Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry In Darch Dental Centre

The children’s dentists at Darch Dental Centre are experienced with kids and use gentle techniques. We make going to the dentist easy and fun for kids!

We are your trusted partner in your child's dental care

It’s never too early to start taking care of your child’s oral health. A healthy mouth is an integral part of a healthy body, and good oral hygiene starts at an early age.
Neglecting your child’s oral health can lead to cavities, tooth decay, and other dental problems. But it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to children’s dentistry.
Children’s dentistry is concerned with dental health from infancy to adolescence. Children’s dentists are responsible for the dental examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of infants, children, and teenagers. Their focus is on the unique dental problems in the gums, teeth, and jaws as the body matures and grows. Your child’s dentist is an essential partner in keeping their teeth healthy for life. Darch Dental Centre offers comprehensive preventative dentistry and restorative treatments designed specifically for children of all ages. We have a team of experienced children’s dentists dedicated to providing quality care in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Benefits of Children’s Dentistry

The benefits of children’s dentistry go beyond just keeping your child’s teeth healthy. Darch Dental Centre is proud to offer children’s dentistry services designed to provide the best possible care for your child.
  • By regularly bringing your child to the dentist, you can prevent cavities and tooth decay. Darch Dental offers a range of preventive dental care for children, including check-ups, teeth cleanings, and cavity fillings, to keep their teeth healthy and cavity-free.
  • Your child will be able to eat all the types of food they need for nutrition and growth if they have healthy teeth. Children’s primary teeth play a vital role in the development of healthy adult teeth, so we make sure kids receive comprehensive dental care.
  • Primary teeth are crucial for maintaining the right amount of space for the adult teeth to come through. Darch Dental Centre offers a range of services to help keep your child’s primary teeth healthy and intact to help prevent crooked and crowded teeth.
  • Children’s dentistry also teaches children healthy habits, such as eating the right foods and taking care of their teeth daily. These skills are vital to helping them maintain their teeth for the rest of their lives.
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Darch Dental Centre

Children’s dentists at Darch Dental Centre provide gentle dental care to children from infancy to adolescence. We focus on keeping your child’s teeth healthy for life, so you can feel confident that your child is getting the best possible care.
50 Years of Combined Experience
Our experienced team of dentists has a deep understanding of the unique dental needs of children. With our extensive experience working with children, we know how to make their visit to the dentist a comfortable and positive experience.
Wide Range of Payment Options
Darch Dental Centre offers a wide range of payment options to suit every family’s needs. We accept all health funds and certain government benefits, including the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), and we also offer interest-free payment plans.
Comfortable Dentistry
We understand that children can be anxious about visiting the dentist, so we strive to create a welcoming environment where kids can feel comfortable. We also offer various sedation options, including nitrous oxide, which is excellent and safe for kids.

FAQs

Within six months of the first tooth eruption or around one year of age, children should have their first dental appointment. It is advisable for children and adolescents to visit the dentist every six months. Your child’s dentist can recommend how frequently your child should visit, depending on their oral health.

The following tips will help you prepare your child for their first dental appointment:

  • It is best to schedule the first dental appointment at a time when your child is at their most cooperative and energetic. The ideal time for children’s dental appointments is early in the day. This ensures that they are alert and not sleepy during the visit.
  • If possible, explain to your child what will happen during their visit. An explanation of why the visit is essential will motivate them to be enthusiastic about the visit.
  • Children often have negative feelings toward dentists. Try using positive language, like “healthy teeth” and “beautiful smile,” instead of terms like “painful.” Tell anecdotes about your dental visits or those of your family members. Emphasise positive experiences while excluding negative ones.
  • Make sure to listen to your child’s worries. If you know how they feel and what they’re thinking, it will be easier for you to help if needed.
First dental appointments are to get your child used to the dentist’s chair. It is also about educating you, the parent, about how to take care of your child’s teeth. It usually consists of a complete oral health examination, which generally takes 30 minutes to an hour. Your child’s teeth may be checked for signs of disease during this dental procedure. Furthermore, it may involve removing stains, plaque, and tartar from the teeth and polishing them. In addition, your dentist will explain how you can best use fluoride on your child’s teeth and how to floss them properly. Your dentist will also discuss your child’s dental hygiene habits, diet, and how to prevent mouth injuries.

The following are some of the most significant preventive dental procedures that can have a long-term impact on your child’s oral health:

  • Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens teeth. It reinforces enamel, making it more resistant to acid and bacteria that lead to decay. Strong, healthy teeth are much less likely to become decayed.
  • Dental Sealant: A dental sealant is a translucent material similar to plastic. It can be easily applied to teeth by a dentist. It adheres to the chewing surfaces of teeth and prevents cavities from forming. Dental sealants are often applied to molars when a child’s chewing surfaces have deep ridges. Sealant can only stay in place if the ridges are deep. Plaque can accumulate between the sealant and the tooth structure if the sealant becomes loose. It increases the risk of cavities.
  • Dental Prophylaxis: Dental prophylaxis is the process of thoroughly cleaning your teeth. This procedure plays an important role in stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. It is recommended to have your child’s teeth cleaned by a dental practitioner at least twice per year. The teeth must be cleaned to remove plaque and tartar. Flossing and brushing at home, especially during early childhood, is often not enough to remove plaque. The chances of plaque sticking between your child’s teeth are very high.

The use of x-rays helps dentists determine many things, including cavities, cracked or impacted teeth, and jawbone abnormalities. X-rays are an essential part of children’s regular check-ups and cleanings. Your child could be at a higher risk of developing more serious problems down the road, such as tooth infections, if they don’t get the necessary x-rays.

X-rays are generally not performed on children under the age of 10 unless absolutely necessary. The dentist may recommend an x-ray to diagnose decayed teeth or check if a baby tooth is affecting adult teeth.

A small amount of radiation is released during an x-ray, but that amount is so insignificant that patients don’t need to worry. Radiation protection equipment such as lead vests protects patients from radiation. Modern technology has also made it possible to focus radiation on a small area. It is safe for your child to have oral x-rays.

It is recommended that children and adolescents see their dentist every six months. The dentist may recommend fewer or more frequent visits depending on your child’s oral health.

Although children’s dental treatments may cost more, they are not significantly more expensive. The staff will be well-versed in preventing diseases in children, and child-sized tools will be used. Taking care of children often presents unique challenges, such as anxiety. Children’s dentists understand that a positive dental experience sets children up for a lifetime of good oral health. They are experienced and skilled at making kids feel comfortable. For these reasons, children’s dentistry may be slightly more expensive than adult dentistry.

You should begin taking care of your baby’s teeth as soon as they appear. Regular dental visits are an essential part of good dental hygiene. Depending on your dental needs and plaque buildup, you can expect to pay $200 to $275 for a routine dental examination and scale and clean. The cost of an x-ray is likely to range between $300 and $400. At Darch Dental Centre, we understand the importance of your child’s oral health, so we accept the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). You can ensure that your child dependants have access to the dental services they need without worrying about the cost.

You may be able to cover your child dependents up to age 25 if you have private health insurance. It is best to check your policy coverage with your health insurance fund provider. Our staff can also determine your coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. We have HICAPS facilities located conveniently on-site at our dental clinic.