getting children excited about their smile
It’s fun for our team to see our younger patients at macquarieDentists and get them excited about their oral health. We spend time letting them get used to us and our equipment and make their appointment with us a fun experience. They get to
- push the buttons
- have a ride in the chair
- squirt the air and water
- and just get to know our equipment, which can look scary even to adults.
They can put on masks and gloves and pretend to be the childrens dentist!
This really helps children relax and see that we are there to help them have healthy mouths and teeth.
we always show them how to best clean their teeth
We may even paint their teeth pink or purple to show them where the dirt on the teeth is. Then we help them to learn the best way to remove it. This can really help take the pressure off when Mum or Dad tell them to brush their teeth!
Many of our younger patients love coming to see us and ask their parents when they can come again!
Our childrens dentists will also usually clean their teeth with our electric brush. They often love this as they find it tickles their gums! It also helps them to get used to having things in their mouth.
regular childrens dentist appointments get them set for life
At macquarieDentists, we recommend your whole family visit our childrens dentists for a check-up every six months from the age of 3 years old. Of course, if there are any issues earlier than this, we are happy to see them.
This will ensure early treatment of:
- any problems with teeth not coming through straight
- bone structure development
- or tiny cavities
It will also enables our dentists to assess any potential orthodontic problems.
Your child’s check-up is thorough and aims to relax them and build their trust and confidence so they see the childrens dentist experience and oral care as fun and important.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule
Did you know that your child could be receiving reduced cost dental care from macquarieDentists?
With the Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), you could receive benefits for basic dental services, from medicare, for your children between the ages of 2 and 17.
You need to check with Medicare first regarding your child’s eligibility and, if they are eligible, inform us that you want treatment done under this scheme BEFORE any treatment commences.
We are not able to claim for treatment through Medicare after the treatment has been done.
If you’re currently receiving a government payment, such as Family tax Benefit Part A, you may qualify to receive up to $1000 worth of benefits under the CBDS over a two calendar year period. It can cover the cost of examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions for your children from macquarieDentists.
For more information please see http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule