CHILDREN'S DENTIST IN CANBERRA
A child’s visit to the dentist should be an enjoyable experience. Children learn and absorb from their parents. They also learn from their own experiences. If you practice good oral hygiene habits, your child will, too. If you share your positive dental experiences with your children, they’ll look forward to their dental appointments.
We offer a range of services to children. They should start seeing the dentist annually from their first birthday. We are also happy to see your child if you have a particular concern about their general oral health.
GROWING TEETH AND JAWS
At every check up, we will check if your child’s teeth are erupting properly. We’ll also check that your child’s jaw develops correctly. Sometimes, teeth can erupt in the incorrect position, preventing the permanent teeth erupting into their correct position. These check-ups are of vital importance so that issues such as uneven bites, crossbites or baby teeth that haven’t come out can be addressed early.
CARIES DETECTION AND FISSURE SEALS
Decay in baby teeth can grow very quickly. It is important to have regular check ups so that the decay does not progress and affect the nerve of the tooth, which may require more serious dental work in the future.
Fissure seals are a thin layer of resin material painted and used to clog up the crevices or grooves on the biting surfaces of the back (molar) teeth. They are recommended in situations where these teeth have deep grooves, making it difficult to keep them sufficiently clean. The crevices trap food and plaque putting the teeth at risk of decay. Fissure sealants help to protect these surfaces from decay. They can be placed once the six year old molars have erupted.
We provide custom fitted mouthguards your child’s mouth. They protect baby or permanent teeth while playing sport.
MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEME
$1000 FREE KIDS DENTAL FOR ELIGIBLE CHILDREN EVERY TWO YEARS
The Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule, or CDBS, is a Government initiative providing $1000.00 of free dental benefits to children aged two to seventeen who meet the eligibility criteria. This $1000 will be valid every two calendar years and continues until the child is over 17years of age.
Molonglo Smiles proudly supports the CDBS scheme by bulk billing eligible children. Please ensure that our friendly front desk coordinator is aware that you child(ren) are eligible. Please call us for more information, to have our receptionists check your child’s eligibility and make an appointment.
Further information on the scheme can be accessed from Medicare.