Making dental visits fun and relaxed
Children’s Dentistry is very important. The team at Ausbridge Dental enjoy seeing children at the practice, getting them excited about their oral health and giving them the best start to grow up with beautiful smiles by helping to teach them how to best look after their teeth.
To help your child become familiar with the sights and sounds of our practice, we encourage you to bring them with you to your appointments from when they are 2 years old and let them observe and ask questions about your treatment.
This will allow them to become familiar with coming to Ausbridge dental.
An ideal time for your childs first check up with the dentist is around the age of three, although your welcome to bring your children at any age if you have even the slightest concerns or even for a checkup.
Whilst they’re young, we encourage parents to ask children to open their mouths wide and check their teeth whilst at home. This is just to get your children used to opening their mouths wide and having someone check their teeth.
Treatment may not be required when they are young, however introduction at an early age to visiting the dentist will allow them to become familiar with going to the dentist and they will know what to expect. It also allows the dentist to reinforce how important it is to brush your teeth.
Regular checkups will help reinforce good dental habits and prevent dental problems in the future, enabling your dentist to monitor your child’s teeth as they grow in.
It’s important to establish good oral hygiene from an early age. This will set your child up with a lifetime of beneficial dental habits, ultimately reducing the chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease well into adulthood.
If dental treatment is required at any time, your child will be introduced to all of the dentist’s tools and the procedure will be demonstrated outside of the mouth before commencing. Your dentist will also discuss with you the procedure and all materials to be used when the treatment plan is presented.
Eligible families now have access to benefits for basic dental services their children need through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), an initiative from the Australian government, and provided through Medicare.
The Importance of Oral Hygiene
We recommend using these benefits at preventive care appointments to avoid future dental issues for your kids. Our Dentists and Dental Hygienists provide your children with cleans and manage your children’s oral hygiene.
Equally important, they also teach your children how best to take care of their teeth at home. We strongly recommend that your child have an appointment with the dentist every 6 months.
If your child suffers a dental emergency, you can potentially use the CDBS scheme.