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Children’s Dentistry

Little girl getting teeth checkedOur dental team is proud to offer general dental care for children of all ages—from those who are just beginning to develop baby teeth to toddlers, teens and everyone in between.

A general checkup and clean for a child is quite similar to a visit for an adult—though we’ll always try to make it a bit more fun for your little one.

At a pediatric visit, we’ll examine your child’s mouth and teeth to ensure everything looks as it’s supposed to. We may identify crowding or spacing issues early on and recommend proper orthodontic care if need be in older children. We’ll also check for cavities and gum issues, letting you know of anything we find. If we need to take x-rays, we’ll let you know. Then, we’ll move on to cleaning your child’s teeth.

The entire process takes roughly 45 minutes – one hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through some of our frequently asked questions—if you have any of your own not answered here, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to speak with you about any concerns you may have.

Can milk from a bottle affect my toddler’s teeth or gums?

If your child continues to drink milk from a bottle as they grow and their teeth or gums aren’t being cleaned before they go to bed, it’s possible for cavities and decay to occur just as it would in adult teeth. If your child is experiencing severe tooth decay, we will likely refer them out to a specialist for the best possible care.

How often should I bring my child in for a visit?

Children should visit the dentist in the same regularity that adults do—we recommend a general checkup and clean every six months. As a child’s mouth is continuously shifting and growing, it’s important to keep their regular visits so that any common issues can be caught and corrected early on.

When should I bring my child in for their first dental visit?

As a general rule of thumb, bringing your child in for a checkup around the time that their first baby tooth erupts is a good idea. Not only can we take a look in their mouth to make sure everything looks ok, but this will also start to make them familiar with visiting our practice. It’s something they can look forward to instead of being scared or nervous about as they will be used to accompanying mum or dad on their visits.

What should I do if my child is nervous or anxious about their visit?

We’re used to working with kids who may not be thrilled to visit the dentist—but don’t worry, we take every precaution possible to ensure that their time is fun and educational with us. We have toys in the practice that they can play with, and parents are free to join them chairside to help keep them relaxed and comfortable.

Learn More Today

Is it time for your little one to pay us a visit? We can’t wait to meet them and help to set them on the path to proper oral health for life. If you’d like to learn more about our children’s dental services, contact us today to book a visit.

We look forward to connecting with you soon.
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Children’s Dentistry in Cannington WA | (08) 9356 3077