Paediatric Dentist Melbourne

Children’s Dentistry Melbourne

We are professional Children’s Dentists in Melbourne, dedicated to providing high-quality and comprehensive dental care to children from infancy through their teenage years. Whether it’s a dental check-up, broken tooth, dental trauma, or interceptive treatment, we are here to meet the dental needs of every child.

The Smile Designer Dental Studio would like to welcome you and your family to the Best Children’s Dental Care In Melbourne.

Our goal is to deliver excellent and high-quality children’s dentistry in a relaxing studio environment in Melbourne. Our experienced and skilled kids orthodontic team provides a wide range of affordable general and cosmetic dental solutions, specifically tailored for infants, toddlers, children, and young teens requiring special dental care.

  • Kids All Ages Welcomed

  • Friendly Team Approach

  • Relaxed Environment

  • Experienced Family Dentist

  • Extended Hours & Weekend Appointments

Dental fear and anxiety can deter people from visiting the children’s dentist regularly. Our friendly and approachable team of paediatric dentists in Melbourne creates a welcoming and relaxing environment, making you and your family feel at home during your visit.

Join us for an Orthodontic Consultation at The Smile Designer Dental Studio.

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Dental treatments for children

Common dental treatments for children include:
  • Dental check-ups: Regular examinations to monitor oral health.
  • Teeth cleaning: Professional cleaning to remove plaque and stains.
  • Dental X-rays: Used to detect cavities and assess tooth development.
  • Fluoride treatment: Application of fluoride to strengthen teeth.
  • Dental sealants: Protective coatings to prevent cavities.
  • Fillings: Restoration of decayed teeth.
  • Pediatric crowns: Caps to protect extensively damaged teeth.
  • Space maintainers: Devices to preserve gaps after premature tooth loss.
  • Orthodontic evaluation: Assessment of teeth and jaw alignment.
  • Custom Mouthguard: Dentist-fitted mouthguards offer optimal protection for children duringsports. Custom mouthguards and early orthodontic treatments are available for children’s dental needs.
  • Kids’ Orthodontics: Early intervention orthodontics can address alignment issues indeveloping teeth and jaws, potentially reducing the need for braces later on.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is an Australian government program that provides financial assistance for basic dentalservices to eligible children aged 2-17. It covers services like exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions, upto a cap of $1,000 over two years. Participating dentists may choose to bulk bill.  For the most up-to-date andaccurate information, it is recommended to ask our dentist.

Your child’s first dental visit!

During the first visit, our pediatric dentist examines your child’s oral structures, identifies potential issues,and provides preventive treatments. Educating parents about oral health is a primary goal. We emphasize goodhygiene, proper diet, and familiarize children with the dental environment to promote understanding and importanceof oral health.

Regular Pediatric Dental Check-ups

Regular dental check-ups every six months for your child are crucialfor monitoring their oral health, detecting issues early, and providing necessary treatments. These visits ensureproper dental development, improve oral hygiene habits, and prevent complications. Overall, they support yourchild’s oral well-being.

How to care for kids’ teeth at home

To care for kids’ teeth at home, remember these key points:
  • Brushing and flossing: Help your child brush their teeth twice a day with a child-sizedtoothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Start flossing as soon as their teeth touch.
  • Healthy diet: Limit sugary snacks and drinks, and encourage fruits, vegetables, fluoridatedtap water, and milk.
  • Restrict soft drinks and fruit juices: These can cause tooth decay, so it’s best tominimize their consumption.
By following these steps, you can establish good oral hygiene habits for your child and promote a healthysmile.

Professional Dental Cleaning

During dental visits, professional dental cleaning is conducted to remove plaque, tartar, and debris from yourchild’s gums and teeth. This helps improve their oral health by targeting hard-to-reach areas and the gumline,preventing gum disease and promoting overall dental well-being.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is applied to your child’s teeth if they are at high risk of cavities. It strengthens the enamel and actsas a protective layer, reducing the chances of dental caries. Regular fluoride treatments support teeth developmentand promote better oral health.

Habit Counselling

Our Kids Dentist in Melbourne addresses habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, nail-biting, and mouthbreathing. These habits can impact teeth and jaw alignment, as well as overall health and emotional well-being.Early identification and effective solutions are provided by our expert team.

Nutrition And Hygiene Recommendations

Oral care and hygiene are crucial for lifelong oral health. Our examination reveals any gaps in your child’s oralcare routine. We educate them on proper brushing techniques, emphasise the importance of flossing, and providehygiene tips. We also offer guidance on nutrition for optimal teeth, gum, and jaw development, advising againstharmful food habits. Additionally, we provide chewing tips and suggest healthy snacks for your child.

Kids Orthodontic Treatment Melbourne

Our dentist will check the teeth alignment and create a pattern to identify early symptoms of orthodontic issues.This will help us to identify and correct the improper bites in advance. At The Smile Designer, we offer kid’s orthodontic services in Melbourne CBD that address most teeth aligning andbiting issues during the developing stage. The early treatments help your child get straighter teeth and better oralhealth and avoid the need for complex, expensive orthodontic procedures later.

FAQ’S About Children’s Dentistry

Do You Offer Children’s Dentistry in Melbourne?

Yes we do. Our Dental Studio caters to children of all ages. Our warm and inviting dental environment is an excellent place to start your child’s dental journey. We provide all the treatments necessary as your child grows and develops.

Do You Offer Kids Orthodontic Treatment?

Yes. Early Intervention or Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment is becoming increasingly common. Certain Orthodontic treatments are necessary to help in the growth of the child’s bone and adult teeth. Please visit our Orthodontic page for more information.

Do You Offer Teenage Braces Or Invisalign?

Yes. We will review the health and growth of your children’s teeth as they erupt. We will provide options and costs and guide you as to the right time to start your child’s Orthodontic Journey. We offer Fixed Braces as well as Clear Aligner Solutions. Please visit our kids Orthodontic page for more information.

Do You Make Mouthguards For Sport?

Custom fitted Mouthguards can be made for your individual sporting needs. Please speak to our staff who can guide you as to what your options and costs are.

When should my child first see a dentist?

We recommend children first see a dentist by age on, as they start to get accustomed to the sights, and sounds of a dental practice. We guide parents as to the best way to clean their child’s teeth, and discuss factors that can affect their dental health as they grow. By ages 4 – 6, most kids visit the dentist for their routine hygiene visits. Parents are welcome to bring their child with them to their regular hygiene appointment to get them accustomed to the environment and our staff.

How often do my teenage kids need to see a dentist?

We recommend six monthly regularly hygiene visits for all children and teenagers. During the ages of 6-12, we will review their need for any preventative dentistry, and review the growth and eruption of all their adult teeth. Once all their adult teeth have erupted, we will give options to straighten their smile if needed, and maintain their oral health with regular maintenance visits.

What preventative dental solutions do you offer for my growing child?

Routine Hygiene visits are essential to review the health and growth of your child’s teeth and gums. During these visits, we can guide them as to their brushing technique as well as any dietary advice required. Preventative fissure sealants are routinely performed on adult molars that come through at both ages 6 and 12. If needed, dental imaging and x-ray’s are performed to review if there is any decay present in between teeth as well as the growth of the adult dentition.

Should I visit the dentist while I am pregnant?

It is very important to visit your dentist before, during and after pregnancy. We understand that the first few months after pregnancy is a very important time, and things will get quite busy for you. During pregnancy, it is important to take extra care of your teeth and gums. There are risks of dental erosion due to reflux, as well as an increased chance of developing gum disease.

So while pregnant, make sure you are brushing and flossing daily, practicing good oral hygiene as well as having a health and balanced diet. And yes, visit our team at The Smile Designer Dental Studio’s to maintain your six monthly hygiene visits.

Do you offer Dental service for the elderly?

As we age, it gets more important to make sure that we are visiting the dentist regularly. The aim is to keep our existing teeth for as long as possible. Our team will help maintain the health of your teeth and gums,and provide information and advice on how to better look after your oral health. We offer a range of solutions too

Where is your dental clinic located?

We are located in Melbourne at 118-120 High street, Thornbury. We are on the border of Thornbury and South Preston, close to Bell Street, and just a stones throw away from surrounding suburbs like Northcote, Brunswick, Preston and Heidelberg.

Best Children’s Dentist in Melbourne

The Smile Designer specialises in comprehensive general kids dentistry and kids orthodontic solutions, recognizing the crucial stage of rapid mouth and teeth development in children. Our experienced team of children’s dentists in the northern suburbs of Melbourne offers solutions to promote proper oral development and health. We address important oral, aesthetic, and communication issues that commonly arise during childhood. Bring your child to us to address their dental concerns and ensure optimal teeth and oral development.

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Why Choose The Smile Designer

We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:



At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Fiona Persi B.Fiona Persi B. ★★★★★ I was highly recommended to visit the Smile Designer clinic and I must say that my experience with the Smile Designer clinic has been exceptionally brilliant. From the very first moment I walked in I was greeted by the wonderful receptionist at the front who was super friendly & attentive. I had a hygiene clean and check up with Dentist Nathan who made me feel very comfortable and explained the process of the treatment in such great detail. I was overall very pleased with the hygiene clean followed by the time Nathan took to sit me down and look over my before and after photos and focus on the treatment plan I have ahead. My next treatment I will be seeing Dev who is also a fabulous dentist to deal with, Dev always puts me at ease and gets the job done so professionally. He has actually cured my anxiety with dentists. Lastly I must add the aesthetics of this clinic are stunning, the cleanliness is terrific and I am glad that I can recommended my family and friends to a terrific team of dentists at the smile designer.Rebekah R.Rebekah R. ★★★★★ I had a great first consultation and clean at the smile designer. My dentist Maddie made me feel so comfortable, explaining everything and showing me photos of my teeth. All the staff were so friendly and the practice is beautifully designed to help you feel at ease. I would highly recommended this practice.S FS F ★★★★★ As someone whos dental anxiety has only gotten worse the longer I've avoided an appointment, I am so relieved to have found Dr. Madeline Duff and the TSD team!From the moment I plucked up the courage to call and book in, the whole team provided great communicaiton and radiated kindness and reassurance.Throughout my appointment, I always knew what was going on. I felt supported, at-ease, and in gentle but capable hands. My teeth feel the best that they ever have, and I am confident in my next steps to keep them healthy.I felt incredibly comfortable Dr. Madeline's chair, and (for the first time ever) am looking forward to my next dental appointment :)Thanks again for helping me get over my biggest fear, I could not reccomend the TSG team more for others facing the same!claire D.claire D. ★★★★★ I have always been very apprehensive to go to the dentist. So much so that it had been years since I had my teeth checked! But everyone was extremely warm and understanding, and I felt at ease from the moment I made my initial appointment over the phone. Kara was extremely friendly at the front desk, and Dr Huang was very patient with me. I am definitely going back for my follow-up appointments. Thank you again!Lila S.Lila S. ★★★★★ Can’t speak highly enough of Dr Madeline Duff and the whole team. Felt comfortable from the moment I stepped into their lovely surgery. Madeline was extremely professional and reassuring and made the whole experience very easy. Highly recommend.Kate O.Kate O. ★★★★★ Quite honestly the loveliest dentists experience I've ever had!I had a fixed wire that broke and they got me in the very next day to pop it back in, no questions asked. The staff were all so lovely and made me feel like I'd been going there for years - honestly can't fault it. Staff were beyond lovely, such a quick and painless procedure, and facilities were super swish.Please consider going here if you need anything done - you won't regret it!Oscar S.Oscar S. ★★★★★ I had my first appointment at The Smile Designer yesterday after not seeing a dentist in a couple of years. Garath, Kara, and the rest of the team were friendly, professional, and left me feeling confident with their assessment.rosa C.rosa C. ★★★★★ A massive thank you to the team at The Smile Designer especially Dr Madeline Duff who is an amazing dentist that took the time to explain and plan my dental transformation.Her work is impressive and she provides the best care possible.I’m very grateful for her dedication.Thank you to Maggie and Kara who are always very welcoming and friendly.Thank you so much —The Smile Designer.Maddzoggy TMaddzoggy T ★★★★★ This is by far the most incredible dentist I’ve ever stepped foot in. From the moment you walk in the receptionist are absolutely delightful and extremely helpful. Dr Gareth is hands down the most thorough dentist I’ve been seen in my life. 10/10 from entry to exit! Such a wonderful experience!suzie C.suzie C. ★★★★★ My son underwent a remarkable dental transformation at the hands of the talented The Smile Designer team. Thanks to the incredible work done by Madeleine, he now exudes confidence and has a radiant smile. Witnessing such a positive change in my son, I was inspired to book an appointment with Madeleine for myself. To my delight, her work was equally impressive.The entire team at The Smile Designer clinic is not only skilled but also exceptionally pleasant, which creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. As someone who used to find dental visits intimidating, I can honestly say that I have never felt more comfortable during a dental appointment. Now, I eagerly look forward to my next visit, knowing that I am in the hands of professionals who truly care about their patients' well-being.I highly recommend The Smile Designer to anyone seeking top-notch dental care and a positive experience. Their dedication and expertise have left a lasting impression on both my son and myself.Thank you 🙏🏻 THE SMILE DESIGNERMark K.Mark K. ★★★★★ As a new customer and someone who hasn't seen a dentist for years(!) I was a bit apprehensive.. but I shouldn't have been. I was really impressed. Dr Maddie is so knowledgeable, explains things clearly and has excellent attention to detail (like when it came to cleaning my teeth). Pricing is fair and really transparent and the service from when you walk in the door is so personable. I've booked my next appointment so I don't leave it so long again. My future me thanks you!Annie TAnnie T ★★★★★ Can't rave enough about Dr Maddy and the always friendly team at Smile Designer. The communication is great - they keep me informed and are never annoyed when I ask lots of questions. The space is clean, comfortable and stylish. Best dentist in the area.js_loader
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Our Preston dental clinic remains open 5 days a week. We offer morning and evening appointments to cater to your busy lifestyle. We invite and welcome all new patients as well existing patients to our state-of-the-art clinic to experience a smile journey like no other.
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