Childrens Dentistry in Subiaco
Dental caries are common in children because the enamel on baby teeth is much thinner and softer compared to adults. Habits such as falling asleep with a milk-bottle in the mouth, having pop-tops or juices, and eating sticky, sweet foods can accelerate cavities.
Sometimes, parents feel that caring for baby teeth is not important, as they are going to fall off anyway. This is not the case, and lack of regular care can cause a plethora of complications with adult teeth.
At Subi Smilemakers in Subiaco, we work with parents and children to ensure that their teeth stay healthy. We can help to improve their oral hygiene and prevent future dental problems.
Right from their first dental visit, through adolescence and into adulthood, we can look after your little one!
Our Services for Children
It is never too early to begin caring for your child’s dental health!
Bulk Billed Dental Check-ups for Children
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Medicare program that provides eligible children with up to $1,000 in dental services over two years. If your child qualifies for this scheme, you will have no out-of-pocket expense for dental services such as check-ups, x-rays, cleanings, and fillings. The CDBS does not cover orthodontic treatment, hospital dental work, or cosmetic dental procedures.
When we examine children of up to 9 years of age during their routine dental check-ups, we look for any abnormal growth or function of their jaws, or over-retained baby teeth. We also check if the child has any harmful habits, such as thumb-sucking, lip-biting, or use of a pacifier for an extended period of time.
The first phase of treatment involves a simple correction/breaking of these habits, and making sure that there is an adequate amount or jaw-space for the optimal eruption of permanent teeth. If we notice any skeletal discrepancies, we can refer the child to a specialist orthodontist for timely correction.
First Dental Visit
Children should have their first dental visit within six months of their first tooth emerging and no later than their first birthday. Our wonderful team at Subi Smilemakers has years of experience providing quality dental care to children. We believe it’s important for your child to start seeing the dentist early, but we also want their first visit to be fun and positive!
Why You Should Choose Subi Smilemakers in Subiaco to Care for Your Child’s Teeth
Our friendly team at Subi Smilemakers will educate and guide you and your child on the proper brushing and flossing techniques, and give advice on what foods to eat or avoid to help keep your child’s teeth in good condition.
Since children are more prone to develop common dental problems such as tooth cavities and gum disease, we will focus on early diagnosis and prevention of these problems or diseases throughout your child’s visits with us.
We are committed to making dental visits a more positive experience for our young patients and their parents. We work closely with our young patients and their families to establish effective and enjoyable home dental care routines.
Whether your child needs preventive care, dental treatment, or restorations, we are here to help!
Frequently asked questions
It is important for your child to maintain good oral health, to avoid complications.
Dental problems left untreated in children can cause severe pain and infection, and can impact their general health
As soon as the child grows the first tooth, a dental visit is in order. To make it much easier for parents, the first dental appointment is usually scheduled when the child turns one year old. There are many advantages to going to the dentist at an early age, such as educating the parents the importance of oral care, evaluating the child’s oral health, early detection of developing cavities and preventing tooth decay.
Dental braces treatment typically begins when a child has lost the majority of their baby (primary) teeth and the majority of adult (permanent) teeth have grown in, which typically occurs between the ages of 8 and 14. Braces address tooth alignment issues by applying consistent pressure to the teeth, eventually moving them into a straighter position.
Most children only require braces with brackets, wires, and rubber bands. The brackets are bonded to the teeth while the archwire and rubber bands keep them in place.
The cost of treatment varies and will depend on the type of treatment needed.
The majority of insurance plans cover dental appointments for children, with a minimal or no out-of-pocket expense. If your child is eligible for the Child Benefit Dental Scheme, which still provides $1000 in treatment every two years, that would be considered bulk-billed.
For a more accurate estimated coat of the treatment, contact us on 9381 4788.
During the appointment, the dentist will examine your child’s teeth, gums, and jaws to ensure that there is proper growth and they have no cavities. The dentist will clean the child’s teeth and teach them about oral hygiene. You can ask us any questions you may have at the end of the appointment.