Children's Dentist in Harrisdale

Piara Waters Dental is a group of experienced and friendly dentists who enjoy providing dental care for children from infancy through adolescence.
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The Importance Of Regular Dental Check Up

Sometimes, parents are hesitant about bringing their children to the dentist at an early age.

At Piara Waters Dental, our team understands the importance of dental health and we want you to feel confident in making this decision for your family. We know how stressful it is to take your child to their first dentist appointment. In addition, we also understand that you feel that this may be an unpleasant experience for both you and them.

Piara Waters Dental has a team of skilled and pleasant dentists that specialise in providing dental care for children from infancy to adolescence. We provide routine checkups, professional cleaning, cavity treatment, and orthodontic dentistry to correct crooked teeth. We offer high-quality dental services that are tailored to each patient’s specific needs at reasonable prices.

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Why Choose Piara Waters Dental As Your Children's Dentist

Piara Waters Dental is the prefered children’s dentist in Harrisdale and the neighbouring areas. Our dentists have experience dealing with anxious kids and helping them feel at ease during their visit. To make life easier for busy parents, we also provide appointments on weekends and after school.
Our dental office is dedicated to providing top-quality care for your family at every stage of life, so you can trust our dental team with your child’s oral care. We are here to help your child have healthy teeth and gums, whether it is through routine oral examinations or more complex procedures such as orthodontics. Allow us to take care of all of your children’s dental needs today.

Call us today at 08 6196 4661 or Book an Appointment online now!

FAQ’s About Children's Dentistry

Preventative care

Children’s dentists have a reputation for being proactive and detecting problems before they become serious complications later in life, such as tooth decay or dental damage. Cavities in the molars can be prevented by using sealants. Aside from filling cavities, dentists can diagnose and prevent conditions such as tooth grinding.

Hygiene and oral care training

In some situations, kids may not listen to their parents about their dental hygiene routines or be unaware of proper brushing. Dental professionals can teach children and parents about good oral hygiene. A dentist may teach children how to thoroughly clean their teeth and also how to floss properly.

We can also help parents encourage their children to eat foods that are good for their teeth and help them limit their frequent consumption of sugary foods and drinks. They can also advise kids not to chew on toys, pencils, hard sweets, ice, or other items that could chip their teeth.

Orthodontic exams before and during treatment

Your child’s dentist may detect signs that require them to wear braces. If possible, they will try to have early intervention to address the issue, such as straightening the teeth as early as possible. If necessary, they may recommend you to an orthodontist.

Emergency dental treatment

Accidents can occur while young children are starting to walk. Older children are more likely to play sports or participate in activities that are harmful to their teeth. A fractured or broken tooth can be treated by a children’s dentist. When primary teeth are damaged, they may be extracted to avoid problems when permanent teeth erupt. If you experience a serious mouth injury, your dentist may advise you to consult a paediatric oral surgeon.

A child should have their first dental visit when they turn 12 months old, or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. Initial dental visits normally last 30 to 45 minutes. A children’s dentist may evaluate your child’s teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to ensure proper growth and development.

Regular dental checkups

Encourage your child to visit the dentist twice a year. You can make it a habit by attending your appointments, which will turn it into a routine for you. Your child should have their first dental appointment between the ages of 6 months and one year following their first tooth or birthday, whichever comes first, with follow-up checkups every six months after that.

Proper brushing of teeth

Dental professionals often advise brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes. You can use a timer to ensure that your child brushes for a sufficient length of time. Also, we recommend using less abrasive and fluoridated toothpaste to keep teeth free of cavities.

Fissure sealants

Consult your dentist to see if sealing your child’s teeth is a suitable option for healthy teeth. Dentists can use sealants to protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth from cavities.

Make healthy food choices

Avoiding foods and drinks that have high sugar content can help to improve general health and prevent tooth decay. Sugar has a substance that promotes tooth decay, especially without proper brushing of the teeth.

There is no standard age for bringing children for their initial orthodontic assessment and treatment. However, there is an ideal time for a consultation for children who require one.

While orthodontic treatment is often common among younger patients, some teenagers can also benefit from braces, as can older teenagers. The age of a patient is not as significant as their general dental and tooth development, which indicates whether they are ready to start the treatment.

Once a child’s first permanent teeth have emerged, you can arrange a consultation for them. This development usually happens between the ages of six and eight. As your child’s permanent teeth are still forming, alignment issues may already exist. Early consultation and treatment is an excellent technique to detect problems and develop a long-term plan.

The CDBS is a programme run by Medicare. The plan is to provide coverage for basic dental services such as checkups, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, and tooth fillings. More invasive treatments like root canals and tooth extractions are also included. However, it does not cover orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, or use as payment for hospital services.

The government will provide $1,000 over two years to each eligible child. Benefits that you do not use throughout the two years will not be carried over to the next year.