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Children’s Dental Care

At Booragoon Family Dental Centre, we welcome all ages of people. Everyone in our community, from children to adults, can get quality dental care from our team. When it comes to your kids, we understand the importance of giving them a positive, enjoyable dental experience. We’ll make it fun and light-hearted so that they don’t develop a fear of the dentist.

What to Expect

When your child comes in for their first appointment, we’ll smile and introduce ourselves to them. Then, we’ll bring them back to our examination room and let them climb on the chair. We can raise it up and down for a bit of fun, then let them choose a pair of sunglasses to wear. If your child would prefer, they can also sit in Mum or Dad’s lap in the dental chair.

So that they know what we’ll do, we’ll show them the puffer on their hand and the mouth mirror. We’ll ask them if they’re ready to have their teeth counted and welcome them to do it with us. As we go, our dental nurse will note anything we see about each tooth. Next, we’ll clean their teeth and give them a fluoride treatment. To wrap up, we’ll give them a sticker and some encouragement about how well they’ve done.

We recommend that when an older sibling comes in, you bring a younger sibling in with them. That way, they can meet our staff and feel familiar with their environment when it is time for their own checkup appointment.

Before their visit, please be sure not to say anything like “it won’t hurt” or “no needles are involved.” Though you mean well, these trigger words can give your child a negative expectation and make them afraid to go to the dentist. We want to keep it positive and make sure you’re relaxed, since your kids will take their cue from you.

When should I bring my child in for their first appointment?

Though your child’s first teeth will fall out, that doesn’t mean their health should be ignored. We recommend that you begin your child’s dental care early, taking them in for their first appointment when they’re around 12 months old.

When will my baby get their first teeth?

The first teeth usually come in between 6-12 months. There are, of course, exceptions. Sometimes babies are born with teeth, while others don’t get them until later in life. If you have questions about your baby’s teeth, please feel free to give us a call.

Do you provide anaesthetic for children?

No. If your child requires treatment under anaesthetic, we will refer them to a specialist.

What if you find that my child needs treatment outside of your scope, such as early orthodontics?

We are always happy to refer to other practitioners who are specialised in a certain area. If your child needs to see another dentist, such as one who can provide early orthodontics, we will give you the appropriate referral.

Will you take the visit slowly so that my child doesn't feel scared?

Yes. We are always aware of your child’s feelings and how they view their dental care. Our team will take it step-by-step with them to make sure that we never go too fast for them.

Book Your Child’s Visit

Contact our team today to schedule a time for children’s dentistry Booragoon! Health fund coverage can be used at our clinic.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Your dentist is a qualified practitioner who will discuss risks and benefits with you, to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment


Children’s Dentist Booragoon WA | (08) 6244 2288