Take care of your teeth and they’ll take care of you
It is important for your child to visit a dentist early. This allows for early guidance specific to your child, making it easy to form healthy habits for strong baby teeth. This will then serve as a foundation for their adult teeth. We guide parents on the different things to be aware of that – what happens during teething, the foods that cause tooth decay, preventative care, how to maintain good oral health, emergency care, nursing bottle decay etc.
Early association with a dentist will help maintain dental health throughout the growing years of your child. At Maylands Dental Centre, we love looking after children and are excited to help your child become familiar with routine dental visits, good oral hygiene and diet. This will help set them up for life so as to avoid developing major dental issues in their adulthood.
Picking the right dentist for your child
A dental visit is a very important trip in your child’s life. We have to assess your child's dental needs, pre-empt any future complications and entertain them within a short amount of time. As parents, we are well aware of the limited window of attention we may get with children.
Our practice is a very child friendly environment and we also have a kids playroom that all our patients love. We believe that once a good relationship is established between your child and their dentist – the rest of the dental care, dental services and procedures will proceed much easier.
Caring for teeth right from the start
Your child's first dental visit should begin when your child is around 6 months of age – right around the time when the first tooth erupts. Our dentist can guide you about what to expect during teething. Check with them about what to do if there is drooling or swelling of the gums.
Foods that form a major part of the child’s diet should also be given due importance. Try to avoid sugar-rich foods and sleeping with a nursing bottle as much as possible. An occasional sweet treat is okay, but do bear in mind that too much sugar can cause cavities, especially if the food gets left behind on the tooth. If concerned, speak to our dentist for some tips on appropriate teeth cleaning.
General Dentistry For Older kids
As kids grow older, they might also develop habits such as thumb sucking or using pacifiers. Check with our experienced dentists about the best ways to help your kids wean off these habits, so as to avoid teeth crowding and breathing issues.
Our experience tells us that if children know which foods are good for their health and development, they will become more receptive to healthy food options. Ask our dental team to counsel your children on good food habits.
Children who are active in sport are more susceptible to oral facial trauma. Mouth guards are recommended for all contact sports children partake in. In the case of any accidents, please contact us as soon as possible so that we may advise the appropriate care and attention. When facial trauma is encountered, it is important to action treatment as soon as possible. If in doubt, call us and we will let you know if your emergency is urgent or not.
A regular comprehensive oral examination will also allow our dental professionals to monitor your child's facial growth, so as to determine the best time for braces and orthodontic intervention. This will allow for the most conservative option as we can usually use their growth spurt to our advantage.
General Dentist in Perth, Western Australia
As general dentists who enjoy treating children in Perth, Maylands Dental Centre prides itself in providing the highest quality dental services for both children and young adult patients while promoting a supportive and friendly environment. Our dental treatments are custom designed to suit a patients specific needs and treatment requirements. This allows us to provide dental care tailored to your child's individual situation.
For more information regarding our range of children’s dentistry services, get in touch with the experts at Maylands Dental Centre!
Please note any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we recommend you discuss these matters with an appropriately qualified health practitioner first or seek a second opinion to discuss your personal medical information and any previous medical conditions.