Affordable & Friendly

Adelaide’s Children’s Dental Clinic

in the southern suburbs

At O’Halloran Hill Dental, we place great importance on children’s dental and oral hygiene. This starts with the education of children and their parents from a young age – it’s the key to developing good habits.

A child’s baby teeth or primary teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. Like adults, children are at risk of dental decay. This is made even more prevalent with the level of sugars in today’s food.

By establishing good oral hygiene habits from a young age, children will be well equipped to enjoy healthy teeth for life. During appointments and check-ups, we aim to help educate parents and children, showing them the best brushing and flossing techniques. To learn more about our dental examinations & checkups click the link provided and to book your Children’s Dental appointment please give our team a call today.

We help parents and children by demonstrating brushing and flossing techniques. A demonstration allows both parent and child to practice the techniques in clinic with a professional. We often receive feedback from parents that this is helpful in convincing children of the importance of oral hygiene.

We also show parents what looks normal and what might be of concern. This way parents can better identify any issues and help with prevention.

By getting your child to brush their teeth in the best possible way, it limits the amount of plaque build-up and decay. This can help  prevent the need for major dental work in the future.

To book an appointment for Children’s Dental please call (08) 8381 4113.

Joshua Nitschke
Joshua Nitschke
Friendly expert staff make for as great an experience as possible
Grub Boy
Grub Boy
I can highly recommend Dr Joey. Very easy to speak with and her manner puts you completely at ease. And besides all that she does an excellent job with efficiency and attention to detail...
Arthur Bailey
Arthur Bailey
Yep they are Verry good I have been going there for the past over 30 years and they have only got even better. Fantastic service.
Joe South
Joe South
Dr Joey was fantastic, had a lot of work done but it was painless and very well priced. Highly recommend
arjun tokhi
arjun tokhi
Thank you again for making my dental appointment stress free. Very friendly staff, on time which is a nice change to previous dental experiences. If your looking for a dental clinic down south try OHdental
Joanna Pessios
Joanna Pessios
Friendly staff, easy parking, great dentist. Highly recommend them.
Andrew Kampes
Andrew Kampes
Had a fall and had serious damage to upper jaw and front teeth Dr Evan Jones is a magician and the cost was incredibly reasonable. Cannot recommend this dentist enough they made it almost a pleasure having most of my front teeth broken. Thank you DR. Jones
Greg L
Greg L
I am so grateful for the caring, friendly service provided by all of the staff at this clinic. I have previously recommended them to friends/family and will continue to do so.

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Frequently asked questions about children’s dental care in Adelaide

Firstly you want to use a toothbrush with a very soft bristles & a small brush head. You can find infant tooth brushes in your local chemist & in most supermarkets.

You should get in the habit of doing it once a day at night during bath time.

Start this as soon as teeth come through so your baby gets used to it early on to help create good habits.

The brushing itself should be soft.

Your first dental visit should be around your child’s first birthday. All dentists recommend something similar to this.

By 1 most of the baby teeth should be out or starting to come out, and by having your baby go to the dentist when you go will bring familiarity with the smells, sounds and process over time, to make there first real experience at the dentist easier.

Baby bottle tooth decay is a pattern of rapid decay associated with prolonged nursing. It happens when a child goes to sleep while breast-feeding and/or bottle-feeding. During sleep, the flow of saliva is reduced and the natural self-cleansing action of the mouth is diminished.

Avoid nursing children to sleep or putting anything other than water in their bedtime bottle. Encourage your child to drink from a cup as they approach their first birthday. He/she should be weaned from the bottle at 12-14 months of age. 

Thumb and dummy sucking habits that go on for a long period of time can create crowded, crooked teeth or bite problems. If they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers when the permanent teeth arrive, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your dentist. Most children stop these habits on their own.

It is recommended that toothpaste with fluoride should not be used until your child is 3 years of age. Before this age use either water or infant tooth paste which can be bought at the chemist or supermarket. (only us a very small amount when you do use infant toothpaste or even normal toothpaste if they are 3 years or older)

Comfort your child, rinse his/her mouth with warm salt water and apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth on your child’s face if it is swollen. Children’s Panadol for pain may be used.

With contemporary safeguards, such as lead aprons and high-speed film, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. Even though there is very little risk, pediatric dentists are particularly careful to minimize the exposure of child patients to radiation. In fact, dental X-rays represent a far smaller risk than an undetected and untreated dental problem.

Mouth guards are a top priority if your child is playing a sport. Mouth Guards protect the teeth, lips, gyms from injury. We can custom fir the mouth guard as well so if you do want one please give us a call.

First of all, remain calm. If possible, find the tooth and hold it by the crown rather than the root.

Replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk and take your child and the glass immediately to the dentist.

The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth

Sore gums when teeth erupt are part of the normal eruption process in babies. The discomfort is eased for some children by use of a teething biscuit, a piece of toast or a frozen teething ring.

Your pharmacy should also have medications that can be rubbed on the gums to reduce the discomfort. One of the most recommended tooth gels in Adelaide is the “Women’s & Children’s Teething Gel”

Usually the space between these teeth will close over time, but if you are finding there is no change bring you child in for us to have a look.

Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt. Some of them are necessary until a child is 12 years old or longer.

Pain, infection of the gums and jaws, impairment of general health and premature loss of teeth are just a few of the problems that can happen when baby teeth are neglected. Also, because tooth decay is really an infection and will spread, decay on baby teeth can cause decay on permanent teeth.

Proper care of baby teeth is instrumental in enhancing the health of your child.

Four things are necessary for cavities to form —

  • A tooth,
  • Bacteria
  • Sugars or other carbohydrates and
  • Time.

Dental plaque is a thin, sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that constantly forms on everyone’s teeth.

When you eat, the sugars in your food cause the bacteria in plaque to produce acids that attack the tooth enamel.

With time and repeated acid attacks, the enamel breaks down and a cavity forms.

Diet & oral hygiene are the main drivers of tooth decay. If you do not brush often and eat foods with high sugar contents you will be at more risk.

meet the team of

Dentists You Can Trust

For your children’s dental care in Adelaide

Dr. Jai Soin


Dr. Max Tu


Marguerita Kalogiannis (Hygienist)

Dental Hygienist