Fun & Friendly Children's Dentist in Cockburn
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.
Our Childrens Dentists Services at Gateways Dental Centre
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.
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!
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.
The Benefits Of Early Dental Visits For Children
Frequently Asked Questions About Children's Dentistry
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.