Children’s dentist services we provide include:
- Check-ups and x-rays
- Teeth cleaning & fluoride treatments
- Fissure sealant
- Oral health education
- Ortho ascent
- Growth monitoring
- Sports mouthguards
When should I make my child’s first appointment?
We recommend that children start seeing the dentist when their first teeth appear or by the time they turn one year old.
You are welcome to bring them in earlier if you have any questions or concerns.
Young children generally only need to see the dentist every 6-12 months. We will talk to you about this at your appointment.
Get them comfortable at the dentist!
It is vital that children get used to coming in to see the dentist while they are young. This will help them form good associations and avoid any fear of dentists.
While children are growing, we monitor their facial growth and dental development closely. This will help avoid crowding of teeth and jaw issues. We also assess and address factors such as large tonsils, sleep apnoea or snoring, mouth breathing and thumb sucking.
Bring your children to see us so that we can diagnose any problems early and your child can develop a happy, healthy, trusting relationship with our children’s dentist.
What about teenagers and their teeth?
If your child plays a contact sport, a fitted mouthguard from your dentist offers the best protection. Chat to us about the colours and styles available
Sugary sports drinks
Energy and sports drinks contain high levels of acid and sugar. These can start destroying teeth after only a few days of consistent use. Damaged enamel can cause sensitivity and susceptibility to decay and cavities.
Child Dental Benefit Schedule
Our practice supports the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) and we bulk bill all eligible children.
The Government funded Child Dental Benefit Schedule is now available for families with children aged 2-17 years. Families must receive Government Benefits. The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment. If children are eligible, they receive up to $1000 over two calendar years for preventative and restorative dentistry.
Eligible services include:
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
Note that the CDBS scheme does not cover cosmetic dental work or orthodontics.
Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) at Glen Dental Care
Here at our practice we support this initiative. We bulk-bill all dental treatment for children covered under the CBDS scheme. To check if you are eligible or check your remaining funds, please contact Medicare or contact us.
Find out more here https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule.