Child and Adolescent Dentistry
People tend to ignore the health and hygiene of baby teeth as they are not permanent. This puts the dental health of kids at a great risk as they continue to grow up. Even though milk teeth fall off to make room for permanent ones, it is vital to provide them with the best care possible.
In case of early loss of baby teeth, the complete side that has lost the tooth will become imbalanced and destabilised, resulting in problems like teeth crowding and moving of other teeth (including permanent ones). This can lead to the need for costly procedures in the future when the kid grows up. When it is about dental health, it’s best to begin at an early age.
Are your children covered under the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS)?
Yes! We Bulk Bill for eligible children! Child Dental Benefit Scheme is a government scheme that provides $1000 for general dental services at the private dental clinic. This is for eligible children between the age of 2 and 17. Call us to find out if your child or teenager is eligible and to make a booking. To find out more about this Scheme click Here.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
The first appointment to the dentist is usually swift and would consist of a small treatment. During the first visit, your dentist will observe your kid’s teeth and gums condition to find out any risks. Your dentist will discuss the results of the observation with you and your child, as well as offer valuable tips and important reminders on how to ensure that your child develops with a healthy and happy smile.
Safeguarding Children from Dental Worries
Fear of going to the dentist is normal and to be expected among little ones. However, your child’s first dental visit is a vital step in avoiding the onset of dental worries and anxiety. One way to combat this is to discuss with your child the need for visiting the dentist before the set appointment.
As you reach the clinic, let your kid get familiar with the dental clinic environment and talk with the friendly staff. This reduces any apprehension your child might feel, and turn the appointment into a happy experience. As a consequence, your child will be high on confidence and much less worried about meeting your dentist for a consultation during the next visit. He or she may even mentally prepare themselves for a lifetime of confident and cool visits to the dentist.
Dental Procedures to consider for Improved Oral Health of your Children
Regular Dental Consultations
Dental Hygiene Information
Appliances to get rid of Teeth Grinding
Sports and safety Mouth guards
More Preventive Dental Procedures
The Best Dental Care for Kids in Penrith
Every parent aims for top quality dental and oral care to make sure that they develop with strong teeth and gums. At Penrith Dental Clinic we do our best to help you achieve just that.
For healthy tips on the dental well-being of your children, contact us now or just book a visit with us on our website right here.