At Stirling Street Dental Clinic, we take the time to understand your child's needs. We know that dental fear starts in childhood, specifically during the first visit.
Most parents consult our children's dentist at our Perth clinic regarding their children's oral health. We want to make it a positive experience for parents too. We'll take the time to sit with you and discuss any concerns or issues you may have.
Specialist paediatric dental clinic
Our dentists are comfortable treating children and know how to handle different dental problems related to children, from inadequate oral hygiene to dental developmental difficulties. There's nothing wrong with choosing a general dentist, but we take pride in having the essential knowledge in terms of children's psychology, development, and growth.
The expertise of our dental professionals is proven and tested for children, including disabled, mentally challenged children and other special needs.
Start early with preventative oral health
While our professional team can take care of all of your dentistry needs, prevention is the best course of action. Early education on healthy eating and tooth-cleaning habits alongside regular dental visits can help achieve a lifetime of good dental health. We recommend booking an appointment with your dentist every six months for a complete checkup and clean.
The first dental appointment
Once your child's baby teeth have come through, they are ready for their first dental checkup. The first dental visit should take place no later than their first year. Bring your child to Stirling Street Dental Clinic six months after their first tooth erupts. This is to determine the type of care suitable for their dental condition.
Our dentist will check for any signs of tooth decay or other issues during your appointment. X-rays may also be taken for a more detailed examination. Your dentist will then be able to monitor your development and advise on how to care for your growing teeth properly. Your dentists may also clean their teeth depending on your child's needs.
Starting children's dentistry at a young age helps get them comfortable with dental treatments. The friendly team at Stirling Street Dental perform gentle yet effective treatments so that children can start strong in a warm, relaxed environment.
Helping children clean their teeth
To ensure your child has a healthy smile, encourage healthy habits in their oral health routine. Lead by example, showing them how to brush and floss your teeth at least twice each day, spending at least two minutes making sure your mouth is clean.
The right timing to start brushing your child's teeth will vary depending on their needs and development. Once your child is 18 months old, you can brush their teeth with a suitably sized brush and low-fluoride toothpaste. Then, when they are around 2½ years old, you can start to floss your child's teeth to remove decay-causing bacteria gently. Generally, children can begin to brush their teeth unsupervised once they are between 8 - 10 years old
Comprehensive dental care at Stirling Street Dental
The dentist at our Perth clinic offers oral health exams, preventive dental care, and regular cleaning to prevent dental caries or tooth decay.
A healthy set of baby teeth helps in the excellent development of permanent teeth and jaw. Our dentists can assist your child's dental health in this transition so that they won't encounter severe dental problems in the future.
Contact us for more information on how we can promote your child's good dental health with our children's dentistry services.
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