Scale & Clean
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Root Canal Therapy
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Lost Fillings or Crowns
First Dental Visit
Medicare Bulk Billing
Full Arch Implants
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You will be taking your child to the dentist for the first time. You’re nervous about how your child will react to the dentist and whether they’ll be comfortable with all of the equipment in the office.Imagine a dental office where children are happy to come back again and again! At Smiles in Currambine, we make sure that your little one feels comfortable at each appointment. Our friendly staff makes it easy for you to bring your kids back regularly so they can get used to seeing us on a regular basis.
When a child comes to Smiles in Currambine for the first time, we work hard to provide excellent dental care and facilitate an atmosphere that makes them get to know us and feel comfortable. Our friendly staff will take great care of your family’s teeth so they can enjoy healthy smiles for years to come.
The first dental visit enables young children to feel comfortable, safe, and happy at our dental clinic. Having your child see the dentist early is crucial for preventing dental cavities, as tooth decay is the most common dental issue among children. In addition, it helps your child become accustomed to the idea of taking care of their teeth and gums from a young age. They will grow up with a positive association with dental care.
At Smiles in Currambine, we understand the concerns parents have about their child's dental visits. Our friendly team ensures a positive experience for kids by offering fun activities and creating a welcoming environment where children feel at ease throughout their appointment.
We work closely with parents to develop personalised treatment plans that cater to each child's specific needs. Our caring approach ensures that your child receives the best possible care, making dental visits stress-free and enjoyable.
With vibrant colours and kid-friendly decor, our dental clinic is designed to make children feel comfortable and excited about visiting the dentist. Our compassionate staff members ensure a warm and caring atmosphere, providing peace of mind to parents while their child receives top-notch dental care.
Dental decay in children affects long-term oral health and general wellbeing. We recommend taking your child for their first dental visit within six months of the first tooth appearing, or at about 12 months at the latest.
Prepare for your child’s first dental visit by talking to the dentist about your concerns and questions. You can also inquire about filling out health history forms ahead of time and whether the office will want any additional information in order to reduce the amount of time you spend waiting in the office. Make a list of any questions, fill out any paperwork, and write down the child’s prescriptions. A call to your dental health fund provider can also validate your coverage and identify if other copays are required.
It is best to schedule the first dental visit for your child when they are most likely to cooperate and be at their most active. Take some time to discuss what will happen at the dentist appointment with your child. You can also help kids picture what a friendly dentist appointment would be like by reading books or watching a television show about it. If your child is a preschooler or older, talk to them about what to expect during their visit. Maintain a positive attitude and talk enthusiastically about the dental appointment to help your child feel at ease rather than terrified. If you notice your child is anxious, bring a plush animal companion or an older sibling along. They can go first, and the dentist can demonstrate the procedure and answer any questions your child may have.
First visits are primarily for acclimating children to the dentist’s chair and educating parents on how to best care for their children’s teeth. A complete oral health exam may be performed during your child’s first dental appointment, which generally lasts 30 minutes to an hour. It may entail examining teeth for signs of disease, polishing them, and removing plaque, tartar, and stains. In addition, the dentist will show you how to floss your child’s fragile teeth and gums at home and will give you guidance on how to use fluoride appropriately. The dentist will most likely discuss your child’s dental hygiene practices and diet, as well as how to prevent mouth injuries.
The dentist may order an x-ray depending on your child’s age to detect rotting teeth or see if a baby tooth is harming other healthy adult teeth. X-rays are rarely used on children under ten unless they are absolutely required.
A paediatric dentist specialises in providing dental care to infants and children up to adolescence in a comfortable environment. Conversely, general dentists treat children, teens, adults, and the elderly. Paediatric dentists are additionally trained in dental paediatrics, pediatric growth and development, and child behaviour. Both paediatric dentists and general dentists provide dental care to children, but paediatric dentists specialise in treating children. Also, their staff has been trained to care for children with special needs, like those with autism.
- Consider the credentials of a children’s dentist before scheduling a consultation session. Check to see if they have the experience you need. Also, look for a dentist who places a high value on continuing education.
- Ask for recommendations from other parents. You can also read reviews online.
- Check out the dental clinic and see if the atmosphere and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Children should be handled by experienced, skilled people who have the right temperament. The location of the dental clinic should also be convenient.
- Dental treatment can be expensive, regardless of age. Select a dental office that offers several payment options and payment plans. Before visiting a dentist, make sure they accept your dental health fund.
- Consider a dentist’s availability in case of emergencies. Since children are quite active, there can be emergencies such as breaking a tooth, knocking out a tooth, or suffering from a severe toothache.
Ensure your child’s oral health journey begins on the right foot. Book their first dental visit now to set the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
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