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Children’s Dentistry in Lara

Children’s Dentistry in Lara

When should My kids
have their first dental check up?

At Dazzling Smiles Dental, we see kids of all ages, starting from as young as 12 months all the way up to 18 years. We offer paediatric dentistry in Lara because we know the importance of starting your dental health journey early on in life. 

We recommend bringing your children in to our Paediatric dentist in Lara Village for their first visit around the age of 2 years. At this age they will be comfortable sitting in the dental chair with assistance and maybe even opening their mouth.

The first few visits to our dentist for kids are vital and it is important that they have an enjoyable, comfortable and memorable experience! Our amazing team of gentle dentists will ensure this is the case

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What happens when you fear going to the dentist?

From the moment teeth appear in the mouth, which is typically around 6 months of age, the teeth and gums should be brushed two times per day. 
Use fluoridated kids toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Colgate. Fluoride is beneficial for milk teeth and will increase their resistance to decay and infection.
Avoid food and drinks that are high in sugar. Some of these may include soft/fizzy drinks, chocolates, ice creams, lollies. Bacteria in the mouth feed off this sugar and lead to dental decay and dental infection.
Maintain regular dental visits of at least 2 times per year. Frequent visits allow us to keep a close eye on the milk teeth and developing adult teeth to ensure optimum health.

Are my kids eligible for Medicare?


The free kids dental rebate under Medicare is income tested. This means that kids in low income families will be eligible for $1026 every two years for kids dental procedures. 

Speak to our friendly receptionist either over the phone or in person and with your Medicare card number we can quickly check your eligibility

Children’s Dental Care in Lara -
What happens during my child's first check up?

Your child's first dental appointment is very important to ensure your children have a lifelong positive experience with their dental professional.
Your child's first visit is always stress free and pain free. We want to make it as fun and as memorable as possible! In most cases it will consist of two main procedures. First it will involve a full mouth examination during which we will check the health of the gums, teeth and other soft tissues within the mouth.
Secondly it may involve a light clean/polish to leave your kids teeth bright and shiny
During this appointment our dentist will aim to build rapport with your child so we form a friendly relationship. This will help them feel safe, comfortable and familiar in the dental chair. 
To wrap up the appointment, our dentist will provide you the parents with guidance about managing the oral health of your children. This will include information about brushing frequency and technique, diet advice, toothpaste advice.

What Are Some Procedures Dentists for Children in Lara Complete on Kids?

It is important to remember that children can experience the same dental problems as adults. Untreated conditions can result in poor tooth health and development leading to more severe problems later in life.


1. Kids Fillings

Just like adult teeth, even baby teeth can get cavities. And although baby teeth will eventually fall out, if cavities are not filled it can lead to dental infections, pain and swelling.


2. Kids Extractions

If the nerve of a baby tooth becomes infected. They may often require extraction. This is often completed under local anaesthetic.


3. Braces for Kids

When the time is right and your child is within the correct timeframe of development, braces can be placed on kids teeth to realign the smile


4. Preventative dentistry

This includes routine procedures such as cleans, check ups and sealants. Preventative children’s dentistry when completed consistently prevents cavities and infection within your child's mouth.

In Lara, our children’s dentistry focuses on not just your child’s current dental health, but setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. Contact us today to book in with our paediatric dentist in Lara Village.


Frequent visits to the dentists for your children will help them to develop proper habits that will keep their teeth and gums healthy, prevent cavities and learn good oral hygiene habits! We offer children’s dentistry in Lara to help your little ones maintain their grins.
It is recommended that you should take your child to their first dental appointment within six months of their first tooth erupting or before their first birthday. This is in order for your dentist to evaluate their teeth development and pick up on any issues they can quickly resolve.
During a dental check-up here at Dazzling Smiles Dental, our dentists will examine your child’s teeth and gums, clean their teeth, apply fluoride if necessary, and discuss oral hygiene practices to set them up for keeping their pearly whites clean at home.
You can help your child take care of their teeth by encouraging them to brush their teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Also, limit sugary snacks and drinks and encourage healthy eating habits!
It’s normal for children to feel anxious about going to the dentist! Our dentists are experienced in working with kids and can help make the visit more comfortable and enjoyable. They will help lessen their fears with a kid-friendly approach.
It is recommended that children visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on your child’s individual needs and dental health. Your dentist will guide you on the best schedule for your kid. If you’re in need of a dentist for children in Lara, look no further than Dazzling Smiles Dental.
If you have any more questions or need any help regarding your child's oral health, call out friendly team who will be able to help and get you in as soon as possible
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