FREE Treatment for children aged 2-18 who are eligible for Medicare’s Child Dental Scheme
Northshore Dental are happy to be aligned with Medicare to offer FREE Dental treatment for Children aged between 2-18 this is an opportunity for families to take advantage of our State-of-the-art practice, purpose-built clinic. Our Staff genuinely care about promoting good experiences when if comes to your children’s health.
With education and familiarisation, we can help your little ones develop healthy choices for a lifetime. We realise in the past there could be apprehension around visits to the School Dentist or School Van. We take our time to make little ones feel at ease! Our patient’s comfort and needs are first and foremost.
It’s the little touches that can make your visits comfortable and convenient! Our little patients can lay back and watch their favourite cartoons or show on the Television on the ceiling with the noise cancelling headphones while they get their treatment.
Eligibility for Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Commonwealth-funded scheme that covers part or the full cost of certain dental services for children.
To check whether you or your child is eligible to be able to claim benefits, visit the Child Dental Benefits Schedule website. click here to check CDBS eligibility
You can use your CDBS benefit at a private dental practice or a Queensland Health dental clinic.
The Australian Dental Association Say… It’s never too early to begin teaching good oral hygiene to your children. Behaviours learnt when they’re young tend to stick with them throughout life. The need for this is increasingly important with tooth decay among children on the rise, with more than half of all 6-year old’s having some decay in their baby and adult teeth, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Where to start
You should start caring for your child’s oral health from when they’re a baby and into their toddler years so by the time they reach 3 years of age or so, they are well-versed in what it takes to keep their teeth healthy. They will require assistance from you until about the age of 7 or 8 but even then, it’s a good idea to supervise them when they’re brushing and flossing their teeth.
Baby teeth matter
Yes, they eventually fall out to make way for adult teeth but that doesn’t mean cleaning them isn’t important. Decayed teeth can cause severe pain & infection just like adult teeth. If teeth need to be removed, it can cause crowding problems with their adult teeth emerge. So, ensure they brush their teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste, which they shouldn’t swallow, remembering to brush for at least two minutes at a time. Try using an egg timer to make keeping time fun for your child. Flossing, with parental assistance until the age of 10 or when they are deft enough to do it themselves, should start as soon as children have two teeth in contact.
Regular dentist visits
Starting at the age of 1, or within 6 months of the first tooth appearing, your child should see their dentist regularly and understand that visiting them is an important part of growing up.