What age should children visit the dentist?
We like to see our little patients when they turn 3. Children love the opportunity to choose their favourite Netflix show and every child picks a special gift at the end of the visit.
Starting early helps build confidence at the dentist and helps identify any early dental problems.
Some examples of problems and habits that can affect the growth and development of the jaws and teeth are:
- Mouth breathing
- Thumb sucking and pacifier use
- Bed wetting
- Poor sleep patterns
- Hidden sugar intake
Medicare Child Dental Benfits Scheme
We believe that every child should have access to dental care of the highest standard.
The Child dental benefits schedule offers eligible children $1000 funding for basic dental care over two years. The scheme is open to children between the ages of 2 and 17 years.
Eligibility: Families who receive Family Tax Benefit Part A are eligible for the CDBS. To check eligibility you can visit contact the department of Human Services or call them on 132 150.
Services covered by the CDBS:
- General examination
- Clean and polish
- Fissure sealants
- Root canal therapy
At your child’s first visit we will carry out a comprehensive examination and provide a detailed recommendation of any treatments required.