Some of the services that we offer kids include:
Medicare for Childrens Dental
Did you know our clinics are proud to bulk bill all children who are eligible under the new Federal Government Child Dental Benefits Schedule. If eligible each child is entitled to upto $1052 over two years. To check if your child is eligible read here
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Looking after your Child’s teeth
Primary teeth (baby teeth) are vital for chewing and speaking, and also hold space in the jaws for the adult teeth are developing in the gums. They start to erupt as early as 6 months, and usually have a full set by age 3. The first permanent begin to come through when a child is about 6. By 12 to 13, most children have 28 permanent teeth. The last 4 molars (‘wisdom teeth’) usually come through between 17 and 21 years.
When first teeth erupt through the gums Wipe the teeth and gums daily with a clean damp wash cloth or gauze pad. Do not use toothpaste.
At about 18 months
Use a small tooth brush with soft bristles, twice a day. Start by teaching your child how to hold the brush. However you will need to brush your childï¿½s teeth as they will lack the dexterity.
After the second birthday
- Do not give your baby or young child milk, sweetened drinks or fruit juices to go to sleep with, or to suck on for a long time during the day
- Try not to leave the bottle in your baby’s mouth whilst asleep
- Try to change to a cup or feeding mug as soon as possible
- Do not place honey on a baby’s pacifier
Young children can also benefit from the following tips:
- Eat nutritious foods that are low in sugar, including vegetables, fresh fruit and nuts
- Avoid snacking in between meals or grazing (sipping or eating sweets / drinks throughout the day)
- Limit the frequency of sweets and avoid the really sticky ones.
- Limit sweets, sticky snacks, soft drinks, cordials and fruit drinks