1 in 2 Australian children need fillings before age 5

Thursday, 22 June 2017
1 in 2 Australian children need fillings before age 5

Did you know that 48% of Australian children need fillings before the age of 5?
You never want your child to get cavities or need fillings. But shockingly, for many children the situation is much worse than cavities. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth removal and crowns, often costing parents many thousands of dollars. (If your child has hypomineralisation or low tooth enamel they may need special care - click here).

Read the shocking story of what happened to the 4 year old daughter of an Inspiro employee here: 11 holes in her teeth and only 4 years-old

Inspiro Facebook comments show an alarming pattern of tooth decay in baby teeth

Although that story may sound rare and unusual to some parents, the kind of thing they can't ever imagine happening to their child (or just hope won't happen), it's far more common than most realise. For proof, see just a fraction of the Facebook comments below from local parents dealing with similarly shocking tooth decay (and enormous dental bills) in their children's baby teeth.

Children with fillings crowns rotten teeth spending thousands to see dentist

Sugars in fruit causing dental problems for young children

Free teeth check and dental work for children in the Yarra Ranges

Inspiro has a free teeth screening and check for children (age 0 - 12) in the Yarra Ranges. Currently Inspiro dentists attend primary schools and pre-schools all over the Yarra Ranges but we recommend you bring your child in well before pre-school age for their first (free) dental check-up. This may help you to avoid spending thousands of dollars on expensive mouth surgery in later years.

jack dental check up

It may not be your fault if your child has hypoplasia or low tooth enamel

the medical world is still unsure why hypomineralisation and low or no tooth enamel cases present in children. Click here to find out about low or no teeth enamel occurring in children.

Children can see a dentist at Inspiro free

Inspiro treats children from age 0 to age 12 free of charge. Call Inspiro on 9028 0153 to organise an appointment or to check if your children's teeth have any decay.

We have dentists who specialise in working with children

Inspiro has a large dental clinic that includes dentists who specialise in working with children. That means that they work with children every day and can make the experience much more positive and less scary.

Inspiro dentist Cathy Imperial doing dental work on a young child

Inspiro dentists specialise in working with young children

Common dental questions we get from parents

Find out the answers to our most commonly asked dental questions, including why some dentists cost a lot more than others here: answers to the most commonly asked dental questions

The numbers speak for themselves

Inspiro's dentists are required to meet higher standards of quality than general dental practitioners. Because of this standard our dental clinical results are exemplary. Read more about our dental services here: www.inspiro/our-services/browse-by-service/dental

Our clinical dental stats are higher

About Inspiro

Inspiro is a not-for-profit health service that provides nutrition and dietetics advice and guidance, diabetes education and diabetes management advice, dental services, podiatry, counselling, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy and many other services to residents of suburbs including:

Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.  

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