children's dentistry Adelaide

children's dental clinic Adelaide


Dr Zielinski - Providing Compassionate Dental Care for Children of All Ages

Your children's teeth are not just aesthetically important. They're essential for oral functions, such as speaking and chewing, and your child’s overall health. These factors are often overlooked by parents, which can lead to poor dental hygiene or poor dental health in young children. Fortunately, Dr. Zielinski & Associates are here to help as your local and experienced children’s dentist located conveniently in Glandore, just minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

We have an elite team of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants — all of whom are trained to care for your kids' oral health. We pride ourselves on being friendly, patient-focused, and efficient. We provide exceptional service with a smile, transforming the experiences of our patients into positive ones.


Trusted Children’s Dentist in Adelaide

What makes Dr. Zielinski & Associates the most trusted? It’s simple, we are parents too and we know children and children’s dental, together with the challenges that parents face ensuring that their child’s dental needs, no matter how small or insignificant they seem are attended to on a regular and timely basis. We listen and patiently answer all of your questions relating to your child’s dental care, we offer tips for maintaining oral hygiene and also tailor treatments to suit the unique needs of your child.

There are a lot of children’s dentists out there, however, our team at Dr. Zielinski & Associates are your local professionals when it comes to taking care of your children’s oral health with the utmost care and attention to your child’s needs. This is because we know that children’s mouths are different — their teeth and gums are still developing, so we understand the importance of assessing, monitoring, and caring for their teeth on a regular basis.

Book a dental consultation for your child today and they’ll be in good hands with us!

What We Offer

If you are looking for a reliable children's dental clinic that provides exceptional service, Dr. Zielinski & Associates is the perfect team to cater to your dental needs. We have been serving our community with high-quality dental care since 1996, and we are here for you today!

With over 26 years of experience and expertise, Dr. Zielinski & Associates knows the importance of protecting your child’s early smile. Our skilled children’s dentists offer a wide range of dental care options designed to meet each patient's needs, including:


Dental check-ups

Regardless of age, we recommend having twice a year check-ups for proper dental hygiene, along with regular cleaning of teeth. We also cater to the needs of patients whether they have a toothache or other dental concerns.

Dental x-rays

All children should be examined in the early years of their life to ensure that there are no dental abnormalities and that their teeth are properly aligned. The x-rays taken will then help us diagnose any problems and identify what types of treatment they may need in the future.

Teeth cleaning and scaling

Cleaning is the most vital aspect of dental care for children and adults as well. We keep our gums and teeth healthy with regular brushing and flossing, but we also recommend professional teeth cleaning to ensure the complete elimination of plaque build-up.

Dental filling

It is normal for children to develop small cavities due to their intake of sweets and snacks, but if they are not treated in time, they will result in a much larger cavity that needs to be filled. Our Adelaide dentist will then remove the portion of the decayed tooth and fill the affected area with dental restoration material.


No matter how young your child is, sometimes, routine oral exams and check-ups result in the need to remove teeth because they become damaged. In any case, we always inform you about what we need to do to keep your child's teeth healthy and properly growing.

Aside from those above, we also offer orthodontic and cosmetic dental procedures. We understand that each child has unique dental needs, so we take time with you and your child during your appointment to ensure that both parties are comfortable with the proposed treatment plan and confident to achieve the desired goals for your child’s oral health.

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Dental Anxiety

Many children are either too scared or uncomfortable to have any dental work done because of their fears. This is because of a variety of reasons, but mostly due to the oral and antisocial behaviour that many children exhibit in our clinic. Children are more likely to be anxious because they have more complex emotions than adults and they tend to feel embarrassed or anxious when having their teeth examined and cleaned by a child dentist.

These cases are sometimes inevitable and that’s why we have many treatment options available for you to choose from, depending on the dental services required for your child.

There are many ways you can help your child feel better after visiting our dental clinic so that this doesn't become an ongoing problem.


Tips on How to Help Your
Child Overcome Dental Anxiety

It's not a rare thing for children and people, in general, to experience a level of dental anxiety when they go in for a cleaning and exam. Dentists don't always make it onto our list of favourite professionals. Add in the noise and bright lights that are used during an exam, and sometimes scary-looking equipment like drills, needles, and suction tips. But worry not as here are some tips for you and your children to get over that dental anxiety.


1. Start introducing good oral hygiene as early as possible. Make them enjoy each session of brushing by teaching them proper brushing techniques while doing things they love like dancing or humming sounds.

2. Do not bring them with you during your dental appointment as they may see you anxious before the dental procedure and in pain after. This may lead to them having a negative impression of dental visits.

3. Help your child control their emotions so that they don't interfere with the dentist's work by trying to distract them with a game or by reading a book together while you wait for them to get ready to get to the dental clinic.

4. Get a couple of their favourite things ready to take with them for their visit, like snacks, a blanket, and small toys, so they aren't as nervous or worried.



The more you can help your child manage the anxiety that they feel when they have to go to the children’s dentist, the better. Remember, children develop at different rates and often experience things differently than adults do - even if something may not seem like a big deal to us, we need to remember that from our child's perspective, it's probably a struggle and difficult experience.

And with that, we have Dr. Zielinski & Associates to ensure that every dental visit isn't going to turn into a nightmare for your child. Talk to us for options on how to go on with every dental procedure they need. Just call 08 8351 6969.


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Oral Health Tips for Children and Teenagers

If you're a parent of a child or a teenager, then you may know how difficult it is to encourage them to practise good oral hygiene. They must maintain good oral habits to keep their teeth and gums healthy and free from infection, and it will help them avoid having problems with speech and eating. With that, here are some tips to help your child maintain good oral hygiene:


Brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day or as instructed by our Adelaide children’s dentist

For older kids and teenagers, start flossing them every day and make sure to include the hard-to-reach spaces between teeth. If they have braces or other orthodontic devices, make sure to go over them with floss as well

Don’t forget to clean their tongue and use a gentle mouthwash when they already know how to rinse and spit


These tips seem easy to follow, right? But to help you understand good oral habits better, we answered some of the most frequently asked questions that apply to your children's oral health.

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First Dental Visit for Babies and Toddlers


First Dental Visit for Babies and Toddlers

Here at Dr. Zielinski & Associates, we believe that good oral health begins at an early age. The first step to a healthy future is preventive care like regular check-ups, cleaning, fluoride treatments, and teeth extractions. That's why we offer customised dental care for babies and toddlers, too.

Our dental clinic is specifically designed to accommodate people of all ages, even children. Our dentists are very professional and gentle in treating your babies and toddlers. We understand that you might be feeling anxious and uncertain as to how your baby will respond to our process, however at Dr. Zielinski & Associates we take special care when it comes to children, especially babies and toddlers with sensitive teeth. Our caring staff will ensure that your children are comfortable during each of their check-ups and treatments.


Know When To Visit The Dentist

For your babies without teeth yet, wipe their gums with a damp cloth to remove any traces of leftover food and milk. And then you can visit your local children’s dentistry clinic in Glandore once the first tooth comes in. While every child is different, most children tend to have the first tooth come through at around six months old.

After which, we recommend that you visit our dental clinic every six months to have your baby's teeth checked. This way, we can examine the milk teeth and determine what kind of dental care is best suited for your baby or toddler and whether any treatment is needed at all. This will help to reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum diseases, and mouth sores.

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Dental Appointments for Kindergarten & Primary School


Kindergarten and primary school are the school years where children love to eat just about everything delicious, but the dental care they receive is anything but enjoyable. If a child doesn't get their teeth cleaned after every meal and snack, icky bacteria can linger on teeth, and gum infections begin to form.

Poor dental hygiene can have a lot of negative impacts on our little ones' health and development. Children today have a much higher chance than ever to develop cavities or periodontal disease because of the lack of time spent with their teeth, meaning, they miss out on brushing them twice a day and flossing daily.

During the primary school years, their permanent teeth start to grow in, so it’s in these school years that you must frequent the dentist most regularly to ensure that good oral hygiene routines can be established. With the guidance of our paediatric dentists here at Dr. Zielinski & Associates, we can guide your children about the importance of proper oral hygiene and keeping their teeth healthy.

What To Expect When You Have a Dental Appointment With Us


Here at Dr. Zielinski & Associates, we make sure our patients will always have a great experience every single visit. From the moment you walk through our clinic doors, our team is on hand to make sure your child’s needs are met. And to help you know what to expect on your first visit, here are the things we would do:

Ask for your child’s personal details and dental check-up history

Do thorough teeth and gums examination

Look for signs of plaque, tooth decay, or gum disease

Suggest oral hygiene techniques

Discuss preventive and restorative solutions for any damaged teeth


Depending on the findings, your child may undergo any or a combination of the following services: dental sealants, dental fillings, dental crowns, and extraction. However, before doing any of these procedures, we will first discuss the process, the duration, the service fee (if applicable), and the post-procedure care tips with you to ensure we answer all your questions


Talk to us today by calling 08 8351 6969.

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