Dentalcare of Forrestfield
Experienced and Gentle Dentists, and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic
The children’s dentists of Dentalcare of Forrestfield have years of experience working with kids and are passionate about providing gentle dental care. Along with using the latest technology, our state-of-the-art dental clinic is also designed with kids in mind. This way, we can provide a fun and relaxing environment for your child.
We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers
Like adults, children should have access to quality dental care, and the costs should not be a barrier. This is why we accept popular payment plan options such as Afterpay and ZipMoney so you can spread the cost of your child’s dental care and make it more affordable for your family. For your convenience, we also accept all health fund providers to help pay a portion of whatever dental services they need.
We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients
We understand that children can especially have anxiety around visiting the dentist. To help make your child’s dental appointment more relaxed and comfortable, we offer sedation options such as nitrous oxide (happy gas) and others. This way, your child can receive the dental care they need without feeling anxious or stressed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Children's Dentists
Like adults, your children should see a children’s dentist at least once every six months for a regular check-up and cleaning. This also allows the dentist to catch any problems early on and help prevent more serious issues from developing.
Yes, you are more than welcome to stay with your child during their dental appointment. In fact, we encourage it. This way, you can provide moral support and answer any questions the dentist may have. Additionally, if your child is very young or has special needs, you may need to stay with them during their appointment.
Most babies get their teeth between 6 months old and one year, but some can start earlier. By three years old, most children have a full set of baby teeth.
Dental decay, also called cavities or tooth decay, is a common problem that develops when plaque and bacteria break down the enamel of the teeth. This can cause pain and tooth sensitivity and eventually lead to tooth loss if not treated.
You can help prevent tooth decay in your child by making sure their teeth are brushed at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, urging your adolescents to floss every day, eat a healthy and balanced diet, and avoid sugary drinks and snacks will help maintain their healthy teeth. You should also avoid putting your little child to bed with a milk bottle, as this can increase their risk of developing cavities. Ultimately, keeping up with routine dental visits and cleaning is key to maintaining a healthy teeth.
If your child is still sucking their thumb past the age of 4, this can cause problems with the alignment of their teeth. To help break the habit, you can use positive reinforcement by praising them when they don’t suck their thumb or offering them a special reward for going a certain amount of time without sucking their thumb. You can also gently remind them not to suck their thumb when you see them doing it. Additionally, special devices can be fitted to help discourage thumb suckings, such as a palatal crib or tongue-tie release. If you struggle to stop your child from sucking their thumb, we recommend talking to your dentist or pediatrician for more advice.
Dental X-rays are generally safe for children and an important tool that helps dentists detect dental problems early on. Additionally, modern dental X-rays use much lower radiation levels than before and are shielded to protect your child from exposure.