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First Dental Visits
There is no set age for bringing your child to their first dental visit. However, dental professionals advise that you make an appointment once your child’s first tooth has developed. This usually happens around six to twelve months old.
It’s important to help your child feel secure and at ease during their first dentist appointment. Set their expectations ahead of time. You can do this by discussing how a tooth fairy’s friend will teach them proper brushing of their teeth.
The first dental visit is usually short and straightforward. Your child can sit directly in the dental chair or on your lap, depending on the situation. A dental checkup involves checking their teeth, gums, and jaw making sure they’re healthy. The dentist may also clean their teeth and will give an advise about proper brushing, gum care, and a nutritious diet.
Medicare Bulk Billing
The Child Dental Benefits Scheme is a benefit programme funded by Medicare. They provide coverage for basic services worth up to $1,000 for children 2 to 17 years old.
This programme can be used for dental services if your child is qualified for Medicare and if they or you receive an eligible payment from Service Australia. You can also check your eligibility through your Medicare online account or find more information on their website.
South Lake Smiles is a certified dental practice that is eligible to claim for bulk-billed child dental services.
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Child’s Dentist In Western Australia?
Schedule an appointment for your child with us today! Please contact us at (08) 6495 4004!
Frequently Asked Questions
Visits to the dentist are made more enjoyable when the parents accompany their children. The best way to describe the dentist is in a positive, child-friendly way, such as by saying, “we’re going to visit the tooth fairy’s friend.”
Aside from checking your child’s teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in their mouth, the dentist will also review their general health. Other important notes may also be discussed:
- Tips on brushing teeth.
- Risk of cavities
- Oral habits
- Preventive plan for dental problems.
- Proper nutrition
The Benefits Of Fissure Sealants
Fluoride in toothpaste and water does not easily penetrate deep grooves or pits. It may not even be possible for the bristles of a toothbrush to reach that far. In order to prevent children from developing cavities, dentists often recommend sealants. Both primary and adult teeth can benefit from fissure sealants to prevent cavities. Studies have shown that fissure sealants should be used in combination with other prevention methods to prevent dental caries in patients at high risk.
The Benefits Of Medicare Bulk Billing
Bulk billing means receiving the treatment at no cost. Our clinic instead accepts the CDBS or Medicare benefit as full payment for the service.
The Child Dental Benefits Scheme CDBS offers assistance for children’s basic dental treatments. This programme is a two-year coverage that costs up to $1,000.
The following procedures are covered by the CDBS:
- Routine dental checkups
- Professional cleaning
- Tooth fillings
- Fissure sealants
- Tooth extractions
- Root canal therapy