Regular check-ups give our dentists the best chance of catching problems early and monitoring ongoing oral health or orthodontic concerns.
We can recommend the best appointment schedule for your child, based on their individual oral health needs.
If your child is experiencing pain or other unusual symptoms related to their mouth, consider booking an appointment as early as possible. We can diagnose what's wrong and recommend the most suitable treatment.
We want your child's first visit to be a positive experience, so they feel comfortable at the dentist and are more likely to look after their oral health throughout their lifetime.
When it's time for their check-up, our dentists will gently examine their mouth using a dental mirror to check for any signs of decay or other problems. We'll also provide oral hygiene advice to keep their teeth and gums healthy at home and school.
Attending regular oral hygiene appointments will help to remove stubborn plaque build-up, and protect and strengthen teeth against tooth decay in between visits.
27% of Aussie kids aged between 5 to 10 years have untreated tooth decay in their baby teeth. In fact, tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease in childhood.
When it comes to kids oral health, prevention is key. When you follow a good oral hygiene routine and address early signs of decay, it prevents larger dental problems from developing.
It's a common misconception that baby teeth don't need looking after, because they fall out. These teeth mark the spot for permanant teeth to grow into and if they erode and fall out early, it's possible that adult teeth will be crooked.
At Mount Lawley Dental, our kid-friendly dentists and hygienists provide oral health care for kids of all ages.
Some of themore common kids dental treatments may include:
Many children in Australia who are aged 2 to 17 and whose families receive certain Medicare benefits are eligible for free dental care under the government's Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). Find out more here.
If your family or your child'sdental treatment is not covered by CDBS, we also accept all health funds that include dental cover and can offer payment plans to help you manage your dental costs.Find out more
See a kids' dentist in Mount Lawley
Our team at Mount Lawley Dental love helping kids and their families to take good care of their teeth and gums.
If your kids are due for their check-up or you want to talk to a dentist, call us today on (08) 9227 8777 or book online to schedule an appointment with our family-friendly dentists in Perth.Book online
We recommend that children have their first dental appointment by their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing. Bringing your child along to your own dental appointments can help to make the experience familiar and help them to feel more comfortable with dentistry.
At the age of 4 or 5 years old, a child may start brushing their own teeth under your supervision. Around the age of 8 years old, your child may be ready to start brushing unsupervised.
An electric toothbrush may be easier to use than a manual toothbrush as it only requires light pressure to be applied in order for teeth to be brushed effectively. Modern electric toothbrushes can also come with a timer that helps kids brush for the full 2 minutes.
Kids' dental care includes check-ups and teeth cleaning, preventive care such as fluoride treatments, fissure sealants and mouthguards and restorative treatments such as fillings and extractions. General dental services for kids are free if your child is eligible for the CDBS.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a government benefit scheme that provides free basic dental services for eligible children and teenagers aged 2 to 17. CDBS provides up to $1,000 over a two-year period for children whose parents receive certain Medicare payments.