Kids’ Dentist in Leederville
Caring for your child’s oral health for a brighter, healthier future!
Looking for a kids dentist in Leederville? We’re here to look after your child or young family, and can bulk bill on the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS), providing they qualify. All kids need regular dental checkups, cleans and fluoride treatments. And we’re here for all the other things, too – like fillings, extractions, wisdom teeth removal and mouthguards.
Gap-free Dental for Kids!*
Gap-free dental check-ups with a dental hygienist for kids in Leederville.
Book your kids in with our dental hygienist and get a dental exam, scale & clean, fluoride, X-rays – and pay NO gap (*if you have insurance). We’ll swipe your card and claim the benefit for the service.
No insurance? We’ll cap it at $99.
Look after those baby teeth
Your child’s baby (primary) teeth are important. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, it’s essential your child learns to care for them. And it’s essential they develop the habit of good oral care, learning to brush their teeth morning and night. We also want to avoid cavities in baby teeth. If they lose their baby teeth prematurely, the teeth can no longer act as space savers, so alignment problems can develop in the adult teeth.
Regular dental checkups are essential for kids to keep them cavity-free. Childhood cavities are on the rise but the situation can be avoidable with good home habits and regular visits.
Regular dental checkup & clean appointments include:
- Scale, clean and polish
- Fluoride treatment
- Protective sealants to prevent the likelihood of cavities
- Oral hygiene instructions
- Ongoing dental health education
Your baby’s first dental visit
Give your kids the best start! As recommended by the Australian Dental Association, Your child should have the first-ever checkup at around 12 months of age or after the first tooth has erupted – whichever happens first. Although you may think there’s not much to do if your child doesn’t have many teeth, still, a lot can be achieved. For example, we’ll discuss:
- oral care and brushing techniques
- habits such as thumb sucking
- preventing traumatic injuries
- tooth decay, and how to avoid it
- nutritional advice – and what food/drinks to avoid
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
Did you know that your child may be eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)? If so, it’s likely would have received a letter from the Shane government or Medicare regarding your eligibility. To be bring in your letter to Oxford Street dental and we’ll take care of the rest.
The CDBS gives you up to $1000 for basic dental services over two calendar years.
Eligible children must be:
- between the ages of 2 to 17 years (for at least one day that year)
- eligible for Medicare
- receiving or have a parent receiving Australian government benefits at least once a year
- CDBS recipients can be the child’s guardian, parent or approved care organisation.
Approved CDBS dental services include:
- Dental checkups
- Clean/scale x-rays/fluorid
- Tooth extractions
- Root canal
NB: Orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry are not claimable CDBS items.
“Millions of kids eligible for free dental but just a third take it up” – Channel 7 NEWS
According to the ADA NSW, many families are not aware of the government funded scheme or think it is too confusing to access. But CDBS is easy to access and available here at our Leederville clinic.