The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2017
In the news:
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000.
At A Supa Smile, we have a full range of services including a focus on and dedication to providing the highest quality dental care to our younger patients.
We know that the teeth and gums of children are more delicate than adults and require specialised care. That’s why we offer children a great start towards enjoying a lifetime of healthy, strong smiles, beginning at an early age.
Routine dental check-ups are essential for children. This can help your child become accustomed to the world of dentistry such as the surrounding of the dental clinic and the staff. It makes them more relaxed and comfortable during their appointments.
Dental Check-ups for Children
During a routine check-up, your Croydon dentist at A Supa Smile will check the teeth that have already erupted from the gum line. The development of the jaw will be evaluated and the soft tissue of the mouth will be examined.
The examination is also an opportunity for the dentist to find any cavities that might be developing. As the child gets older, the dentist will also evaluate their bite in order to determine if dental braces are necessary.
Preventative Care for Children
The preventative care program designed for younger patients includes:
- Diet and nutrition
- Correct flossing and brushing techniques
- Topical fluoride treatment (if required)
- Fissure sealants (if the child is at high risk of developing tooth decay and cavities)
The Importance of Children’s Dentistry
According to Australian Dental Association, tooth decay is Australia’s most common health problem. In fact, it’s 5x more common in children than asthma and 7x more widespread than hay fever.
Because of these alarming statistics, dental professionals in Australia highly recommend that your child have their first dental visit as early as one year old. In this way, as a parent, you can help maintain your child’s oral health.
It’s normal for a child to feel anxious and uncomfortable visiting a dentist, that’s why it is important that their first dental encounter is a positive and pleasant experience.
At A Supa Smile, our goal is to create a friendly and informative environment for children and work hard to build their trust and confidence. We provide comprehensive dental care for children with an emphasis on prevention and health.
At A Supa Smile, you are one step away from having the smile you have always wanted. Your trusted Croydon dentist will give you a fully informed idea of all your treatment options, costs and durations.
Our Special Offers
At A Supa Smile in Croydon, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers.