Here at Booragoon Dental Clinic we believe healthy habits start young and that’s why our team is dedicated to providing the education and preventive services to help you and your child understand what is involved in maintaining a healthy mouth for life. We strive everyday to be the most kid friendly dentist Perth has to offer.
Children’s primary teeth or baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. They assist in the formation of sounds and development of speech, permit chewing and eating nutritious food and contribute to a child’s self esteem and creation of positive social interactions. Additionally, a child’s primary teeth help to maintain space for the new permanent teeth to erupt.
Your child’s first teeth are as important as permanent teeth and require daily care. Also called primary or baby teeth, they allow your child to chew and speak properly. They reserve the correct space in the gums for the eruption of permanent teeth. The primary molars need to be kept until the child is 11 to 13 years old.
Daily care is needed so your child does nor lose primary teeth too early due to decay (caries). Caries in primary ceech is commonly caused by prolonged contact of sweet liquids, food acids or foods with che teeth.
A child who is caught to look after the primary ceech is more likely to look after the permanent teeth and enjoy an accraccive smile and good oral health.
An infant or young child with tooth decay, dental fillings or missing teeth due to decay has early childhood caries (ECC). The main risk factors for ECC are:
Regular dental check-ups are important for all children, especially if your child has risk factors for ECC. Without treatment, your child may develop toothache, infection and dental abscess, and lose teeth too early. Missing teeth in a young child can result in serious orthodontic problems of the permanent teeth, requiring extensive and costly treatment. The risks of ECC are reduced with:
Are you looking for a kid friendly dentist in Perth? Contact Booragoon Dental Clinic today to make an appointment…
At the Booragoon Dental Clinic we are part of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (Medicare) (Medicare) scheme and accept eligible children.
^Insured patients should contact their health insurer to discuss their health fund rebates for proposed dental treatment.
*Please note that due to legal obligations all new patients must have an initial examination with their first scale and clean.