What is the Role of Children's Dentists?

Paediatric dentistry is an important part of dental health, and it’s essential that your child receives the special care possible to ensure their teeth last into adulthood.

Benefits of seeing a Children's Dentist

Pediatric dentists have extensive training and are skilled in:
Make kids feel calmer and happier: Children’s dentists are specially trained to understand and mitigate children’s anxieties. Children feel at home in the dental environment because the dentist builds trust with them and their families.
Specialty training: Unlike general dentists, pediatric dentists are trained to work with young jaws and teeth. Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children’s dental problems, making their care safer, more effective, and more comfortable.
Awareness of children’s habits and oral health problems: Habits like thumb-sucking and teeth grinding can harm the teeth later in life. Children’s dentists understand these habits, and they can help educate you and your child about solutions to stop the behaviour.
Understands children’s development and changing needs: The development of a young child happens so quickly that a pediatric dentist is able to provide the highest level of care during every stage of their childhood.

Why Choose Narre Warren Dental Care for Children's Dentist

As a parent, you want the best dental care for your child.

Finding a great dentist can be difficult, especially when it comes to finding one who is experienced with children and special needs.

We are Narre Warren Dental Care – Narren Warren’s number one choice for children’s dentistry. Our dental team of expert pediatric dentists is dedicated to providing comprehensive oral health care in a fun and friendly environment that will make both parents and kids feel at ease during their visit. Our friendly team will work together as a team of experts in order to provide comprehensive dental treatment plans tailored specifically for each patient’s unique situation.

Let us help you give your child a beautiful smile and a wonderful dental experience!

Enjoy Your Smile Now And Pay For It Later

Smile now and pay later with our dental payment options. For your convenience, we have partnered with a range of popular payment plan providers to make dental treatment more affordable for you. Contact us to find out about our Free Interest-Free Dental Payment Plan options.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the
answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

Major medical insurance plans do not typically include dental coverage. This is the most common misconception when it comes to childrens braces and orthodontics. To have this type of procedure done, you need some form of supplemental plan that you must purchase separately.

Here are some signs that show your child might need Dental braces:-

  • Baby teeth were lost at an early age
  • crowded (or crooked) teeth
  • Thumb sucking is prolonged
  • Pain in the mouth or jaw
  • Misaligned jaws
  • Spaces or gaps between the teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Difficulty in speaking and chewing

The price for orthodontic treatment depends on several factors, including how long and complicated the treatment will be plus what type you choose. That said, here are some guidelines about what kind of money you should expect to spend if you’re looking into a complete set of dental care in Australia:

  • Metal braces (traditional braces): $6,000 – $9,000
  • Ceramic braces: $6,500 – $9,500
  • Lingual braces: $9,500 – $15,000
  • Clear aligners: $6,500 – $9,500

Although it’s never too early to start building a great relationship with your child’s dentist, there are some guidelines that can help you know when it’s time to visit the dentist. The Australian & New Zealand Society Of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should see a dentist at least once a year from age 1 to 2 years old, twice a year from age 2 to 6 years old, and once every six months from age 6 to 12 years old.

Going to the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience for any adult, but it can be downright scary for a child. At the same time, it is just as important for children to visit the dentist as it is for adults.

Here are some of the top reasons for the importance of children visiting the dentist early on:

Poor oral health is often caused by an unhealthy diet and a lack of dental care. If you don’t take the time to see the dentist, it is difficult to change your poor oral health habits. Poor oral health can lead to more serious problems such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disorders, and tooth loss.

It’s best for both you and your child if you can find a positive dental practice where your child will feel comfortable.

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides children with $1000 in funding for basic dental care over a two-year period. This means that they can get an exam and x-rays any time during this span without worrying about incurring out-of course costs! The child’s benefits start on January 1st if he/she is under 18 years old at that point.

You can spread out the $1,000 over two years or use it all at once.

In the event, if you have received Government benefits at some point throughout the year, your child will still be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Scheme, even if the Government’s payment eligibility changes during that time

As your child’s first dental visit quickly approaches, it is important to prepare for the experience. You can do this by talking with them about healthy habits, oral health care, and what they will go through during their checkup and make sure that they are brushing properly at home. Explain how a toothbrush works, and be prepared to answer any questions or concerns in advance, so there aren’t many surprises when you walk into the clinic!

Book an appointment today!

Our team can’t wait to help you feel confident about your smile. Please contact our friendly Narre Warren dental team today.