Children’s Dentist Mandurah
We strive to build a positive experience for your child from the moment you arrive until you leave, and every time you visit! We foster a caring and friendly environment where children can enjoy while learning about good oral habits.
Your dentist Mandurah is here to prove that visits to the dentist can be a fun experience!
Why is Children Dentistry Important
By around 6 months of age your baby’s first tooth will have arrived! This is an exciting time for all parents as teeth play an important role.
Some put little care to their children’s teeth because they are still milk or baby teeth. But that is wrong. On the contrary, milk teeth play a great role in the formation of good and healthy adult teeth.
The following are some of the roles of baby teeth:
Save the space for the permanent teeth
We suggest that you take your child to see a dentist at around this time. Not for any type of treatment but for a dental checkup and examination. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns such as brushing and preventative care.
What happens during the first visit?
The first visit is very important as this can set a precedent for the rest of his/her dental checkups. That’s why your caring dentist Mandurah and staff make your child feel at home. We have options to ease dental anxiety such as the happy gas. This is completely safe for your little ones.
Your dentist will check for early signs of tooth decay. This is common among children as they are very fond of sweets. The jaw will be checked for signs of bite problems, gummy smile, and misalignment.
At the end of the appointment, we will also be giving oral hygiene tips to improve your child’s dental health. This also includes our recommended diet and nutrition for healthy teeth.
How often should dental check-ups be scheduled?
During every check-up, your child’s oral health is monitored. Once they reach the age of 4-6, they may be asked to undergo an X-ray. The radiation levels are low and safe for your child. The X-ray will show the entire mouth, and effectively reveal what’s between the teeth and under the gum line.
Tips to help your child’s first visit, wonderful
1. Confirm your appointment ahead of time. Mention the date and time to avoid confusion.
2. Read our “new normal” policies pinned on our Facebook page. We recommend that you call us ahead before your visit.
3. If you have other errands, limit them to two, so you’re child wouldn’t be bored and minimise the chance of tantrums.
4. Relax and enjoy the dental visit. Children can easily notice if you’re anxious too, and they can copy that feeling.
5. Explain where you are going and talk to your child about it.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule Mandurah
The government, in partnership with Medicare, has granted the Child Dental Benefits Schedule providing $1000 – worth of dental services for children in a span of two calendar years.
Eligible children, aged 2- 17 years old, shall receive a confirmation letter from Medicare stating that they are beneficiaries of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
The $1000 grant is good for two calendar years and starts on the child’s first dental visit using the CDBS. At the end of the first year, your child should still be eligible of the program for him/her to continue using the CDBS. Unused credits will not carry over to the next cycle.
The CDBS hopes to raise oral health awareness in children and therefore is focused on preventive dentistry services such as:
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