Caring for your children's dental health
Children have unique dental care needs. We offer services and information to help your child build a solid foundation for their dental hygiene.
From their very first check up, we'll make sure your child feels comfortable and relaxed, so that their visits to the dentist are fun, educational experiences.
3 COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILDREN'S DENTAL
1. When should I start bringing my child to the dentist?
2. How long should my child brush for?
3. How can I keep my child’s teeth healthy over Easter?
HOW WE MAKE CHILDREN'S DENTAL CARE AFFORDABLE
We believe that all children should have access to dental care for preventative treatments, so for kids we offer:
Gap free for children if they are on your health fund card
Bulk billing for children if you are eligible to claim from Medicare.
TIPS: What you can do
CHILDREN'S ORAL HYGIENE AT HOME
By developing a good oral hygiene routine at home with your child, and supervising them to ensure correct practices and habits, you can help to protect against cavities and gum disease.
We recommend that you follow these steps:
Brush your children's teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste which is suitable for children. Use small circular motions to brush. Tooth brushing should take about 2 minutes. Make sure your
Floss between your children's teeth at least once a day, from the time when they have two teeth that are in contact with each other.
Rinse with mouth wash after brushing.
Choose healthy foods and drinks. Avoid foods with a lot of added sugar, such as lollies, biscuits and soft drinks.
Always choose fluoridated tap water.