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Services: General & Preventative

Children’s Dental Care in Karrinyup

Children’s dental care is quite different from adult dental care in Karrinyup, with the variables including age, cognitive development and personality type. At Odin Dental, we take the privilege of caring for your children’s teeth very seriously. 

It’s important to teach them about the importance of taking care of their teeth with good hygiene and preventative care as well as provide a good experience so that they’ll enjoy future visits to your local kid’s dentist. 

Children’s Dentist In Karrinyup, WA

Most dental problems in children are easily preventable. Prevention is always better than fixing the problem later on.

Many parents are confused about what and how much dental care their child needs. Preventing cavities is usually at the top of their list, but it’s not always clear how best to go about this.

We’ll provide you as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision when choosing a kid-friendly dentist.

Here are some quick facts about your child’s teeth:
• Children’s teeth begin forming before birth.
• The first baby teeth start to appear when they are around 6 months old.
• By the age of 2-3, they’ll have all 20 of their primary teeth.

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Choosing a Child-Friendly Practice

If the environment is not familiar to kids, they’ll feel a little anxious. They expect to see toys and books that they’re used to seeing at home. That’s why we have an area with kid-friendly activities to make them feel a little more at ease.

You can bring your pram into the practice, and not have to worry about it not fitting through the door or leaving it in your car.

Our staff at Odin Dental in Karrinyup have received training to be able to examine and treat most issues with children’s teeth. (Note, for major issues or complications, we will refer you to a pediatric dental specialist.)

Why Choose Us?

Our dentists have more than 25 years of experience restoring, maintaining, and creating smiles for families in Perth.

Avoiding Dental Fear in Children

What to Do Before Their First Appointment

The last thing you want to happen is that your child is scared of going to the dentist. That can only lead to poor dental health in years to come. We strive to make all of their visits a fun and enjoyable experience. That way, they look forward to coming to the dentist and keep their teeth in the best possible shape.

One way of introducing them to the dentist at a young age is by taking them with you to your own dental appointments and let them see mummy or daddy get their teeth checked. When they see you have a pleasant experience, they’ll anticipate the same and helps to prevent any future anxiety relating to a visit to the dentist.

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First Visit to the Dentist in Karrinyup

The big day is here! To make this an exciting experience for your child, here are some tips:

  • Arrive early so that your child can get introduced to our staff and the environment
  • Have them sit in the play area.
  • For toddlers, during the exam, it may be a good idea to hold them in your lap.
  • For older kids, stay in the same room so that they are comfortable knowing you are close by.
  • The first exam is pretty basic – counting the teeth and making sure all teeth are in good condition. The main goal is to introduce dentistry to your child and develop trust and confidence.
  • Praise you child for completing the exam and thank the doctor. Kids take a lot of cues from their parents – they copy what you do – good and bad!

Commonly Asked Questions About Children Dental Care

When should my child first see a dentist?

We encourage all children to start their 6-monthly visits around the age of 2. If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to start

Who will treat my child?

Your child will most likely be seen by one of our dental therapists on their first visit. Our therapists have been specifically trained in children’s dentistry and are passionate about caring for children and ensuring that their first visit is enjoyable and fun.

Does my child qualify for free visits to the dentist?

Possibly. If you qualify, Medicare has a dental scheme called Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), which provides benefits for basic dental services to children aged 2-17 years such as check-up and clean, X Rays, fluoride treatment, and fissure sealants.

What is a Fissure Sealant?

A fissure sealant is a thin coating of resin that is placed over the tooth to cover deep grooves and fissures to help prevent accumulation of plaque. By slowing down the accumulation of plaque, you lessen the risk of tooth decay. Most tooth decay starts on the chewing surface of the back teeth because those surfaces contain grooves that are a bit difficult to clean.

How should I prepare my child for their first visit to the dentist?

Let your kid know that visiting the dentist is normal – mums and dads go every 6 months. If you’re going to your family dentist for a regular check-up, bring your child along to see what happens. If an older sibling is visiting the dentist (assuming it’s an easy appointment), then the younger child can come along and see what to expect.

About Karrinyup

About Karrinyup WA

Karrinyup is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 12 km north of Perth’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Stirling.

Population (approx.): 9,000
Geo coordinates: 31.8776°S, 115.7759°E
Postcodes: 6018, 6921

Driving Direction to Odin House Dental Surgery

Karrinyup
Western Australia 6018, Australia

Head northeast on Karrinyup Rd/State Route 76 toward Karrinyup Rd/State Route 76
1.3 km

Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Huntriss Rd
1.8 km

Use any lane to turn left onto Scarborough Beach Rd/State Route 75
850 m

Turn left onto Odin Rd/State Route 64
 
 The destination will be on the left
110 m

Odin House Dental Surgery
3/8 Odin Rd, Innaloo WA 6018, Australia

Things To Do In Karrinyup

Things to Do and See In Karrinyup

  • Karrinyup bus station (near Karrinyup Road and Miles Street): Karrinyup bus station is a Transperth bus station located next to Karrinyup Shopping Centre in Karrinyup, approximately 10 kilometres north of Perth, Western Australia. It has five stands and is served by six Transperth routes operated by Swan Transit. (…).
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  • St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (near Elliott Road and West Coast Highway): St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, located in Karrinyup, a suburb north of Perth. Established in 1921 at West Perth, St Mary’s has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for over 1350 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, (…).
  • Perth Bible College (near College Court and Marmion Avenue): Perth Bible College (PBC) (previously the Perth Bible Institute) is an Evangelical interdenominational Bible college in Perth, Western Australia. The college was established in 1928, and is a participating member of the South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges, with all PBC courses (…).
  • Perth International (near North Beach Road and Okely Road): The World Super 6 Perth is a golf tournament that was played for the first time in October 2012 as the ISPS Handa Perth International. It is played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia. It is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia (…).
  • Lake Karrinyup Country Club (near North Beach Road and Okely Road): Lake Karrinyup Country Club is a private golf club located in Karrinyup, Western Australia. The golf club consists of an 18-hole championship golf course, and a 9-hole “short course”. The championship layout at Lake Karrinyup was founded in 1928, designed by Alex Russell who was the Australian (…).
  • Trigg, Western Australia (near Chrysostom Street and Bailey Street): Trigg is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Stirling. Trigg Island is a small island off the coast of the suburb of Trigg. (…).
  • Doubleview, Western Australia (near Hancock Street and The Arcade): Doubleview is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Stirling. It was named Doubleview due to its views of both the Indian Ocean to the west and the Darling Range to the east. (…).
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  • Scarborough Beach (near Harvest Terrace and Grace Street): Scarborough Beach may refer to a beach in any of the following communities: *Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom *Scarborough, Western Australia **Scarborough Beach Road, an arterial road *Scarborough, Maine, United States *Scarborough Beach (Rhode Island).
  • Scarborough, Western Australia (near Harvest Terrace and Grace Street): Scarborough is a coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located approximately 14 km northwest of the city centre in the City of Stirling local government area. It was named after the English beach resort Scarborough, North Yorkshire (…).
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  • Innaloo, Western Australia (near Beatrice Street and Morris Road): Innaloo is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia 9 km from Perth’s central business district in the local government area is the City of Stirling. Innaloo is a more established residential suburb that is also home to the Westfield Innaloo and Westfield Innaloo Megacentre shopping (…).
  • Trigg Island (near West Coast Drive and King Albert Road): Trigg Island is a small island off the coast of the suburb of Trigg in Perth, Western Australia. It is named after Henry Stirling Trigg, Superintendent of Public Works in the Colony of Western Australia from 1838 to 1851 (…).
  • City of Stirling (near Karrinyup Road Exit and Karrinyup Road): The City of Stirling is a local government area in the northern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about north of Perth’s central business district. The City covers an area of and had a population of over 210,000 as at the 2016 Census, making it the largest local government area (…).
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  • Carine Senior High School (near Alvaston Drive and Etwall Place): Carine Senior High School is a co-educational state secondary school, located in the suburb of Carine, approximately 15 km north-west of Perth, Western Australia. (…).
  • Star Swamp (near Scarcliffe Way and Scaffell Gardens): Star Swamp Bushland Reserve is a bushland reserve occupying about half of the land area of the suburbs of Watermans Bay and North Beach in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. The precise origin of the name is unknown, but the earliest known use of the name was on a lease application by (…).
Nearby Towns and Suburbs in Karrinyup

Towns and Suburbs Nearby Karrinyup

  • Doubleview is 2 km to the south.
  • Scarborough is 2 km to the south-west.
  • Innaloo is 2 km to the south-east.
  • Carine is 2 km to the north.
  • Stirling is 3 km to the east.
  • Wembley Downs is 3 km to the south.
  • Duncraig is 4 km to the north.
  • Balcatta is 4 km to the east.
  • Tuart Hill is 6 km to the east.
  • Westminster is 6 km to the east.
  • Greenwood is 6 km to the north-east.
  • Sorrento is 6 km to the north.
  • City Beach is 6 km to the south.
  • Balga is 6 km to the north-east.
  • Nollamara is 6 km to the east.
  • Floreat is 6 km to the south.
  • Girrawheen is 7 km to the north-east.
  • Mount Hawthorn is 7 km to the south-east.
  • Wembley is 7 km to the south-east.
Schools In Karrinyup

Nearby Schools

  • St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
  • Carine Senior High School
  • Balcatta Senior High School
  • Hale School
  • Churchlands Senior High School

Odin House Dental Surgery
Suite 3/8 Odin Rd
Innaloo WA 6018

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Office: (08) 9468 7182

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