Kids Dentistry , also know as pediatric dentistry include:
- preventive treatment such as check-up, cleaning, fluoride application and fissure sealants,
- restorative treatment
- oral surgery such as extraction of baby teeth which sometimes may be needed.
The importance of Oral hygiene at an early age
We all know that having a set of healthy teeth is essential for children health, even if they are only baby teeth. Maintaining a clean and healthy dentition should of course start at home, by introducing kids to basic oral hygience habits.
However as they get little older, it is also crucial to bring them to see us for a professional check-up. They may not need any dental treatment at such early age but it is more for them to get familiar to the dental environment, Doing so while they still have healthy teeth and not in any pain , will eliminate their fear of dentist, the sound of the dental drill or other dental procedures.
In order to prevent dental decay on those newly erupted adult back teeth, our Burwood family dentists may recommend some fissure sealants. These are thin coating applied on the deep grooves on the chewing surface of the back teeth. As these grooves are most likely at risk of decay when they have just erupted.
The "Child Dental Benefits Schedule" (CDBS) is a Medicare funded program aiming to provide dental care for eligible children for a range of dental services.
children aged between 2 and 17 years on any one day of the calendar year
receive, or their family, guardian or carer receives, certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A for at least part of the calendar year
are eligible for Medicare
For each child, you can claim up to $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. We can bulk bill for services under the CDBS with your Medicare card , which means you will not need to pay anything upfront**.
Call us today on 9744 9798 for your child initial examination. If you are unsure if your child may be eligible for this government scheme, we can also check your eligibility on site (it only takes a few minutes) or you can contact the Department of Human Services.
**Subject to Eligibility, Benefit Cap and limitation of services covered under the CDBS.
Free Preventive Dental for kids with BUPA or CBHS^*
At Burwood Family Dentist, all of our dentists are part of BUPA's Members First Platinum Network and CBHS choice network.
This means that you will not need to pay any gap on selected preventive dental services (with the right level of cover). This includes not only general check-ups and cleanings but also x-rays, topical fluoride, fissure sealants and mouthguards.
To find out more :
^*. Subject to terms and conditions of your health fund level of cover, waiting period, overall limit and restrictions. For Bupa: those who have combined hospital and extras cover.
If you are unsure, please check with your health fund to find out if you are are entitled to these benefits, or we can quote them for you first on the spot with your heath fund card.