Our friendly team love seeing kids, and our dentists are very experienced in treating children. We’ve tried to make our practice as child friendly as possible with a toy area in the waiting room, and colouring in to do as well! Some kids don’t want to leave because they have so much fun with us!
We recommend that your child’s first dental visit can be anytime after they turn 1years old. We understand that there can be fears with children visiting the dentist, however it is important for your child to be
comfortable with visiting the dentist which is why we make sure their first dental visit is really fun. When children are introduced to the dental environment with a very positive experience, this tends to curb any further apprehension.Early detection of dental problems will usually result in less complicated treatment, and better treatment outcomes. In this first visit, we will also talk about good diet & oral hygiene practices with parents and patients so that good habits are established right from the start.
Baby teeth are vital in speech development & eating, and also pave the way to proper jaw development and growth. Baby teeth maintain space for the eruption of adult teeth, so if a baby tooth has to be extracted before it is due to naturally fall out, there is more chance that your child will need orthodontic treatment.
We recommend that children attend every 6 months for a dental check-up so that if there are any dental problems, we can pick them up early, and so that we can continuously check and assess your child’s oral hygiene practices.
In Australia, children aged 2 -18 years old have free basic dental care through the Government up to $1000*. This is known as the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, also known as CDBS. Procedures such as:
- Root canals
To find out if your child is eligible, contact us today.
For more information, call 132 150 or visit www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule