Children need to be treated with “kid gloves”, and that’s exactly what our dentists do.
We are gentle, we take the time to explain to our younger patients what we are going to do and why, and we utilise techniques that make the visit as short and comfortable as possible.
We want your kids to stay with us as their family dentists for life, so we take the time to teach them easy to follow good oral care practices from an early age.
You may also be interested in the Wand for your child, which is an alternative to a syringe. Often this is the main fear of a trip to the dentist.
The Wand is a computer-controlled injection, used for the injection of local anaesthesia. The injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady, which increases the level of comfort for the patient.
The stinging pain patients feel when receiving an injection is often caused by the fluid being injected too fast. As a machine regulates the Wand, this factor of pain is eliminated. The system is available at our Joondalup practice.
Why not make an appointment for a check-up for your child using the Book Now button above? You will get an instantly confirmed appointment at a time that suits you.
How do I take care of my baby/toddler’s teeth?
If your baby doesn’t have any teeth yet, you can wipe her gums with a clean warm wet cloth after every feed. Once she gets her first teeth, make sure you clean them after feeds with a warm wet cloth and avoid letting your baby fall asleep with a bottle. Do not allow your baby to drink anything else but milk or water from a bottle. Your toddler can have their teeth brushed the same way as the rest of the family. Until they are three years old they may not be able to spit, so avoid putting too much toothpaste on the brush and use only a smear rather than a blob of paste to brush their teeth. You may choose to use a milk teeth toothpaste with less fluoride until the first permanent teeth start erupting, but using regular toothpaste is also fine, as long as you use it in small quantities.
How can I introduce my child to good oral health routine right from the start?
Each time you have an appointment with our hygienist, your teeth are professionally scaled and polished, and remineralising agent is applied. We screen your mouth for gum disease, malignancies and tooth decay. Preventing problems is vital to good health, so our hygiene team will discuss with you how to best look after your teeth and gums at home. A dental therapist is a vital part of our team, offering a wonderful service treating dental concerns in children. A dental therapist is a great alternative to seeing a dentist, especially for young children. Our therapist has a great way of making children’s visits fun and enjoyable.
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