Childrens Dentistry

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Fun & Friendly Children's Dentist in Cockburn

You’re the parent of a young child, and you want to make sure they have healthy teeth. But, you’re unsure of how to go about it and want to know more.

 Our dental professionals have experience and are trained in dealing with children, so they know how to treat them with care and compassion. We also use the latest technology in our dental office, so your kids can get dental treatment faster than ever before.

At Gateways Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive oral health care tailored to the specific needs of growing children and teenagers. We focus on dental care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth during different stages of childhood. Our goal is not only to provide quality treatment but to establish a positive dental experience for your child by building trust and good rapport.

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First Dental Visit

Your child’s first trip to the dentist is a big deal. Make it easy and fun with Gateways Dental Centre. We offer dental services in Cockburn & Success area that are designed around your family’s needs. Our team of dentists will make sure your child has a pleasant experience while maintaining the highest standards of care for oral health.

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Fissure Sealants

If you have a child under the age of 14, it is important to maintain their dental health. Dental sealants are an inexpensive way to protect your child’s teeth from cavities and tooth decay. During this time in their life, they will be susceptible to cavities due to the fact that they are still developing strong oral hygiene habits. Cavity prevention can make all the difference for your child’s smile!

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Medicare Bulk Billing

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Medicare-funded program that provides dental treatment to qualifying children. If you have a child under the age of 18, they may be eligible for free dental services. We can provide all necessary treatments in one visit, including: cleanings, fillings and extractions.

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The Benefits Of Early Dental Visits For Children

Parents may teach their children basic brushing and flossing techniques at home, but going to the dentist provides for additional needs and instruction. Children and their parents are given age-appropriate advice on selecting and using the proper dental care tools. There are also resources for displaying children’s locations where plaques have been missed so that they can adapt their self-care accordingly.
A child’s body changes a lot from birth to age eighteen. In terms of oral health, the child’s jaw grows and changes shape as an adult. Working with a dentist assures that your child receives the best treatment available throughout their childhood and adolescence. And to help them keep a healthy smile throughout their development.
Cavities cause tooth decay, which can be prevented by taking your child to the dentist regularly. Lack of sufficient dental care promotes dental cavities among children, which, if untreated, can lead to major oral health difficulties in the future. A child’s dentist can help prevent dental cavities as well as provide vital oral hygiene advice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Children's Dentistry

Experts recommend taking your child within six months of the first tooth erupting, or about twelve months at the latest. However, you may wait until they are two, if your child has transitioned from the bottle to the cup and doesn’t snack or drink during the night. At that point, dental visits are recommended every six months. When your child is between the ages of 4 and 6, the dentist will take an X-ray to look for cavities.

Communicate well. Use child-friendly words when setting expectations and let the dental professionals and staff explain the procedures later.

Role play. Before their first dentist visit, try to practise playing the role of dentist. Count your child’s teeth with a toothbrush and a small flashlight when you check inside their mouth.

Avoid rewards. It is best not to keep promises or rewards when they behave well at the clinic. Experts say this might cause confusion instead of easing their fear or showing good behaviour.

Teach them the importance of a good oral hygiene routine.
Teach your child that going to the dentist is a necessity, not a choice, and that the dentist will take care of their teeth so that they can eat.

Keep it simple. Be careful not to over-explain when preparing for your first visit. Further information about a treatment like a filling may cause additional stress. Don’t give your child false hope when talking about a future visit.

Depending on your child’s age, the appointment may include a thorough assessment of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to assess growth and development. If necessary, your child may be given a gentle professional cleaning. Cleaning the teeth and eliminating plaque, tartar, and stains are all part of the procedure.

The dentist may demonstrate to you and your child proper home cleaning techniques, including flossing, as well as advise you on the importance of fluoride treatment. Because baby teeth fall off, X-rays are rarely performed. However, depending on your child’s age, your child’s dentist may advise X-rays to diagnose decay.

  • Reducing the risk of decay and the future need for tooth fillings.
  • Maintain the health of your teeth by preventing food and plaque from getting trapped.
  • Smooth surfaces are easier to clean.
Most procedures take only a few minutes per tooth, and the procedure is quick and simple. The tooth is properly cleaned, prepared with a specific solution, and dried. A bright light is used to set the liquid sealant after it has been applied.
In Australia, dental care can be quite expensive. Fortunately, there are various health funds you can use for your dental treatments. The significant advantage of Medicare bulk billing is the benefit of receiving the dental service you require without paying out-of-pocket. Instead, the clinic will bill Medicare for the service and accept the Medicare benefit schedule as full payment,

The Medicare dental services that are covered by dentists and bulk-billing under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) include the following:

  • Dental Examinations.
  • Dental X-Rays.
  • Dental Scale and Cleaning.
  • Dental Fissure Sealing.
  • Dental Fillings.
  • Root canal treatments.
  • Denture.
  • Extractions of teeth.

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perfect smile today!