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Your initial visit


Visits to Lydiard Street Dental Clinic are made fun for your child. We suggest the first visit be at 3 years of age - once all the baby teeth have emerged. It may include taking a ride in our chair or having their own baby teeth counted and polished. Bringing your children to your own check-ups, helps them learn that this is a routine task.

Dental appointments for children are important to ensure they develop good oral habits. We will teach your child about the benefits of a healthy diet, the correct way to toothbrush and reinforce the importance of brushing morning and night. Regular dental examinations allow us to assess that permanent teeth are emerging correctly and promptly treat any irregularities - preventing major orthodontic problems in the future.

Fissure sealants, a thin coating of a plastic material is applied to the biting surfaces of some teeth, creating a barrier between the bacteria in plaque and the tooth. For those children involved in contact sports, we custom-fit mouthguards to better safeguard against injuries or loss of teeth.


New patients are always welcome. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time to fill in an assessment for us to understand your needs.

Your initial exam begins with a discussion on your general health, as the relationship between oral and general health is significant. Research indicates inadequate oral health can influence the severity of other conditions within the body such as diabetes and heart disease.  We check for oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, problems with grinding and more.

In dentistry, anytime we discover a problem early, it is normally easier to fix and less expensive, also avoiding unnecessary pain and dental emergencies. If you are having an issue with pain, we will naturally attend to this first.

Personalised Care

At Lydiard Street Dental Clinic, we understand that you are unique may have different preferences and requirements to another person.  We do not use the "One shoe fits-all" approach.  We work closely with you to understand what you want and what suits you best, and provide you with a personalised treatment plan that is customised to fit-in with your requirements.  We will also advise you on what you can do to minimise the risk of costly dental problems, gum disease and how to maintain your oral health at optimal levels.

If you are interested in changing the appearance of your smile, we can complete a smile analysis. Our treatment options vary from minor cosmetic adjustments, through to complete smile makeovers.

Patient referrals

Lydiard Street Dental Clinic is very grateful to our existing patients for the significant volume of people they are referring to us.  We would like to take this opportunity thank all our patients for sending your friends, family, neighbors and even business colleagues to our practice. These referrals mean a great deal to us. They tell us that we are doing a great job for you and that you trust us to do the same for other people in your sphere of influence.

Your initial
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