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.

AdrAdr ★★★★★ Gareth is incredible! By far the MOST attention to detail I’ve ever experienced from a dentist. He asked plenty of discovery questions to truly understand what I wanted to achieve and consistently checks for feedback. I felt so comfortable being really specific and picky about what I wanted done. ALSO the entire reception/admin team are so kind and welcoming.Isabelle H.Isabelle H. ★★★★★ So incredibly happy with my results with Dr Madeleine Duff, she was able to give me my dream smile with Invisalign and composite bonding within 12 months! And Maggie at the reception desk is always so welcoming and lovely to chat to, well worth the drive from Doreen.Anne N.Anne N. ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of having my teeth checked and cleaned by Dr Nathan Tran today.I was a little apprehensive at first since some cleans can be too hard (which feel very uncomfortable/painful), and others not hard enough (leaving me feel like I need another clean).Dr Tran took his time, and made sure that I was comfortable throughout. He showed me photos of my teeth before and after the clean - wow, what a difference! He also pointed out areas where he thinks I can strengthen/protect existing teeth to prevent potential cracking/decay (due to age) and possibly tooth removal. This has happened to me before so I was very grateful for his advice.The whole experience was easy and effortless, and I came away feeling reassured and positive about what I can do to keep my teeth clean and healthy.I highly recommend anyone who cares about their teeth as much as I do to go and see Dr Tran!Hayley F.Hayley F. ★★★★★ Just wanted to share my amazing experience with Dr. Gareth. From the moment I walked in, I was impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Gareth's professionalism and expertise really stood out. He took the time to explain everything clearly and made me feel at ease throughout my visit and my Invisalign journey. The quality of care I received was exceptional, and I couldn't be happier with the results of my dental work. The clinic itself was clean and the staff were super helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Gareth to anyone in need of a skilled and caring dentist. Thanks, Dr. Gareth, for providing such excellent dental care!Tracey L.Tracey L. ★★★★★ So grateful for Dr Gareth's expertise in repairing a large broken amalgam filling. It needed to be replaced with a crown. Lot of care and attention in this extensive appt.Grateful that nurse Chelsea was able to assist me for urgent appt, to be attended to promptly on a Monday morning and extremely happy crown is made on sites and fitted in 1 appt.Recommend highly.Katherine B.Katherine B. ★★★★★ Dr Dev and the entire team took immaculate care of me from start to finish. Due to part of my jaw missing, I have spent over a decade just coping with worsening jaw clicking and headaches. During the initial consult, Dev outlined all costs, treatments and expectations and immediately scanned me for a splint to wear. Absolutely everything was looked after and explained so clearly. All stress or hesitance connected with dentist visits(both personal and financial) was alleviated by them. I also loved the personalised welcome card projected on screen. I felt like an absolute princess. I cannot recommend the experience enough!Mrs W.Mrs W. ★★★★★ We were travelling and had a small 'emergency'. We walked in this morning and we were seen after filling in paperwork. We could not ask for nicer, sweeter, more comforting people all round. My 10year old can rest easier now and enjoy her time away. I wish we lived closer! Thank you so very much, I'm so very grateful.Vickie N.Vickie N. ★★★★★ Dr Nathan works dental magic! his expertise and attention to detail is fantastic . from the warm welcome to the flawless restoration process of my implant, every step was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured my comfort throughout. My my implant crown looks incredibly natural Dr. Nathan even followed up afterward. For excellent dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Nathan !Vee T.Vee T. ★★★★★ Today I had a wonderful experience at my appointment with Dr Gareth. I have been to the dentist many times in my life but still get those nerves going into any appointment. The second I walked in I was greeted by a lovely young lady who was so friendly and welcoming. My time with Dr Gareth was no different and he put me at ease quite quickly and answered all my questions with lots of information and care. Because of this I have decided to take further dental care with The Smile Designer. My experience with Mia after my appointment was warm, engaging, caring and most importantly very informative. Thank you to the team there and I very much look forward to my journey with Dr Gareth and for all my dental needs.ViPeckham F.Peckham F. ★★★★★ I have seen Dr Gareth several now and always have received fantastic care. He is very detailed in his approach but won't do any treatment that is not needed, just to charge you. Most recent visit to have my tooth taken out. He knew I had bad experienece with another dentist prior to this, and made sure he was gentle, but at the same time did an amazing (and fast) extraction, talking to me the whole time. Subsequent care was excellent as well, with follow up calls. I would highly recommend the whole practice, and especially Dr Gareth.Jenny Y.Jenny Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Gareth Huang's dental care exceeded expectations during my recent visit to The Smile Designer. His meticulous approach and genuine concern for patient comfort stood out. The clinic's cleanliness and the staff's professionalism further enhanced the experience. I highly recommend Dr. Huang for his exceptional dental care.Elizabeth K.Elizabeth K. ★★★★★ The team at smile designer are so lovely! I had a clean and check up with Dr Nathan and he was super informative and honest with what I required and thorough in explanation throughout!If your looking for a dentist, look no further 🫶🏼Hayley JHayley J ★★★★★ Great experience. Receptionist were friendly and welcoming. I saw Dr.Nathan, and he was excellent. I often feel anxious before/during dental appointments, but Dr. Nathan was great. Most comfortable I've ever felt at a dentist.js_loader
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