CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

Our goal at Subiaco Square Dental is to establish a foundation of healthy oral habits from a young age. We provide many preventive treatments for children, including teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, nutrition counselling, bite correction, and cavity risk assessments.

Children are susceptible to cavities, gum disease, and other oral conditions just like adults, so it’s important to carry out regular check-ups from a young age. We offer a range of solutions to keep your child’s mouth healthy and pain-free!

When should you book your children’s first appointment?

It is recommended your child’s first appointment is made around the time their first teeth erupt, around age one. With regular visits, our team at Subiaco Square Dental can detect any dental problems in their very early stages and implement the necessary treatment to prevent them from developing.

DIET & DECAY

Children who constantly snack or graze on food and drink with a high sugar content are at a significantly higher risk of tooth decay. This is because bacteria (plaque) in the mouth produce acid when sugar is consumed and the mouth needs a lot of time between sugary snacks to neutralise plaque acids. Water consumed alongside sugary or starchy snacks may reduce acid levels in the mouth more quickly and slow down the tendency towards decay. Better still, we recommend removing sugary snacks from your child’s (and your own!) diet completely.

ORTHODONTIC SCREENING

Early detection of problems with the alignment of your child’s teeth and jaws opens the door for interceptive treatment, and can often remove the need for braces down the track. We offer a wide range of treatment options suitable for children, and have a close relationship with local orthodontists, should referral be appropriate.

TOOTH SEALANTS

Tooth sealants or fissure sealants are often applied to the biting surface of back teeth. They are a protective barrier that fills the grooves on teeth, making hard to reach teeth easier to clean.

30 MIN

What to expect

This visit involves a brief check by one of our Dentists to establish the health of their gums, check their teeth are coming through correctly, and advise on the best cleaning techniques. You may like to schedule your child’s appointments in conjunction with your own.

Our child-friendly dentists will begin by forming a relationship with your little one, and will complete their examination in whichever way your child is most comfortable – be that in the dental chair or sitting on your knee. The number, position, and health of their teeth and gums will be assessed, and x-rays may be taken if appropriate.

Where your child is comfortable, their teeth will be gently polished with a flavoured fluoride toothpaste, and instructions will be given regarding appropriate brushing and flossing techniques for home.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Professional dental care has been made more accessible to many families by the presence of Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible families with financial support for basic dental healthcare. Each eligible child is entitled to a $1000 benefit to use over a two year period. A child is normally eligible for treatment under the CDBS if:

1. They are aged between 2 and 17 years
2. They belong to a family that receives Family Tax Benefits.

Call our friendly team today on
08 9381 2200 for more information

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10 Subiaco Square Road Subiaco, WA 6008

(08) 9381 2200 contact@subiacosquaredental.com.au

© 2017 Subiaco Square Dental

Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun CLOSED

10 Subiaco Square Road Subiaco, WA 6008

(08) 9381 2200 contact@subiacosquaredental.com.au

© 2017 Subiaco Square Dental