Winston Hills dentist Dr Martina Lavery is committed to treating children at the studio in a non-invasive, caring, gentle way.
She is highly skilled in treating children in the dental chair without the need for specialist referrals for your child to have their treatment with general anaesthetic.
Prevention and knowledge are the keys to a healthy mouth for life.
Dr Lavery takes a holistic approach, providing advice on healthy eating, snacking, healthy drink choices, brushing and oral hygiene. Her interactive approach with children helps them improve their knowledge and skill when it comes to caring for their own teeth.
Dr Lavery is an advocate of fluoride application for diseased or poorly formed enamel on the outer layer of the tooth. In fact, she has treated some kids now for at least 18 years in the Hills District (feeling old!!) with topical fluoride on poorly formed molars without the need for any intervention, resulting in delighted little kids and parents.
Clean and Check-Ups
As your child develops, regular check-up and clean visits will help keep your little ones’ smiles healthy. Dr Martina always treats children based on their oral health needs and tolerance for sitting still in the chair.
Her no-pressure approach puts children at ease and helps them develop a positive relationship with our team and an attitude of caring for their own smiles.
Most children will require the assistance of a parent to clean and care for teeth until approximately age nine or ten when their dexterity improves. Dr Lavery communicates well with parents, creating a partnership for your child’s healthy, happy smile.
Regenerative dentistry is our philosophy. Fissure sealants can be applied to teeth to protect the enamel from decay.
What Is a Fissure Sealant?
A fissure sealant is a painless way of protecting your child’s tooth from decay. It is a BPA-free, virtually invisible plastic coating, which covers the little grooves and valleys (fissures) of the back teeth where toothbrush bristles cannot always reach.
Dr Lavery places fissure sealants, which contain fluoride, to strengthen the outer surface of the tooth (enamel).
How Long Will a Sealant Last?
Sealants usually last for about 3 to 5 years, but Dr Lavery likes to check them routinely to ensure that they are still intact. They can wear due to chewing or bruxism (teeth grinding) and can be replaced to continue protecting against tooth decay.
Wearing a mouthguard is vital in protecting your child’s teeth from trauma during sport – even baby teeth, since losing a tooth too early can lead to long-term challenges. Dr Lavery makes customised, professionally fitted mouthguards for improved breathing over generic appliances.
Are You Seeking a Family Dentist in Winston Hills?
Dr Lavery treats kids and adults alike with the aim of good oral health for the whole family. We invite you to contact our Winston Hills dental clinic to arrange a booking to accommodate your family.