As Your Child Grows
As your child gets older, some additional services such as fluoride treatment and dental sealants may be recommended for them.
The fluoride found in drinking water is often not enough to protect your child’s teeth from cavities. Fluoride treatments give extra protection against tooth decay and can also help remineralize teeth that have already been affected by decay. Fluoride treatments are easy and can be completed during a cleaning and checkup appointment.
We at My Gentle Dentist @ Arana Hills make Kids Dental visits to have a pleasant experience filled with fun, friendliness and gifts. We practice gentle dentistry so every child can get the necessary dental care with less fear and anxiety.
Building relationships with children and creating a positive and upbeat experience for them each time they visit is our dentists’ priority, and we do this by explaining to them exactly what’s happening and what we’re doing during their appointment. We will never move forward with any form of treatment until your child feels completely comfortable.
Our Dentists likes to see children for their first dental visit around the age of two or three years old. Much of the first visit is spent giving them a ride in the “big chair,” and counting their teeth. We will also clean their teeth if they feel comfortable, but it is more important early on to make sure that they feel welcome and at ease.
Fissure sealants are a thin protective covering of tooth coloured resin applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. These sealant fills in the grooves and protects teeth from the acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay. Sealants are a non-invasive treatment and can typically be completed during one short appointment.
If your child plays sports, we recommend the custom made mouth guard for their needs. Protecting your child’s teeth and mouth from injury is important, as around half of dental emergencies are sports related.
$1,000 FREE Dental for kids*
Since 1 January 2014, Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible children with up to $1,000 in benefits for basic dental services, capped over two consecutive calendar years.
Is my child eligible?
Aged 2–17 years old
Eligible for Medicare
Part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A OR one of a number of other Australian Government payments
You can confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at myGov or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.
Check-ups, cleaning and x-rays
Root canals and extractions
Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.
What is included?