The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2017
We understand that the teeth of our young patients are more delicate than adults and require specialised care. Thus, we give them the best start to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles at an early age.
Dental visits are crucial for children. These visits help your child become accustomed to the surroundings of a dental office including our various staff. This makes children more relaxed and comfortable during more specialised appointments. Dental visits also encourage your children to commit to good dental care habits, which help them enjoy a healthy set of teeth in the future.
During a routine check-up the dentist checks the teeth that have already broken through the gum line. The dentists also evaluate the development of the jaw and examine the soft tissues of the mouth. A check is also made to find any cavities that might be present. As the child gets older the dentist will also assess their bite; this is to determine if an orthodontic treatment is necessary.
On 15 December 2016, the Minister for Health announced changes to the benefits cap entitlement commencing 1 January 2017.
Children commencing a new cap period in 2017 will have access to a benefit cap of up to $700 over a two calendar year period. Children who commenced a cap period in 2016 will continue to access the remainder of a benefit cap of up to $1,000 until 31 December 2017, provided the child is eligible for the CDBS in 2017.
Preventive care designed for children also involves:
- Diet and nutrition
- Proper flossing and brushing techniques
- Topical fluoride treatment (if necessary)
- Dental fissure sealants (if the child is at high risk of developing decay and cavities)
The Importance of Children’s Dentistry
Tooth decay or dental caries is a preventable disease in Australia. Yet this oral health problem is 5x more common in children than asthma and 7x more widespread than hay fever. Tooth decay can cause pain and discomfort. Thus, we highly recommend that your child have their first dental appointment as early as one year old.
Dental visits help parents maintain their child’s oral health. Because children often feel anxious in visiting a dentist it is important that that their first dental encounter is a positive and pleasant experience. By bringing your child to dental appointments, they will develop a good impression towards dental visits and dentistry.
We have a very welcoming environment and our dental team is comprised of passionate and friendly professionals. Our team remarkably handles your child’s dental concerns with proper care and comfort in order to diminish their dental anxieties. For comprehensive children dental care service, visit us here at Glenroy Dental Group.
At The Glenroy Dental Group, you are one step away from having the smile you have always wanted. Your trusted Glenroy dentist will give you a fully informed idea of all your treatment options, costs and durations.
Child Dental Benefit Schedule
- Bulk Bill Child Dental Benefit Schedule up to $1,000
To claim your offer call us on (03) 9306 6511 or make an appointment online.