We recommend children should receive their first dental check-up by aged 2 years of age. Regular dental check-up and clean appointments are an important opportunity to create a good foundation for ongoing oral hygiene and allow parents to ask any questions they have about a child’s oral health. This process of familiarisation allows your child to grow with little or no anxiety about the benefits of preventative dental care. Having a bad experience at the dentist at a young age often results in a fear of dental care in later years.
Does My Child Need Dental Sealants?
Preventative sealants help to protect the permanent molars from decay and can be a benefit to other teeth with deep grooves. They are made of a BPA-free clear plastic and are applied to pits and grooves in the teeth. By placing a thin plastic material over the grooves, the sealant keeps plaque and food out of the crevices, reducing the risk of decay. Your dentist can tell you whether your child might benefit from a dental sealant.
Is My Child Eligible for Free Kids Dental?
The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a dental assistance program for eligible children aged 2 to 17 years. It provides cover for general dental treatments, including examinations, X‐rays, clean, fissure seal, fillings, root canals and extractions. We can assist you to find out if your children can receive free dental care under this Medicare CDBS by completing the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.