Your child should begin visiting the dentist from the age of two. This ensures their oral health is well maintained, allows dentists to detect potential issues early and helps your child feel comfortable with visiting the dentist, setting them up for a lifetime of good dental habits.
At Coorparoo Dental & Denture Clinic, our general dentists can provide check-ups and provide basic treatments such as fillings and extractions for your child. We understand there can be feelings of nervousness or fears and endeavour to make your child’s visit a comfortable experience.
The First Visit
The initial visit to kid’s dentist is mainly a visual inspection to ensure there’s nothing unusual with the child’s teeth and gums. The dentist also counts the child’s teeth using the mirror which can be fun for the child. The dentist assesses the child’s growth and development and identifies any risk of decay, as well as advising the child (and parent) on brushing techniques and the importance of healthy nutrition for teeth.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
If your child is aged between 2 and 18 years, they may have access to basic dental care in Australia through the Commonwealth-funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). To check whether your child is eligible for the CDBS go to the Department of Human Services website.
Benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years and include examinations, X-rays, teeth cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, and extractions. Children won’t even have to be on a waiting list — the young patient will be given the next available appointment.
*Please note this scheme may change at anytime.
*Some health funds offer gap free check and cleans for children. Check with your Health Fund to see if they offer this.
Book an Appointment at Our Children’s Dentist in Brisbane Today
Preventative care is the key to a lifetime of good oral health. Help your kids maintain great dental habits by scheduling regular visits at Coorparoo Dental & Denture Clinic for regular examinations and cleanings. We also provide specialised denture services and can refer you to a specialist for more complex dental issues for your child such as orthodontics.
Book an appointment today by calling 07 3397 7866 or contact us online.
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Sat | By appointment
Sun | Closed