage these habits beyond age 3-4.

Diet is crucial for oral health. Limit sugary foods and drinks, and ensure a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and dairy.

Use a soft cloth or small, soft-bristled toothbrush for babies. Once teeth appear, brush them twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Start flossing when two teeth touch, typically around age 2-3, with parental assistance until the child can do it independently.

Signs include crowded or misplaced teeth, difficulty chewing, mouth breathing, and thumb-sucking. An orthodontic evaluation is recommended by age 7.

For a permanent tooth, rinse and try to reinsert it or store it in milk. Seek emergency dental care. For a baby tooth, do not reinsert it but consult a dentist.

Fluoride strengthens enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay and can repair early decay.

Sports can risk dental health. A custom-fitted mouthguard provides protection during contact sports.

For any further questions or to schedule an appointment for your child at Genesis Dentists, please contact us. We’re dedicated to nurturing young smiles with expert, compassionate care.